Real Deals Media

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.

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.

UK Mid-Market Debt

25 September 2019 — Le Méridien Piccadilly, London

UK 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.

Growing Business Summit

8th – 9th October, London – 15 Hatfields, London

A follow-up to the prestigious Growing Business Awards, the Growing Business Summit offers a platform for high-growth business leaders and entrepreneurs to come together for a day of content and networking.

Covering all things business growth and helping you build the right strategy to succeed the Growing Business Summit is a chance to share your story and get inspired.

Real Deals Value Creation

7 November 2019 — May Fair Hotel, London

Building on 20 years of experience reporting on the deals shaping the Private Equity world, Real Deals is now looking at what happens after the deal is done and bringing you Real Deals Value Creation.

With value creation in portfolio companies increasingly at the forefront of the Private Equity agenda, Real Deals Value Creation leaves no stone unturned when it comes to operational excellence and driving growth, assembling leading market experts and asking the right questions about what works when it comes to creating value.

Growing Business Awards

27 November 2019 — The Pavilion at the Tower of London

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.

UK Mid-Market

24 January 2020 — Marriott Hotel, Regents Park, London

Launched in 2009, UK 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, UK Mid-Market offers presentations, panel discussions, round tables and career-focused streams to facilitate learning, engagement and business-building connections.

Private Equity Awards

22 April 2020 — The 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 April.