EVCJ AWARDS FOR WORK UNDERTAKEN IN 2003

VC HOUSE OF THE YEAR

Winner: Apax Partners

Highly commended: HBM BioVentures

FINANCIAL SPONSOR OF THE YEAR – LARGE FUNDS*

* large funds are defined as those firms that either have raised a fund in excess of £1bn or have annual, evergreen or off balance sheet arrangements that give them access to that amount of capital over a three to five year period.

Winner: CVC Capital Partners

Highly commended: Candover

Highly commended: Permira

FINANCIAL SPONSOR OF THE YEAR – MID SIZE FUNDS**

**mid size funds are defined as those firms that either have raised a fund of less than £1bn or have annual, evergreen or off balance sheet arrangements that give them access to less than £1bn over a three to five year period.

Winner: Montagu Private Equity

Highly commended: ISIS Private Equity

Highly commended: PPM Ventures

LBO DEBT PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

Joint winner: Barclays Capital

Joint winner: CSFB

Highly commended: Royal Bank of Scotland

MID MARKET DEBT PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Bank of Scotland

Highly commended: Royal Bank of Scotland

Highly commended: BNP Paribas

MEZZANINE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

Winner: ICG

Highly commended: Royal Bank of Scotland

REALISATION OF THE YEAR

Winner: Apax Partners & Hicks, Muse Tate & Furst for the Yell IPO

Highly commended: Alchemy Partners for the MMS International trade sale

Highly commended: Pi Capital & Electra for the Sporting Index trade sale

PRIVATE EQUITY ACCOUNTANCY FIRM OF THE YEAR

Winner: Deloitte & Touche

Highly commended: KPMG

Highly commended: PricewaterhouseCoopers

PRIVATE EQUITY LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Winner: Clifford Chance

Highly commended: SJ Berwin

Highly commended: Lovells