Mergers & Acquisitions is seeking nominations for the inaugural Best Places to Work in Private Equity Awards. This award will recognize private equity firms who demonstrate leadership and innovation in their workplace cultures, policies and internal operations. The award will go to firms that demonstrate initiative and acknowledge the changing demands in a post-pandemic world, as well as the emphasis now being placed on important topics such as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

Our awards program continues to evolve with the industry. Because ESG is now more commonplace in PE and DEI continues to gain traction, we are incorporating some of the criteria from our PE Innovators in ESG and M&A Leaders in DEI honors into the 2023 Best Places to Work in Private Equity and retiring the standalone ESG and DEI awards.

Nominations are due Friday, June 30. Honorees will be announced in the September/October issue of Mergers & Acquisitions magazine as well as our website –


What Makes a Winner?

Winners will be determined based on answers to a series of questions related to the firm’s practices and culture. It will touch on areas such as:

• Workplace environment and policies that help the firm stand out from the competition
• A demonstrated support of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
• The firm’s current actions toward implementation of ESG policies
• Other efforts to make the firm’s culture unique

Eligibility Requirements and Nomination Process:

Only private equity firms, including growth equity funds, later-stage funds, independent sponsors and family offices, will be considered.

Nominations are due by June 30 and must be submitted through our electronic form online.


June 30: Nominations Due.

September 11: Winners of the inaugural Mergers & Acquisitions Best Places to Work in Private Equity will be announced on our website

A special report on these awards will also be published in the September/October 2023 issue of Mergers & Acquisitions.

All decisions are made by the editorial team of Mergers & Acquisitions. Please send questions to [email protected].

We look forward to receiving your nomination. Good luck to all the nominees!