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Audley Travel Wins Awards from both The Telegraph and The Times/Sunday Times

Audley Travel has been named Best Tour Operator in The Telegraph Travel Awards 2019 which are based on the opinions of readers, with over 90,000 people voting this year.

Readers of The Times and Sunday Times also voted Audley the Best Luxury Tour Operator in the 2019 Travel Awards, highlighting the company’s specialist knowledge, great service and range of hand-picked experiences.  

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Aspen Pumps Wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise; International Trade

Aspen received this award in recognition of its ongoing and notable growth in overseas markets over the last 3 years. This follows Aspen’s two previous Queen’s Award wins, for International Trade in 2009 and Innovation in 2014. Aspen’s continual drive for innovation, expert knowledge of the industry, investment in its people and commitment to its customers have seen the business thrive. As the only ACR ancillaries business with a truly global reach, Aspen trades in over 100 countries worldwide with business premises on four continents.

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Aspen Pumps Wins BVCA Management Team Award

The Aspen Pumps Group has been awarded the South East ‘Large Management Team’ Award by the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association. These awards recognise the best businesses in the UK backed by private equity and venture capital. As well as being a strong indicator of bold and authentic leadership, the award recognises achievements in the skilled execution of projects including acquisition, international expansion and marketing innovation.

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3i wins Private Equity International’s “Exit of the Year in Europe” award for Scandlines

The Private Equity International annual awards are voted for by readers and recognise the firms, deals and advisors that shaped the industry in 2018. The judges highlighted the 7x return 3i made on its investment in Scandlines, along with the company’s transformation during 3i’s ownership from a state-owned business to a best-in-class operator. The exit marked the culmination of an operational overhaul, including streamlining the business by selling non-core routes and assets and focusing the business on two routes linking Germany and Denmark.

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BoConcept wins Best Lifestyle Franchise at the Global Franchise Awards 2019

Created to celebrate the hard work, drive and commitment of the people in the franchising sector on a global scale, the awards recognise exceptional, innovative brands driving change within the international franchising community. The winners are selected based on four overarching criteria - global growth intentions, a strong franchisor/franchisee relationship, innovative marketing and promotional plans and having played a part in advancing the cause of international franchising.

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Action wins Retailer of the Year Netherlands 2018-2019

Action has been awarded Best Store Chain of the Netherlands for the fifth consecutive year. It also won the Retailer of the Year Netherlands 2018 - 2019 award. These awards are based on consumer ratings of various store criteria including price, product range and customer service.

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New XLT train wins Train of the Year at the National Rail Awards 2018

Cross London Trains, a 3i Infrastructure plc portfolio company, won Train of the Year at the National Rail Awards 2018 for its new Siemens Class 700 Desiro City commuter train, which serves London's Thameslink routes.

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Pieter de Jong named Best Private Equity Manager at the 2017 M&A Awards

Pieter de Jong, 3i Partner & Managing Director Benelux, was named Best Private Equity Manager for the third consecutive year at the 2017 M&A Awards in Amsterdam.

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3i Private Equity wins Silver in four categories at the Private Equity Exchange & Awards

3i Private Equity was awarded silver for Best UK LBO Fund, Best European Mid-Market LBO Fund, Best French Mid & Upper Mid-Market LBO Fund and Best Benelux LBO Fund. In addition, it was awarded Special Distinction for Best Benelux LBO Fund.

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Anglian Water Group wins Responsible Business of the Year Award at Business in the Community's annual Responsible Business Awards

AWG won for its Love Every Drop strategy, an ambitious plan that will see it achieve net carbon neutrality by the middle of the century. The entries are assessed by over 200 business peers with expert knowledge in responsible business, making these awards amongst the most prestigious and respected.

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3i Infrastructure wins “Transport Investor of the Year, Europe” at the 2016 Infrastructure Investor Awards

3i Infrastructure has won “Transport Investor of the Year, Europe” for the acquisition of a portfolio of assets from EISER Global Infrastructure Fund, including Belfast City Airport and four other transport concessions.

The annual Infrastructure Investor awards recognise the top performers in the industry. They are voted for by readers, on shortlists drawn up across 53 categories.

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3i Infrastructure wins “PPP Deal of the Year, Europe” at the 2016 Infrastructure Investor Awards

3i Infrastructure, along with consortium partners Fluor and Heijmans, have won “PPP Deal of the Year, Europe” for the A27 / A1 motorway project in the Netherlands.

The annual Infrastructure Investor awards recognise the top performers in the industry. They are voted for by readers, on shortlists drawn up across 53 categories.

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3i wins Private Equity International’s “Firm of the Year in the UK” award

The Private Equity International annual awards are voted for by readers. More than 6,400 votes were cast, recognising the firms, deals and advisors that shaped the industry in 2016. 3i was also recognised as runner up for the “Firm of the Year in the Benelux”.

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Action wins Retailer of the Year Europe 2016-2017

Action was awarded Retailer of the Year Europe for the third consecutive year. It also won Dutch Retailer of the Year and Belgian Retailer of the Year. The award is based on consumer votes on various store criteria including price, product range and customer service.

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Element wins Mid-Market Exit of the Year at the Unquote British Private Equity Awards

These awards celebrate innovation and excellence in private equity and venture capital. The judges' criteria included outstanding origination, value creation during ownership and excellent deal execution. Our win was based on their recommendation together with strong support from voters.

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Audley Travel wins Best Tour Operator at the 2015-2016 Telegraph Travel Awards

Audley was named Best Tour Operator at the 2015-2016 Telegraph Travel Awards ceremony on April 12th 2016. The awards recognise the world's best destinations, airlines, tour operators and cruise lines, and are voted for by readers.

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Pieter de Jong wins ‘Best Private Equity Manager’ at the Benelux M&A Awards

The M&A Awards, organised by Alex van Groningen, are the landmark event for professionals working in M&A, corporate finance and private equity in the Netherlands, as they recognise and reward the best talent in the industry.

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Giovanna Maag wins ‘Best woman GP mid market’ in the European Women In Private Equity Awards

The inaugural European Women In Private Equity Awards are designed to find the most exemplary women within private equity across Europe. The aim of the awards is to highlight the success of women working in the private equity sector and to encourage more women to consider careers within the industry.

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Loxam voted ‘Rental Company of the Year’ by the European Rental Association

The award was given in recognition of Loxam’s consistent financial performance throughout the crisis as well its capacity to constantly innovate. Furthermore, the award highlights the company’s role in developing the French and European rental market.

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Mayborn wins BVCA’s ‘Community & Environmental Action Award’ – North East region

The award recognises companies which make an outstanding contribution to the local community and environmental sustainability, by commending demonstrable commitment to areas such as community volunteer schemes, charity work and creating a positive working environment.

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3i Infrastructure wins two ‘Infrastructure Investor’ awards

3i Infrastructure, Siemens and Innisfree have won the ‘Global PPP transaction of the year’ and ‘European PPP transaction of the year’ awards for the Thameslink transaction

The award process drew thousands of votes from Infrastructure Investor’s readers, who selected from a shortlist of four firms in each category. Voters were also free to nominate firms not named on the shortlist.

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