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The Techwork: Stuart Mair, BC Partners

Stuart Mair is head of information technology at the firm

The Techwork: Andy Sobek, Permira

Andy Sobek is head of information technology at the firm

The Techwork: Ahmed Khamassi, Stirling Square Capital Partners

Ahmed Khamassi is head of data science at the firm

The Techwork: Kevin Muller, Coller Capital

Kevin Muller is manager of IT business change & services at the firm

The Techwork

Private equity's digital transformation has undoubtedly been catalysed by events of the past year

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

Technology: Information and Data Provider award winner: PitchBook Data

MD of EMEA and customer success Laura Gonzalez explains why the firm believes it only wins if their clients do

The ins and outs of outsourcing: An evaluation guide for selecting the right vendor

InCloudCounsel CEO of co-founder Troy Pospisil says firms must "ask the tough-but-important questions about the service provider’s team, products, and business"

LemonTree and Reframe announce strategic partnership

The announcement follows two previous partnerships for LemonTree, with Steelbridge and Lionpoint

Colmore launches Stride

Stride automates and enhances the collection, extraction and analysis of unstructured data

Private Equity Service Provider Awards: Winners announced

Winners of the Private Equity Service Provider Awards revealed

The ESG tech wave

From static and infrequent DDQs to real-time, performance linked, fully integrated improvements; ESG is fast-becoming a tech play

The conversation: Trends in 2021 and beyond

InCloudCounsel founder and CEO Troy Pospisil examines patterns established in 2020 and how they will impact the next few years in private capital markets

Former SS&C ALPs execs launch TrustServe

The new fund administrator aims to challenge the sector by taking advantage of new technology.

Class of 2020

A cross-section of industry practitioners share their greatest lessons of this year

2020 in review: Full speed digital transformation

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

Admincontrol and Dealsuite enter partnership

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

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

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

WATCH: The productivity puzzle: maintaining motivation and collaboration

Watch our recent webinar, exploring where private equity needs to go next when it comes to their technology infrastructure

WATCH: 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

The ID Register spins out of Apex

Initially backed by Ipes, the Guernsey-based business is a clearinghouse for KYC and investor onboarding

Profile: John Eggleston, Pantheon

The chief technology officer discusses his approach to upgrading the firm’s IT infrastructure, the importance of cybersecurity awareness training and why you should always start with data during tech transformations

LISTEN: MUFG’s Mike Dickey on ESG reporting

Alice Murray talks to Mike Dickey, head of product at MUFG Investor Services, about the data flow of ESG information between GP and LP

Profile: Peter Finden Bamrud, Verdane

The head of analytics discusses joining PE straight out of uni, the biggest challenges the industry faces and the importance of harnessing data correctly

Private Equity Service Provider Awards: Shortlist Announced

Announcing the finalists for the 2020 Private Equity Service Provider Awards

Comment: PE & ESG… It’s time to look at your technology providers

George Ralph, managing director of RFA believes service providers are next in line for communicating their ESG credentials

WATCH: Data strategies for a digital world

Alice Murray speaks to eVestment’s Katey Bogue about how private capital funds are harnessing data to improve operations and performance

RFA launches managed data services

Cloud, cybersecurity and digital transformation specialist RFA has launched its managed data services platform

LISTEN: RFA’s George Ralph on data pt3

Our third and final instalment of The Drawdown’s conversation with RFA’s George Ralph looks as LP expectations when it comes to data management and ways to boost transparency.

LISTEN: RFA’s George Ralph on data management pt2

This second instalment discusses data warehousing, the infrastructure that sits around it, data governance, data ingestion, data analytics and how these components impact cybersecurity

LISTEN: RFA’s George Ralph on data, pt1

This first instalment explores the nuances of developing data strategies, depending on the firm’s size, focus and willingness to to adopt new technologies

PODCAST: Stick or twist? How to manage on-going tech upgrades

Alice Murray speaks to MUFG's Danny Trentacosta about why now is a great time for GPs to revisit tech infrastructure upgrade projects put on hold by Covid-19

Talking tech: FSN’s Conradi on digital roles

Part one of our two-part series discusses Conradi's career move from the tech industry to PE; his newly-created CDO role; as well as what PE can learn from tech

EQT secures largest ESG-linked sub line

EQT's Therése Lennehag: "With this ESG-linked financing facility, we actively contribute to increasing the availability of high-quality ESG data, critical for the financial markets to be able to build a resilient and regenerative economy"

It’s never too data

Data is the here and now. So how do you actually use it? What steps can you take today?

Join us: CTOs & digital networks

Part three of our mini series: this instalment highlights the lack of available forums for CTOs & digital professionals, and what they could look like if they did exist

The Private Equity Editor’s Podcast 4

Through our combined expertise of PE investments to operations - and everything in between - this snappy podcast neatly distils the need-to-know market developments of the last week.

Going back to your roots

Inefficient reporting methods continue to vex LPs. It’s time to go back to the source

The Ocado of private equity

AtomInvest’s recent white-labelling of its software could be the much needed investor onboarding remedy the industry is seeking

Lost in the clouds

The move to cloud computing comes with glorious benefits and efficiencies, but given the particular IT needs of private equity - mainly security - finding the right cloud set-up is proving tricky.

The data journey waits for no one

Private equity’s data journey may only just be setting off, but like any expedition, packing the best equipment and selecting the right companions make reaching the final destination a lot more enjoyable

Harmonate launches data ops platform for funds

The offering responds to investor demand for more transparency

CEPRES develops platform offering

Users can process and securely exchange all investment data and content within one digital suite

Backstop launches IntellX

The software automates data collection for institutional and alternative investors

Moving mountains

A quick look at consultancy Holland Mountain’s recent developments, and the drivers behind them

AnaCap’s Edwards on proprietary technology

Second instalment of our discussion with AnaCap COO Michael Edwards explores development of intelligence platform