PEI awards voting enters final week

Time is running out to cast your vote in the prestigious Private Equity International Awards 2011. Many of the races are incredibly close - so your vote could edge one firm, fund or advisor into the No. 1 spot.

Voting for the Private Equity International Awards 2011 closes on Friday 13 January, so if you haven’t already done so, we'd love you to participate.

The PEI Awards 2011 give you the chance to cast your vote in a range of categories, covering GPs, LPs, and advisors, across four main geographical areas: Asia, North America, Europe, and the Rest of the World.

Since 2001, these awards have grown to become the largest and most comprehensive in the private equity industry, honouring not only private equity firms, but service providers too.

They are also the only awards voted on entirely by the industry for the industry – so they are totally independent, with no sponsorship and no panel of judges. They are your awards.

Now is your chance to vote on which GPs, LPs, advisors and transactions truly stood out over the past 12 months.

For your convenience, the global poll is split into regions. You needn’t answer every question: simply vote in the categories that matter most to you. To ensure your confidential vote is not disqualified, only vote once and do not vote for your own firm.

To vote in the Awards, please click HERE

For more information about the awards, as well as when the results are published, click HERE

A number of categories are incredibly close, so your input could make all the difference.

In the Asia segment of the awards, for example, just three votes separate the top three nominees in the mid-market firm of the year category.

The Firm of the year in China category is also very close, whilst the top two in the Direct / co-investor of the year category are presently tied.

In the North American segment, the race to be crowned Fund of Funds of the year is finely poised, with two firms separated by a single vote. And in the Law firm of the year (transactions) category, the result could again go either way between two of the nominees.

Amongst the European categories, competition in the advisory segment is particularly fierce, with one vote separating the leading nominees in the Large-cap-focused bank of the year category. In the Firm of the year in France category too, all four nominees are in contention.

So please take the time to vote in as many categories as you can. The winners will be announced in due course.