As we celebrate 10 years of the Operational Excellence Awards, Private Equity International continues to seek out the best examples of value creation by private equity firms.
To qualify for this year’s awards, the GP must have fully or partially exited between June 2020 and June 2021. Entries were accepted for portfolio companies headquartered across three regions: Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Asia-Pacific; and the Americas. Within these regions PEI called for entries across four size categories: large-cap (entry price over $500 million); upper mid-market ($250 million to $500 million); lower mid-market ($100 million to $250 million); and small-cap (under $100 million). The submissions were sent to a panel of judges who were tasked with reviewing the entries for a particular region. The judges were asked to consider factors such as ESG, innovation and growth strategy. The judging panel scored each entry for the overall level of operational excellence demonstrated.
Winners were selected in each region, based on the entry that received the highest average operational excellence score in each size category. On December 2, 2021 we will be sharing some of the winning value creation stories with our members via a virtual session.
While the awards have been running for a decade, the quality of the submissions has not faded. Thank you to all the firms that continue to share their examples of operational expertise in action with PEI.
To gain access to the Operational Excellence Awards Deep Dive, you must be an Operating Partners All Access member.
Operational Excellence Awards Deep Dive - Thursday 2nd
OpEx Awards 21: Meet the winners
Henrik Aspen, Partner, Verdane (EMEA winner)
Sujit John, Managing Director, Partners Group (Americas winner)
Helmut Schuehsler, Chairman and CEO, TVM Capital Healthcare (EMEA winner)
James Smith, Director, Advent (EMEA winner)
Adam Smallman, Director of Membership Programs, PEI Media