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07th March 2012

Hermes GPE voted Responsible Investor of the Year in Europe

Hermes GPE LLP (“Hermes GPE”), one of Europe’s leading independent private markets specialists, was awarded “Responsible Investor of the Year” in Europe by the readers of Private Equity International for 2011.

Hermes GPE LLP (“Hermes GPE”), one of Europe’s leading independent private markets specialists, was awarded “Responsible Investor of the Year” in Europe by the readers of Private Equity International for 2011.

Since 2001, Private Equity International magazine has conducted the largest annual global readers’ poll in the industry to determine which private equity firms, advisors and limited partners are rated most highly by the industry's participants.

Commenting on Hermes GPE’s receipt of the award, Amanda Janis, Senior Editor at Private Equity International, said:

"Hermes GPE has become a firm to advocate responsible investment. The Company is a signatory to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment and contributes to the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association's Responsible Investment Advisory Board where Alan MacKay holds the role of Chairman. Hermes GPE's investment philosophy encompasses that private equity investors and advisors have the ability to affect real operational change in order to create social and financial value for investors and the broader economy."

Alan MacKay, CEO of Hermes GPE, added:

Our investment approach and environment, social and governmental policy is influenced by our acute sense of responsibility and it is pleasing for that commitment to be acknowledged by the private equity community. We firmly believe that investment performance is generated by engaging in non-financial principles as well as financial considerations. We are delighted to see the continuing integration of these principles into investment processes more broadly across the industry

 

Hermes GPE:

Contact details:

Rowan Brown (Maitland) +44 20 7379 5151

Email: rbrown@maitland.co.uk

Peter Ogden (Maitland) +44 20 7379 5151 

Email: pogden@maitland.co.uk      

  

Editors Notes:

 

Hermes GPE

 

Hermes GPE is one of Europe's leading independent specialists in global private markets with assets under management of £4.2 billion*. The team has a significant investment and advisory track record in private markets spanning 20 years, making it one of the most experienced investors and portfolio advisers in international private equity, including direct co-investment programmes and infrastructure. Hermes GPE invests in and advises on a diverse range of products on behalf of its institutional clients, including primary fund investments, co-investments and secondary investments. Hermes GPE creates bespoke long-term partnerships with its institutional clients and investment solutions are tailored to meet their specific objectives. Hermes GPE is an active proponent of responsible investing. The firm is a signatory of the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment.

 

Registered address: Lloyds Chambers, 1 Portsoken Street, London E1 8HZ, United Kingdom

www.hermesgpe.com

    

*As at 31 December 2011

 

 

 

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