NEW YORK, March 1, 2019 – As part of Private Debt Investor’s Annual Awards, Dyal Capital Partners has been named as the 2018 “Investor of the Year.”
Each year, the PDI Awards acknowledge the leading firms and deals in the market. After initial nominations, readers vote on a select group of finalists in each category.
As the publication describes the awards, “The 2018 PDI Annual Awards – now into its sixth year – is an important opportunity for our readers to offer their views on the leading lights of the industry. It offers invaluable insight into who are the most influential players and the extent to which their brand, and their activities, are contributing to the overall market. It is also a good indicator of how the market has evolved.”
Michael Rees, Head of Dyal Capital Partners said, “We view the private credit market as one of the most interesting areas of opportunity for leading firms and set out to find partners that were truly differentiated and proven market leaders.”
Private Debt Investor is a global independent publication based in London covering the private debt and private equity industries.
The Private Debt Investor (PDI) Awards are based on thousands of votes cast in PDI’s annual poll comprised of industry participants. PDI called for award contenders to provide accomplishments for the year, but respondents are forbidden from voting for their own firm, and there are no sponsors or panel of judges. This year the PDI editorial team put together shortlists over 45 categories across three broad regions; the Americas; Europe, and Asia-Pacific. The voting opens up to readers in December and January and closes in mid-January. Poll results are published by PDI in its Annual Review in March.
Dyal Capital Partners was selected to be on a shortlist of nominees for the awards referenced above by the PDI editorial team and was selected as the winner of the awards through a voting process by thousands of PDI readers. The selection of Dyal to receive the awards was based in part on subjective criteria and a limited universe of candidates, and therefore there can be no assurance that a different global edit team or voters might not have selected other firms or transactions as the winners. The information provided above is solely for informational purposes and may not be representative of a particular investor’s experience, nor should the information be construed, or relied upon, as any indication of future performance of Neuberger Berman, Dyal Capital Partners, or any of its funds.
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“Our [Private Debt Investor Magazine] 2018 annual awards mark the end result of a long process. The early stages saw us invite firms in the asset class to send us reminders of their highlights from the year. There then followed long discussions – in the form of both sit-down meetings and calls – to assess the merits of the many possible candidates. Our long lists were then whittled down to the final four in each poll category. The poll was open for around a month between early December 2018 and early January 2019, and there then followed stringent vetting of the votes to make sure they fully complied with our rules.”