Adding value to the operations of a portfolio company is an accomplishment often talked about, but rarely demonstrated. So at a time when many investors are looking to rationalise their GP relationships, it’s never been more important for firms to demonstrate their value creation credentials if they want to stand out from the crowd.

That’s where Infrastructure Investor’s Operational Excellence Awards 2015 come in. In their inaugural year, the awards are intended to recognise and highlight the achievements of best-in-class operators.


We want to hear from any GP/investment firm which has exited a deal in the last 12 months and has a compelling value creation story to tell. The process is very simple:

1. Fill in the survey, providing as much specific information as possible about what you did and how it benefited the business (feel free to supplement the form with any additional information you think would be useful).

2. Submit your entry

3. In May, a panel of judges will convene to decide who they think are the most impressive entrants in the four separate size categories: large-cap, upper mid-market, lower mid-market and small-cap.

4. The winners will be announced in the July/August issue of Infrastructure Investor – along with a full exposition of exactly how they added value over the lifecycle of the deal.

If you have any queries, please email us:

Note: Infrastructure Investor reserves the right to use any information provided in your/your firm's submission.