About Us

Here at Real Deals Media we work hard to understand what makes our audience tick, ensuring that our industry-leading events and publications 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.

Finance Leaders’ Summit

April 2020, London

More than ever before, the Finance Director’s role extends beyond financial responsibilities into ever more varied aspects of the business, and this is especially true of those working in UK’s SMEs. The two-day Finance Leaders’ Summit offers the UK’s finance directors and CFOs the opportunity to delve further into the challenges and issues that are keeping them awake at night. Topics include: tech innovation, funding options, HR and expansion with expert addresses from academics and industry specialists as well as fellow FDs.

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.

Growing Business Summit


The newest event from Real Deals Media, the Growing Business Summit, ensures exceptional content, debate and networking. With high-profile speakers from outstanding companies and the opportunity to discuss your opinion with fellow experts, attending will equip you with the skills and knowledge for future success. So, whether you are at the beginning of your growth-journey, or have a wealth of experience to look back on, join a community of outstanding business leaders for two days of learning, networking and inspiration.

Private Equity Awards

22 April 2020, JW Marriott Grosvenor House London

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.

UK Mid-Market

24 January 2020, The London Marriott Hotel Regents Park

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.

UK Mid-Market Debt

September 2020

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.

Real Deals

As the independent voice of European private equity, Real Deals publishes the most important private equity news, alongside analysis and comprehensive deal coverage. Producing unparalleled coverage of the deals, fundraising and people moves that matter, Real Deals offers invaluable insight from the industry’s most influential leaders, being the first to highlight who is winning deals, raising funds and why! Available as a fortnightly print magazine, as well as in tablet form for subscribers, Real Deals also hosts historical content and Real Deals Intelligence – a unique database of European GPs, funds and portfolio companies.

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