The awards, which are hosted by funds publication privateequitywire, recognise the best private equity managers, investors, consultants, advisers and service providers over the past year.

The publication partnered with leading financial data and software company PitchBook to shortlist firms for each category following PitchBook’s own analysis of firms in the European private equity industry from 1 November 2018 – 31 October 2019. Readers of privateequitywire were then polled over a period of eight weeks to find winners across all award categories. Overall, the votes were split 27% investors, 38% fund managers and 35% service providers.

The firm’s award success follows shortly after the publication of the annual Guernsey and Jersey fund reports by independent fund industry research group Monterey Insight, which saw Carey Olsen once again continue as the number one legal adviser to investment funds in Guernsey and move into first place among legal advisers to Jersey domiciled funds.

Carey Olsen Guernsey corporate partner Christopher Anderson said: “Private equity work is a mainstay of our legal offering across the group and we’re delighted to see Carey Olsen recognised as the leading law firm working in the fund structuring space by the readers of privateequitywire.

“We continue to work on some of the largest, most innovative and ground-breaking deals in the private equity sector as well as advising fledgling managers on the establishment of first-time funds. This award is both an endorsement of our broad range of expertise and a credit to the hard work and talent of our people.”

For further information on the PE Wire European Awards, including the complete list of winners, please visit the event website.