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In conversation: Stake house

Highlights from a recent roundtable discussing the evolution of GP stake sales and what value they can bring to private equity firms

Go with the flow

Key takeaways from The Drawdown's most recent breakfast briefing event, which discussed the complexities and challenges of information flows from portfolio companies through to investors

Ontra acquires Captain

Acquisition will see Ontra build on its digital fund lifecycle management solution

Chronograph secures series X funding

New funding round for private markets technology company led by Summit Partners

Singulier launches Holis

New data analytics platform to support decision making and portfolio management

Hamilton Lane to offer tokenization

Partnership with Securitize will digitally expand investor access to its funds via new tokenized feeder funds

Beyond data

Data has been on private equity's mind for a few years now; is it starting to yield the results it promised?

Aztec launches streamlined onboarding solution

Aztec Verify automates the due diligence process while ensuring regulatory compliance

Broadridge’s PE platform open for US funds

Private Market Hub is powered by distributed ledger technology

Profile: Kenta Shima, J-STAR

The head of operations & IR discusses the Japanese private equity market, challenges within his role, J-STAR’s tech stack and setting up the firm’s latest fund

TDA 2022 Legal: Fund Formation winner: Travers Smith

Sam Kay, funds partner at Travers Smith describes what's enabled the firm to have such a deep understanding of the market

TDA 2022 Technology: Investor Relations winner: PEARonline

The team describe their strong foundation with GPs and LPs, which has enabled them to work on a new version of the platform as well as expands its sales and marketing resources

Data analytics should be top priority for service providers

EY believes off the shelf solutions will no longer work to achieve GPs’ data requirements

TDA 2022 Advisory/Consultancy: Fundraising winner: Asante Capital Group

The placement agent's team explains how they support each and every project to ensure their clients are successful

73 Strings partners with LemonEdge

The partnership aims to facilitate the flow of data between portfolio monitoring and accounting modules

Depending on data

Key takeaways from The Drawdown’s most recent breakfast briefing event, which discussed how private equity professionals are defining their data strategies

Profile: Bonnie Kraus, Crane Venture Partners

The COO discusses her career path to Crane, what PE could learn from VC as well as what’s in store for the firm in Q1 2023

ESG Book raises $35m series B

The new funding, led by Energy Impact Partners, will advance ESG Book’s next-generation technology

LP appetite for PE suffers sharp decline

The Rede Liquidity Index score has decreased from 70 in 2021 to 55 for H1 2022 signalling a sharp fall in LP investor appetite.

Profile: Susan Wilkins, Actis

The COO discusses her pathway from Actis portfolio company to the GP, taking over management of Abraaj funds and her role as a member of the inclusion & diversity committee

5 minutes with… +SUBSCRIBE

+SUBSCRIBE’s Rafay Farooqui talks us through the platform’s onboarding and subscription document processing capabilities

Intapp and KPMG AG announce strategic alliance

Partnership aims to accelerate digital transformation for professional services and capital markets firms

Techwork 2022: Hind el Gaidi, Astorg

“Our ultimate aim is to capture the full value chain. From fundraising right the way through to exits, we want to ensure we have best of breed systems in place that will help us to ensure every part of the process is going well.”

Real-time data reporting remains a source of friction between LPs and GPs

KKR's Catherine Cutts: "The demand for more granular data versus the ability for GPs to produce that is a source of friction in LP-GP relations"

GP tech adoption looms large on LP investment decisions

The majority of LPs' investment decisions are influenced by GPs’ level of technology adoption, according to a recent survey by Brackedale consulting and AssetMetrix

Let’s talk about the data

Tim Friedman, founder of PE Stack, discusses all things data, including the adoption of alternative data sources and how to create a data plan

Profile: Richard Drover, Apis Partners

The CFO discusses his responsibilities outside the finance function, his 100-day plan of action to improve and enhance Apis' processes as well as the challenges of joining a new firm

Operational Lens: Pantheon Secondary Opportunities Fund (PSOF)

With a total AUM of $52.3bn, Pantheon is a machine when it comes to fundraising. We take a look at the $624m PSOF, to discover how the pros get the job done.

Your data: Time to take the steering wheel

Private capital firms cannot let off-the-shelf software solutions control data strategy, writes Ingolv Urnes of psKINETIC

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

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

DiligenceVault adds ESG, D&I questionnaires

New questionnaires from The Asset Owner Diversity Charter and The ESG Data Convergence Project are now available

Diligend secures additional investment

Fresh capital will see the due diligence platform expand its fund manager offering

Vistra launches investor servicing portal

The new portal is powered by tech firm Eleven and enables alternatives fund managers and administrators to create engaged client communities, automate workflows and grow at scale

Citco launches digital capital management platform

The single dashboard platform aims to enable PE funds to manage their capital events securely, in real time

LISTEN: Talking tech transformation

Hear the insights and expert views of five PE and VC finance and tech professionals on key tech trends

Data is king (even when it comes to fund domiciles)

Common standards would enable decent data governance, which would do away with skills and talent challenges the fund administration market is suffering from

SEI buys Finomial

Deal aimed at enhancing cloud-native technology capabilities

5 minutes with… Michel Geolier, Betterfront Technologies

“We enable GPs to lead with their story, to present their track record to prospective LPs, which then gives them the chance to look through the data to understand what sets this GP apart from its competition.”

The Drawdown Awards 2021: Winners announced

Congratulations to the winners of our recent 2021 Drawdown Awards

Synechron partners with Accelex

Partnership aims to accelerate unstructured data extraction and management

Accelex expands automation capabilities

The new feature enables firms to streamline investor operations to process thousands of private markets fund performance reports each quarter

State Street acquires Mercatus

Acquisition connected to launch of front-to-back, full-suite investment management platform

Diligend and eVestment announce partnership

The agreement allows clients of both eVestment and Diligend to complete more of their due diligence process via one technology platform

Northern Trust launches ML document capture

The machine learning document capture tool marks the launch of a series of releases aimed at digitising alternative asset servicing

KPMG joins campaign for reporting taxonomy

KPMG UK has become a founding member of Private Capital Data Standards Alliance (PCDS Alliance – formerly ADS Initiative)

Accelex secures $5m

The funding round was co-led by Illuminate Financial and AlbionVC, both of which will join the firm’s board of directors

WATCH: What do LPs do with all the data?

A recent webinar discussion explored the way in which data is being communicated, how technology is helping both GPs and LPs, and what LPs are doing with all the information

LISTEN: Do we even need standardisation? Episode 2

The second instalment of a recent podcast discussion examined industry body reporting efforts, and asked if standardised reporting is still necessary?

The Techwork: Peter Finden Bamrud, Verdane

"We are building a machine learning centre to enable portfolio companies that have progressed to more advanced levels of their data journey to harness their data to a much larger extent.”

LISTEN: Do we even need standardisation? Episode 1

A recent podcast discussion explored technological advances in data transmission, and asked if standardised reporting is still necessary?

5 minutes with… Simon Thornton, PEARonline

Simon Thornton, founder of private equity investor portal and fundraising data room PEARonline discusses the company’s origins, the importance of secure data transmission and upgrade plans

LISTEN: InCloudCounsel’s Pospisil on the future

Troy Pospisil explores how the regulatory landscape for private capital funds is evolving, how investor demands are changing and how InCloudCounsel’s offerings aim to support these developments

2020 in review: Full speed digital transformation

A look back at private equity firms and their digital transformations in 2020

LISTEN: InCloudCounsel’s Pospisil on document abstraction

Alice Murray talks to Troy Pospisil, founder and CEO of InCloudCounsel about what it is, how it works and how it supports private equity legal teams, as well as the wider organization.

Admincontrol and Dealsuite enter partnership

The partnership combines Dealsuite's deal sourcing platform with Admincontrol's virtual data room

LISTEN: InCloudCounsel’s Pospisil on private equity roots

In the first instalment of our mini podcast series, Alice Murray talks to Troy Pospisil, founder and CEO of InCloudCounsel about the company’s origins: what drove him to set up the firm and how it has developed over the past seven years.

Technology… and how it’s shaping the operating models of tomorrow

The pandemic has been a catalyst for digital transformation, but there are major challenges still to face

5 minutes with.. Rémy Astié, founder & CEO of Vauban

The Drawdown caught up with Vauban’s founder and CEO Rémy Astié to find out how the platform came about and why SPV account solutions are so important

LemonTree partners with SteelBridge

The partnership aims to private capital funds with an alternative to 'off the shelf' vendors for applications, data warehouses and waterfalls