The Drawdown Awards recognise the very best in private equity operations, awarding outstanding service provision and operational leaders. The shortlists this year clearly demonstrated the depth and excellence in the private equity industry.
The Drawdown was established to support the private equity industry as it faces increased challenges and pressures - namely new rules and regulations, rising demands from investors, harnessing data and digitisation, and perhaps most importantly - keeping up with ever growing investor appetite.
All of these challenges sit squarely with operational professionals, who require the highest levels of quality from their service providers. This is what makes these awards a vital part of the work we do, and more importantly, facilitates the strengthening of private equity operations.
Throughout 2021, private equity went from strength to strength. The industry embraced digital and virtual ways of working, and used these increased efficiencies to speed up deal and fundraising processes.
And that is in a large part down to the hard work of service providers. Companies that strive to provide innovative solutions, to continually keep pace with the changing needs of the industry, of investors and regulators alike.
It has always been our core belief that the health of the private equity industry rests in the hands of operating professionals - individuals enabling their organisations to scale and keep up with investor demand, to launch new strategies, to communicate clearly and effectively and all within a robust and compliant framework.
With that, a huge congratulations to all of the companies that made it onto this year’s shortlist - the levels of innovation and support shown for the ecosystem were beyond impressive.
The credibility of these awards owes a huge amount to our fantastic judging panel, who were hugely generous with their time and expertise.