Real Deals Media is at the heart of mid-market private equity, producing two major publications and a suite of major conferences and award ceremonies for the industry which go back over twenty years.

Our Publications

Our Publications

Our Publications

Real Deals publishes the most important European private equity news, alongside deep analysis and comprehensive deal coverage.
This October we are celebrating 20 years of being the independent voice of European private equity!

This year we have welcome aboard The Drawdown to our family, which we will be relaunching soon. The Drawdown provides vital insight and analysis for mid and back-office private equity professionals.

Through this partnership, Real Deals Media provides insightful content and events for the entire private equity industry, for deal-markers through investor relations, to finance and operations.

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Our Publications

Our Events

Our Events

Here at Real Deals Media we work hard to understand what makes our audience tick, ensuring that our industry-leading events deliver for each audience. Servicing the finance, SME and private equity sectors, our events go through a rigorous research process before launching to senior level audience including GPs, LPs, CEOs, MDs, Finance Directors and CFOs from across the UK and Europe. Read on for further details of the titles within our portfolio.

Private Equity Awards

24 August 2020, JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel

Launched in 2001, the Private Equity Awards are the oldest and most respected accolades bestowed on the private equity industry and those who advise it. Consisting of four different categories of awards; these are broken down by research-led finalists for the Deal of the Year and House of the Year awards, and nomination-judged Advisory and Special Awards. The culmination of the hard work of all entrants, nominees and finalists is the black-tie awards ceremony held at an exclusive London venue each year.

Finance Leaders' Summit

14 September 2020, The May Fair Hotel

More than ever before, the Finance Director’s role extends beyond financial responsibilities into ever more varied aspects of the business, and this is especially true of those working in UK’s SMEs. The Finance Leaders’ Summit offers the UK’s finance directors and CFOs the opportunity to delve further into the challenges and issues that are keeping them awake at night. Topics include: tech innovation, funding options, HR and expansion with expert addresses from academics and industry specialists as well as fellow FDs.

Real Deals Value Creation Munich

24 September 2020, Courtyard by Marriott Munich City Centre

Value creation within portfolio companies is a crucial part of today’s private equity world. As high-multiples and fierce competition call for continuously new growth strategies which differentiate managers and deliver returns.

By combining content created especially for the German market with exclusive insights from other private equity powerhouses across Europe Real Deals Value Creation is the place to help private equity houses create, refine and share those strategies.

From talent management questions to digitalisation and buy-and-build: Real Deals Value Creation Munich will leave no stone unturned when it comes to driving growth and affecting lasting change.

Private Equity Service Provider Awards

5 October 2020, Grand Connaught Rooms

The Drawdown’s Private Equity Services Awards 2020 recognise and reward private equity service providers that have demonstrated impressive business growth, exceptional service and product innovation over the past 12 months.

Accolades will be awarded to: Fund Administrators, Tax & Compliance Consultancies, Operations & Technology Consultancies, Recruitment Agents, Technology & Software Providers, CFOs & COOs of Private Equity Firms

Real Deals Mid-Market Debt

October 2020, London

Real Deals Mid-Market Debt brings together GPs with the entire acquisition finance supply chain: banks, credit funds, asset-based lenders and advisers. With the debt markets changing rapidly and UK private equity firms having more financial options at their disposal than ever before, this conference offers cutting-edge analysis of the very latest movements and trends combined with a comprehensive overview of today’s debt markets.

Real Deals Value Creation

November 2020, London

In current market conditions, it has become more important than ever to create and enhance value in portfolio companies, drive growth and affect lasting change. Assembling leading market experts operating under varied value creation models, Real Deals Value Creation leaves no stone unturned when it comes to operational excellence and driving growth.

Not only does this event look at tactics to build the right strategy to enhance value; It also addresses the varied challenges that come with integrating portfolio management teams into the wider firm and finding the right value creation model to suit your investment portfolio and resources.

The Private Equity Operational Leaders Summit

19-20 Novemeber 2020, Wotton House Country Estate Hotel

The Operational Leaders’ Summit is a relaxed, discreet forum for private equity CFOs and COOs to meet and discuss the big issues currently impacting their roles.

Join us to learn from industry experts about developments in technology strategies, cybersecurity, regulations and compliance, working with outsourced providers, ESG, talent attraction and retention, risk management, fund structuring and much more.

Growing Business Awards

25 November 2020, JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel

Since 1998, the Growing Business Awards have been bringing together and honouring some of the UK’s most outstanding entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses. Consistent high-quality nominees, numerous categories and a finely-tuned judging process have ensured the Growing Business Awards have made a name for themselves as a springboard for future entrepreneurial success and growth.

Real Deals Mid-Market

January 2021, London

Launched in 2009, Real Deals Mid-Market is the UK’s leading private equity conference. Consistently attracting over 95% of UK mid-market private equity firms each year, the conference brings together GPs and LPs with companies who provide services to facilitate deals and the smooth-running thereafter.

Renowned for its cutting-edge, debate-driven programme and expert speakers, Real Deals Mid-Market offers presentations, panel discussions, round tables and career-focused streams to facilitate learning, engagement and business-building connections.