Now in their seventeenth year, these awards are the oldest, apollo private equity investments respected accolades bestowed on the private equity industry and those that advise it. Advisory Awards This year we are accepting nominations for the Corporate Finance, Legal, Bank, Specialist Lender, Fund Administration, Commercial Due Diligence, Placement Agent and Specialist Adviser categories. The shortlists will then be decided by a Real Deals editor before being presented to the panel of GP judges for final deliberation.

Deal of the Year and House of the Year Deal of the Year and House of the Year shortlists are assembled following research carried out by Real Deals and Cass Business School, with support from Preqin data. Deal of the Year will be judged by a panel of GP judges and House of the Year categories will be judged by a panel of LP judges. Grand Prix Categories The Grand Prix House and Deal of the Year categories will be judged live on the night. Special Awards The shortlist for the Environmental and Social Governance award will be collated following nominations from a specialist LP judging panel.

The Private Equity Hall of Fame recipient is nominated by the Real Deals editorial team. This award recognises the overall achievement of banks and specialist lenders in the calendar year of 2017. Two awards will be made from this shortlist, for Bank of the Year and Specialist Lender of the Year. This award recognises the overall achievement of asset-based lenders in the calendar year of 2017, reflecting success in new business, market share and credit quality as well as the overall evolution of team and strategy. This award recognises the overall achievement of specialist advisers in the calendar year of 2017, reflecting success in creating value for clients through the provision of bespoke advice in specialist areas, as well as the overall evolution of team and strategy. This award recognises the overall achievement of commercial due diligence advisers in the calendar year of 2017, reflecting success in creating value for clients through the provision of high quality analysis, genuine market insight and service, as well as the overall evolution of team and strategy.

This award recognises the overall achievement of placement agents in the calendar year of 2017, reflecting success in creating value for clients through outstanding execution, market insight, close partnerships with clients and investor networks, as well as the overall evolution of team and strategy. This award recognises the overall achievement of fund administrators in the calendar year of 2017, reflecting success in creating value for clients through the use of technology, understanding of ever-changing regulation and best-in-class reporting and analysis, as well as the overall evolution of team and strategy. This award recognises the overall achievement of pan-European legal advisers in the calendar year of 2017, reflecting success in creating value for clients through outstanding execution, commercial awareness and ability to deliver creative solutions to problems, as well as the overall evolution of team and strategy. Regional Legal Adviser of the Year and Pan-European Legal Adviser of the Year. This award recognises the overall achievement of regional legal advisers in the calendar year of 2017, reflecting success in creating value for clients through outstanding execution, commercial awareness and ability to deliver creative solutions to problems, as well as the overall evolution of team and strategy. This award recognises the overall achievement of corporate financiers advising on UK deals in the calendar year of 2017, reflecting success in creating value for clients through outstanding execution and the provision of genuine market and sector insight, as well as the overall evolution of team and strategy. This award recognises the overall achievement of corporate financiers advising on continental European deals in the calendar year of 2017, reflecting success in creating value for clients through outstanding execution and the provision of genuine market and sector insight, as well as the overall evolution of team and strategy.

This award recognises the overall achievement of UK buyout houses in the calendar year of 2017, reflecting success in fundraising, new deals and exits, as well as the overall evolution of the firm. This award recognises the overall achievement of buyout houses focused on a particular region of the Continental market in the calendar year of 2017, reflecting success in fundraising, new deals and exits, as well as the overall evolution of the firm. This award recognises the overall achievement of Pan-European buyout houses in the calendar year of 2017, reflecting success in fundraising, new deals and exits, as well as the overall evolution of the firm. This award recognises the overall achievement of Global buyout houses in the calendar year of 2017 reflecting success in fundraising, new deals and exits, as well as the overall evolution of the firm. This award recognises the overall achievement of European Special Situations Houses in the calendar year of 2017, reflecting success in fundraising, new deals and exits, as well as the overall evolution of the firm. This award will be voted for on the evening and will go to the house deemed to be strongest from across all the regional winners. The judges for this award will take into account financial return, but also the contribution of the private equity house of the growth of the company and the wider impact of the success story for the asset class and for the broader economy.

Scottish Equity Partners, Highland Europe for matchesfashion. This category is open to all private equity deals involving a target company headquartered in central and eastern Europe which was exited in 2017. This category is open to all private equity deals involving a target company headquartered in Germany, Switzerland or Austria which was exited in 2017. This category is open to all private equity deals involving a target company headquartered in Nordics which was exited in 2017. This category is open to all private equity deals involving a target company headquartered in France and the Benelux which was exited in 2017. This category is open to all private equity deals involving a target company headquartered in the Mediterranean which was exited in 2017. This award will be voted for on the evening and will go to the exit deemed to be strongest from across all the regional winners.

This award recognises a firm’s commitment to best practice in environmental, social and corporate governance. The shortlist will be collated following nominations from a specialist LP judging panel. The Hall of Fame recognises the contribution of an individual to the private equity industry, including their representation of the industry to government, business and the public, their work in improving the fiscal and legal environment for the industry, and success in their own field. Currently a reporter on The One Show on BBC1 and a regular on Radio 4’s Just a Minute, he is the author of the The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries. He is also the author of two acclaimed royal biographies, a series of Children’s books and his own best selling diaries. The biggest and most enjoyable awards night in the calendar, where private equity’s finest celebrate the contribution of the industry to the success of European businesses. You are now leaving our website.

Apollo Global Management, LLC and its subsidiaries assume no responsibility for information or statements you may encounter on the Internet outside our website. Click here to proceed to the next page. 72 billion as of December 31, 2017. Since 1990, Apollo has developed substantial expertise and valuable relationships across nine core industries through our private equity investment activities. We have a demonstrated ability to adapt quickly to changing market environments and capitalize on market dislocations through our traditional and distressed buyout approach. In prior periods of strained financial liquidity, our private equity funds have made attractive investments by buying the debt of quality businesses, converting that debt to equity, creating value through active participation with management, and ultimately monetizing the investment. Our private equity investing activities are conducted through several strategies including traditional buyouts, distressed buyouts and debt investments, and corporate partner buyouts.

Opportunistic Buyouts: Opportunistic buyouts have historically comprised the majority of our investments. We generally target investments in companies where an entrepreneurial management team is comfortable operating in a leveraged environment. We target assets with high quality operating businesses but low-quality balance sheets, consistent with our traditional buyout strategies. Corporate Partner Buyouts: Corporate partner buyouts offer another way to capitalize upon investment opportunities during environments in which purchase prices for control of companies are at high multiplies of earnings, making them less attractive for traditional buyout investors.