EQT wins three prestigious industry awards
EQT is proud to have won three industry awards in the categories Fundraise of the Year in EMEA (Private Equity International), Fundraising of the Year (Infrastructure Investor) and Deal of the Year (Private Equity Real Estate).
Private Equity International (PEI) and its sister publications Infrastructure Investor and Private Equity Real Estate (PERE) have decided the winners for the 2021 annual awards. Considered to be the most prestigious awards in the industry, the competition commends distinguished achievements during the past year. The results are based on input from stakeholders in the private equity industry across the globe. Today, EQT is proud to receive recognition for some of these accomplishments:
- Private Equity International: Fundraise of the Year in EMEA
“EQT reclaims the top spot after winning Fundraise of the Year in EMEA in 2018. The firm gathered €15.6 billion for its ninth flagship fund in April last year, which is nearly €5 billion more than its predecessor. Approximately 70 percent of the commitments to EQT IX came from existing LPs. The Scandinavian giant had already deployed 75-80 percent of EQT IX as of mid-January. What’s more, it is back on the fundraising circuit, targeting €20 billion for EQT X.”
- Infrastructure Investor: Equity Fundraising of the Year
“EQT raised one of the industry’s largest-ever funds in 2021, closing at its €15.7 billion hard-cap and enjoying a 99 percent re-up rate from its predecessor based on committed capital. The firm’s LP base includes pensions, insurers, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and family offices. The fund is already between 60 percent and 65 percent invested across a 12-asset portfolio, with a strong leaning towards assets supporting the energy transition, including global waste-to-energy company Covanta and US solar developer Cypress Creek Renewables.”
- Private Equity Real Estate: Deal of the Year
"In the Deal of the Year category, the top three vote-getters all were transactions tied to firms best known for investing in industrial real-estate or ancillary strategies [such as] Swedish Private Equity firm EQT’s purchase of $10 billion US manager Exeter Property Group."