Seconds out, round two

Remember: these are your awards, so please take a few minutes to vote now in round two of the Private Equity International Awards.

The second and final round of voting launches today of the only private equity awards decided by the industry.

The tension is mounting. So once again we turn to our readers, our army of industry insiders, to determine who were the real winners of 2007 across the globe. 

The first round to determine the shortlists witnessed the biggest ever turnout from the readers of Private Equity International and They have produced a few surprises in a roll call of excellence. To see who made the shortlist in each category and to vote for the ultimate winner click here. Vote now!

The poll is split into three sections and you need only vote on the areas of your expertise. Once you have entered your email – the only obligatory field – each of the three surveys will only take a couple of minutes to complete. We have timed them stopwatch in hand!

Please do not vote for yourself and please vote only once. If you are determined to succeed make sure you rally your customers and contacts to the cause. Feel free to email them this link:

This is our eighth annual poll and our biggest to date. Your vote is crucial, so thanks to all those that helped make our first round such a success and thanks in advance to all of you who vote now.

The awards are unique because they are totally independent. There is no sponsorship, no opening short list, no panel of judges. They are your awards.

To get going:

Click here for the North American poll.
Click here for the European poll.
Click here for the Asian, African, Middle Eastern and Latin American poll.

The poll stays open until the end of January 2008 and the results will be published on and in our Annual Review, which is released at the end of February 2008.
The Annual Review will also reveal the PEI Editors' Awards for Global Champions. This is the ultimate accolade, introduced last year, and it will be determined by our award-winning team of editors. Guided by the poll's results they will select those firms and individuals they think had the greatest impact on the industry in 2007.