The PEI Awards 2021 are live – vote now in 12 secondaries categories!

As we reach the close of 2021, it’s time for affiliate title Private Equity International‘s Awards to take centre stage. Voting is now officially open.




This year marks the 20th anniversary of our awards: since 2001, we have given industry specialists the chance to have their say on the leading firms, deals and much more within the global private equity space.

There are 12 secondaries categories this year spanning buyers, advisors, deals and law firms across three global regions, in addition to 60 other categories for the wider private equity market. You’re encouraged to vote in any category you feel you are qualified to judge.

To help you navigate the voting process, we’ve drawn up a shortlist for each category based on our coverage throughout the year, our conversations with the market and your submissions.

You can also add your own choice, if you feel that the rightful winner isn’t on our list.

The rules for voting are simple:

  • You may only vote once
  • You may not vote for yourself or your own firm (such votes will not be counted)
  • You are not required to vote in all categories – only those of interest to you (but we encourage you to fill in as many as you can)
  • Non-corporate email addresses will be discounted (so no Gmail or Hotmail addresses)

The polls close at 11:59pm PST on Wednesday 12 January 2022, with the results revealed in March.

We can’t wait to find out what you think.