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Profile: Bart Elema, Waterland Private Equity

The partner, CFO & risk officer discusses how his role and responsibilities have evolved over nearly two decades, why Waterland domiciles its funds in the Netherlands, as well as securing the firm's first ESG equity bridge facility

Domicile watch: January 2022

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including the FCA's approach to EU firms temporary UK operations, Central Bank of Ireland's outsourcing guidance, Jersey fee changes and The Bahamas removal from the EU's blacklist

Grant Thornton’s Lambert joins Crestbridge

Martin Lambert will focus on leading the development of the firm’s corporate and capital markets services

Montagu and Hg acquire Waystone

$1.3bn deal provides exiting investor MML Capital with an 11x return

Colmore appoints three

The appointments follow Colmore’s acquisition by Preqin in August 2021

IQ-EQ launches hybrid funds service

The new service aims to tackle the challenges of hybrid funds from an administrative perspective

Navigating new rules

Ropes & Gray partner, Eve Ellis, takes a look back at private equity fund regulations throughout 2021, and looks ahead to what's in store for 2022 and beyond

Drawbridge appoints three

The cyber security software provider also creating a DEI office to expand its talent pool and employee development

Framework rebrands to daappa

The fintech platform has also released two new products as part of its digital transformation

Invest Europe developing ESG reporting standards

The new standards are expected to be developed and established by summer 2022

Apex expands to New Zealand

The fund administrator has acquired Auckland-based investment administrator MMC

IQ-EQ receives €1.3bn

Investment made via creation of continuation fund by sponsor Astorg

Suntera acquires Nedgroup Trust

Nedgroup Trust provides fiduciary services to HNWIs, ultra-HNWIs, family offices and owner-managed businesses

December 2021 / January 2022 Magazine Cover

Latest Magazine

This issue explores the fund finance market, which has seen explosive growth in recent years, and how the banks will keep up amid the growing demand.

This edition also features IK Partners’ CFO James Yates, who talks about professionalising and institutionalising the firm’s processes as well as his thoughts on Luxembourg as a domicile, while Ropes & Gray’s Eve Ellis reflects on PE fund regulations in 2021 and what’s ahead for 2022 and beyond.

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PE vs ESG

The mindset required to genuinely achieve ESG aims inherently conflicts with the numerical and return-driven mindset needed to deliver private equity success. How can these mindsets converge to achieve both?

Highvern buys Noble Trust Company

The independent boutique trust company provides wealth management solutions and multi-family office services

Profile: James Yates, IK Partners

The CFO & managing partner discusses how the firm has professionalised and institutionalised its processes, his thoughts on Luxembourg as a domicile as well as his hopes for IK's operational functions in the future

Intertrust’s Maton joins Alpha FX

Maton will lead the firm's new Luxembourg office, which is expected to be fully established later this year

Crestline closes sophomore portfolio financing fund

$1bn fund focuses on fund finance including NAV loans and preferred equity

BlackRock’s Stork joins KKR as COO

Ryan Stork joins from BlackRock where he spent the majority of his career

IQ-EQ partners with DealCloud

DealCloud’s CRM system will enable IQ-EQ to enhance the firm’s client relationship management

Operational forecast for 2022

We take a look at Alpha FMC’s predictions for PE operations this year, as well as individual forecasts for CFOs, COOs, CTOs, CDOs and heads of compliance

KBA appoints CEO of Irish ManCo

Andrew Kehoe has been with KB Associates (KBA) since 2017

Planning permission

A growing number of small managers are taking on full scope AIFM permissions well ahead of time; the market is split on whether or not this is a good move or a big burden

Accelex partners with SimCorp

The partnership aims to automate alternative investment data workflows for joint clients of both platforms

Pressure point

The explosive growth of the fund finance market has hugely benefited the private capital fund industry. But with banks straining to keep up with growing demand, where next for capital call facilities?

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