Value Creation Awards 2024

About

Actum Group is pleased to announce the second edition of the Private Equity Value Creation Awards taking place on 21st March 2024. The night will bring together more than 200 senior executives, across private equity funds, portfolio companies, advisors and consultants in recognition of their incredible work achieved in the space of value creation.

You are invited to submit nominations for companies that you believe have made a significant contribution and had a substantial influence on value creation within the private equity space. You may nominate your own company or any other company you deem deserving. Please note that there are no fees associated with submitting nominations.

Timeline

NOVEMBER 23
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NOVEMBER 23

Nominations Begin

DECEMBER 21
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DECEMBER 21

Submissions Deadline

JANUARY 29
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JANUARY 29

Finalists Shortlisted

FEBRUARY 12
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FEBRUARY 12

Winners Review Begins

MARCH 20
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MARCH 20

Value Creation Forum

MARCH 21
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MARCH 21

Gala Awards Ceremony

Natural History Museum

Submission Categories

Advisors

Providers

Limited Partners

Value Creation Firm of the Year (5 Categories)

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Value Creation Firm of the Year

This award is separated into categories that cover Revenue & Growth; People and organisational strategy; Digital transformation; Operational Process Improvements; and ESG. Submissions will be made by advisors in each category. Judges will evaluate submissions that highlight work that has been undertaken across portfolio companies in each respective category. Submissions should demonstrate the achievements that have been made during value creation projects and the success they have since earned for the company.

Should you wish to submit your nomination and supporting details directly, please email
events @ actumgroup.com
including the relevant award name.

Value Creation Firm of the Year

Nominated For:

Your email address is required for our internal verification purposes  only and will not be reused for any other purpose nor supplied to any other 3rd party as part of this voting process.

Value Creation Software Solution Award

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Value Creation Software Award

This will be awarded to a software company in the private equity sector that excels in fostering value creation through innovation, efficiency, and significant impacts on operational and financial outcomes. The judging process will center on evaluating the software's effectiveness in strategic alignment, enhancing investor and company transparency, and its novel development approaches. Key areas of focus are streamlining data management, embedding ESG metrics, and promoting technology and innovation, all aimed at underlining the software's role in driving revenue growth, operational improvements, sustainable practices, and overall value creation.

Should you wish to submit your nomination and supporting details directly, please email
events @ actumgroup.com
including the relevant award name.

Value Creation Software Award

Your email address is required for our internal verification purposes  only and will not be reused for any other purpose nor supplied to any other 3rd party as part of this voting process.

Value Creation LP of the Year Award

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Value Creation LP of the Year Award

This award celebrates LPs in the private equity sector for their outstanding role in driving value creation. The judging criteria include strategic involvement in promoting growth, innovation, operational improvements, and ESG practices, the introduction of innovative and value-adding initiatives, impactful collaboration with General Partners (GPs), and the LP's overall influence in setting industry standards and enhancing the private equity ecosystem.

Should you wish to submit your nomination and supporting details directly, please email
events @ actumgroup.com
including the relevant award name.

Value Creation LP of the Year Award

Your email address is required for our internal verification purposes  only and will not be reused for any other purpose nor supplied to any other 3rd party as part of this voting process.

Value Creation ESG Award

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Value Creation ESG Award

This award honours Limited Partners (LPs) who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles, driving tangible value creation across the key three elements. The judging criteria include the integration of ESG principles into investment strategies and decision-making, the selection of new General Partners (GPs) based on ESG criteria, the promotion of ESG efforts and best practices among their current private equity managers, and the adoption of policies that demonstrate a long-term commitment to responsible investing.

Should you wish to submit your nomination and supporting details directly, please email
events @ actumgroup.com
including the relevant award name.

Value Creation ESG Award (LP)

Your email address is required for our internal verification purposes  only and will not be reused for any other purpose nor supplied to any other 3rd party as part of this voting process.

Advisors

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Value Creation Firm of the Year

This award is separated into categories that cover Revenue & Growth; People and organisational strategy; Digital transformation; Operational Process Improvements; and ESG. Submissions will be made by advisors in each category. Judges will evaluate submissions that highlight work that has been undertaken across portfolio companies in each respective category. Submissions should demonstrate the achievements that have been made during value creation projects and the success they have since earned for the company.

Should you wish to submit your nomination and supporting details directly, please email
events @ actumgroup.com
including the relevant award name.

Value Creation Firm of the Year

Nominated For:

Your email address is required for our internal verification purposes  only and will not be reused for any other purpose nor supplied to any other 3rd party as part of this voting process.

Value Creation Firm of the Year (5 Categories)

Providers

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Value Creation Software Award

This will be awarded to a software company in the private equity sector that excels in fostering value creation through innovation, efficiency, and significant impacts on operational and financial outcomes. The judging process will center on evaluating the software's effectiveness in strategic alignment, enhancing investor and company transparency, and its novel development approaches. Key areas of focus are streamlining data management, embedding ESG metrics, and promoting technology and innovation, all aimed at underlining the software's role in driving revenue growth, operational improvements, sustainable practices, and overall value creation.

Should you wish to submit your nomination and supporting details directly, please email
events @ actumgroup.com
including the relevant award name.

Value Creation Software Award

Your email address is required for our internal verification purposes  only and will not be reused for any other purpose nor supplied to any other 3rd party as part of this voting process.

Value Creation Software
Solution Award

Limited Partners

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Value Creation ESG Award

This award honours Limited Partners (LPs) who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles, driving tangible value creation across the key three elements. The judging criteria include the integration of ESG principles into investment strategies and decision-making, the selection of new General Partners (GPs) based on ESG criteria, the promotion of ESG efforts and best practices among their current private equity managers, and the adoption of policies that demonstrate a long-term commitment to responsible investing.

Should you wish to submit your nomination and supporting details directly, please email
events @ actumgroup.com
including the relevant award name.

Value Creation ESG Award (LP)

Your email address is required for our internal verification purposes  only and will not be reused for any other purpose nor supplied to any other 3rd party as part of this voting process.

Value Creation ESG Award
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Value Creation LP of the Year Award

This award celebrates LPs in the private equity sector for their outstanding role in driving value creation. The judging criteria include strategic involvement in promoting growth, innovation, operational improvements, and ESG practices, the introduction of innovative and value-adding initiatives, impactful collaboration with General Partners (GPs), and the LP's overall influence in setting industry standards and enhancing the private equity ecosystem.

Should you wish to submit your nomination and supporting details directly, please email
events @ actumgroup.com
including the relevant award name.

Value Creation LP of the Year Award

Your email address is required for our internal verification purposes  only and will not be reused for any other purpose nor supplied to any other 3rd party as part of this voting process.

Value Creation LP of the
Year Award

General Partners

Value Creation Deal of the Year (4 Categories)

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Value Creation Deal of the Year

This award will be judged on investments realised in 2023 that have created the most value measured by the % increase in EBITDA between acquisition and exit, coupled with value creation metrics delivered. This award is divided into four main categories: large, upper-mid, lower-mid, and growth.

Should you wish to submit your nomination and supporting details directly, please email
events @ actumgroup.com
including the relevant award name.

Value Creation Deal of the Year

Nominated For:

Your email address is required for our internal verification purposes  only and will not be reused for any other purpose nor supplied to any other 3rd party as part of this voting process.

Best Use of Technology in Value Creation

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Best Use of Technology in Value Creation

Here the judges are looking at how private equity firms have deployed technology to identify, develop or execute value creation levers. This could include the use of data or software in ways that had not previously been considered or applied by the portfolio company.

Should you wish to submit your nomination and supporting details directly, please email
events @ actumgroup.com
including the relevant award name.

Best Use of Technology in Value Creation

Your email address is required for our internal verification purposes  only and will not be reused for any other purpose nor supplied to any other 3rd party as part of this voting process.

Value Creation Team of the Year

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Value Creation Team of the Year

In this category, the judges are looking for a case study that demonstrates a high degree of collaboration and teamwork between sponsor, executive management and third-party consultant to successfully deliver a specific value creation goal over the last 12 months.

Should you wish to submit your nomination and supporting details directly, please email
events @ actumgroup.com
including the relevant award name.

Value Creation Team of the Year

Your email address is required for our internal verification purposes  only and will not be reused for any other purpose nor supplied to any other 3rd party as part of this voting process.

Value Creation Initiative of the Year

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Value Creation Initiative of the year

In this category the judges are looking for a standout initiative implemented in the last 24 months that have had a material impact on the operations of a business. This could include, among other things, a complementary or transformative bolt-on acquisition; new product launches; new pricing models; digital enhancements or implementation; internationalising a company. The award covers initiatives made in the last two years to allow them to demonstrate value.   

Should you wish to submit your nomination and supporting details directly, please email
events @ actumgroup.com
including the relevant award name.

Value Creation Initiative of the year

Your email address is required for our internal verification purposes  only and will not be reused for any other purpose nor supplied to any other 3rd party as part of this voting process.

Value Creation Innovation Award

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Value Creation Innovation Award

Judges will award this to a private equity house that has introduced novel ways of growing a company or applied new or revolutionary value creation strategies or levers that have led to material improvements to a particular business or sector. Judges will also take into account innovative R&D within companies that has resulted in new, cutting edge product development or launches that have made a significant impact and impression on its specific sector.

Should you wish to submit your nomination and supporting details directly, please email
events @ actumgroup.com
including the relevant award name.

Value Creation Innovation Award

Your email address is required for our internal verification purposes  only and will not be reused for any other purpose nor supplied to any other 3rd party as part of this voting process.

Value Creation ESG Award

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Value Creation ESG Award

This will be awarded to a private equity firm that has demonstrated excellence across all three areas of ESG and the impact this sponsor has made upon its portfolio companies. Judges will take into account Environmental initiatives that have been introduced to a business such as making a company carbon neutral, reducing the use of travel across the company and making workspaces greener. Governance initiatives will take into account how a sponsor has ‘professionalised’ a company by installing best practise procedures, creating relevant reporting lines or establishing a Board and ensuring the company meets all of its sector-specific regulatory requirements. The Social element of this category will be judged on how pro-active a sponsor encourages diversity and inclusion across a company’s workforce and management. It will additionally look at the work companies do for its community and charitable initiatives it may champion.  

Should you wish to submit your nomination and supporting details directly, please email
events @ actumgroup.com
including the relevant award name.

Value Creation ESG Award (GP)

Your email address is required for our internal verification purposes  only and will not be reused for any other purpose nor supplied to any other 3rd party as part of this voting process.

Value Creation Expansion Award

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Value Creation Expansion Award

This award will be presented to a private equity firm that has successfully guided a portfolio company in expanding into new countries, product lines, or service offerings. The judges will consider the scope of the expansion, its financial impact on the company's balance sheet, the number of new jobs created, the speed and efficiency of the expansion, and how the expansion has improved the overall business.   

Should you wish to submit your nomination and supporting details directly, please email
events @ actumgroup.com
including the relevant award name.

Value Creation Expansion Award

Your email address is required for our internal verification purposes  only and will not be reused for any other purpose nor supplied to any other 3rd party as part of this voting process.

Group Portfolio Collaboration Excellence Award

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Group Portfolio Collaboration Excellence Award

The Judges are looking for examples of sponsors that use high levels of knowledge-sharing and cross-pollination of ideas throughout its various portfolio companies. This could include annual or quarterly events attended by respective CEOs of companies or centralised online portals where management teams can make business enquiries or get in touch with investment managers or fellow management teams for advice. 

Should you wish to submit your nomination and supporting details directly, please email
events @ actumgroup.com
including the relevant award name.

Group Portfolio Collaboration Excellence Award

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Value Creation Rising Star Award

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Value Creation Rising Star Award

This is awarded to an individual who has worked in the private equity sector for no longer than two years and demonstrated an outstanding talent in identifying and executing value creation and growth strategies, which have proven to deliver exceptional results across one or more investments during their short time in the industry.  

Should you wish to submit your nomination and supporting details directly, please email
events @ actumgroup.com
including the relevant award name.

Value Creation Rising Star Award

Your email address is required for our internal verification purposes  only and will not be reused for any other purpose nor supplied to any other 3rd party as part of this voting process.

Methodology

The Value Creation Awards have been specifically created for the private equity sector, focused on recognising excellence in value creation. To be eligible for these prestigious awards, companies must demonstrate significant achievements in enhancing value within their respective areas of expertise. Nominations for the awards can be made in two ways: companies can either nominate themselves or be nominated by a third party, allowing for a broad and inclusive range of entrants. The selection is then carried out in two phases that involves a diverse panel of judges, including Limited Partners (LPs), General Partners (GPs), Academics, Advisors, and Actum Group representatives.

Submissions are initially reviewed and ranked using a unique medal-based system. Gold for the highest preference, Silver for the second, Bronze for the third, and Copper for the fourth. Gold equates to 4 points and Copper to 1 point. We then aggregate these scores, the four submissions with the highest scores are the Finalists.

The Finalists are subsequently invited to submit any additional information in order to bolster their cases. The judges reassess these submissions using the same ranking system, ultimately awarding the company with the highest cumulative score as the winner.

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