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The Drawdown Awards recognise the very best in private equity operations, awarding outstanding service provision and operational leaders.

eFront partners with Clarity AI

The partnership will integrate Clarity AI’s platform into eFront, enabling GPs and LPs to generate sustainability data on alternative investment portfolios

73 Strings partners with LemonEdge

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

TDA 2022 Fund Administration: ESG winner: IQ-EQ

We explored IQ-EQ's ESG monitoring solutions which set the firm apart from its peers in this category

Accelex partners with Lionpoint

The partnership aims to automate operations end-to-end across private markets

Keytrack’s former MD launches FundCFO

The new platform aims to support VC CFOs by providing them with tools and knowledge to set up and run a fund

Altvia receives investment

Marlin Equity Partners has provided a majority growth investment to the alternative asset CRM provider

CEPRES partners with Qontigo

The partnership aims to provide asset managers and owners risk modelling solutions for private market assets

Apex partners with AlphaCentrix

The partnership aims to AlphaCentrix provide data management solutions to clients

Profile: Laura Howes, Key Capital Partners

The finance & operations director discusses her move from origination to finance and ops, challenges in her new position, as well as her involvement with the firm’s tech stack

5 minutes with… Jeremy Katzeff, GoldenSource

“A lot of firms are still on the trajectory of being able to manage their data… Once they get past this point, it’s all about being able to use analytics to create various summaries using customisable drilldowns to produce readable, visually pleasing reports.”

LemonEdge partners with Anduin

The partnership aims to digitise the entire investor journey end-to-end

Outsourcing vs insourcing: is there another way?

Clifford Norton and Gilles Pelosato of AssetMetrix explore the key drivers behind both outsourcing and insourcing, and explain how technology-as-a-service can offer an alternative path.

Accelex secures another $5m

The fresh capital will support Accelex’s expansion plans including further product development, client acquisition and support

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

Apex acquires Context365

Context365 connects LPs and GPs through its SaaS digital networking and research platform

SymphonyAI acquires NetReveal

The acquisition aims to increase the use of AI for financial crime detection

IQ-EQ upgrades MaxComply

The redesign aims to improve KYC, AML and employee compliance processes

GoldenSource launches cloud data services

The cloud data services aim to help financial markets firms to better manage their data into and within data lakes and warehouses

5 minutes with… Karim Ali, daappa

“We can foresee that with retail investors increasingly wanting to access this asset type, there will be more and more regulations. So compliance is a major area for us.”

Accelex partners with Universal Investment

The partnership aims to provide clients with advanced data services for alternative investment portfolios

5 minutes with… Yann Magnan, 73 Strings

“There is currently so much capital flowing towards alternative investment funds, such as private equity and venture capital - and that’s great for the industry. However, that means there will inevitably be more and more investments to monitor, value and report on to LPs.”

And the survey says…

How can tech make sense of the alphabet soup of ESG frameworks?

Ontra acquires FundFormer

FundFormer is an electronic subscription document provider for fund managers and their LPs

SS&C launches LP asset allocator platform

The new platform, powered by FundHub, provides an integrated software-plus service solution to LPs

TMF Group partners with Governance.com

The partnership aims to accelerate digital governance through process automation

Eze partners with Untap

The strategic partnership aims to offer an integrated tech platform for PE built around Microsoft technology.

ESG Book raises $35m series B

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

Comment: Keep your head in the cloud to track ESG

To be good at ESG investing you need an exceptional ESG tracking system, which requires the power of the cloud, writes Ben Harrison of Intapp

Valuations expected to drop

PE firms believe valuations will fall in the next six months

Zeidler launches digital sustainable finance module

The module provides practical guidance on sustainable finance regulations, disclosure and reporting obligations

Operational lens: Summa Equity Fund III

Summa’s latest fund was almost quadruple the size of its predecessor, despite being raised remotely. General counsel Martin Sjölund, talks us through their Swedish fund structure, the bespoke onboarding solution, tackling compliance heavy ODD and Summa’s supportive partners.

Gen II selects NTT

The partnership aims to accelerate the firm’s digital transformation

Profile: Patrick Camenisch, Evoco Private Equity

The director of finance and operations discusses automating processes, fund administrator challenges, and why Evoco switched fund domicile from Jersey to Luxembourg

Allvue partners with Preqin

The partnership provides Allvue clients access with Preqin data to support benchmarking exercises

AssexMetrix appoints deputy CTO

Vasileios Anthonopoulos joins from RBS Investor & Treasury Services where he was most recently associate director, service assurance & client management

Acuity launches portfolio monitoring tool

The tool aims to streamline the process for PE and VC firms

iCapital acquires SIMON Markets

SIMON’s platform provides a marketplace for risk-managed and alternative solutions

Titanbay closes series-A round

The funding round was led by Motive Partners, abrdn and FNZ

Dynamo appoints three

Matthew Arnould has been appointed in-house general counsel, Kirk Williamson is chief administrative officer and Donna Parent is chief marketing officer

Broadridge launches ESG reporting solution

The solution aims to help ESG asset managers to manage their SFDR compliance

Rising costs threatens tech adoption

GP survey respondents say increased overhead costs is the top challenge when it comes to adopting new technology

Zeidler launches SFDR disclosures tool

The tool aims to streamline and simplify asset managers’ adherence to the ESG regulation

Could NLP be the silver bullet for the asset servicing industry’s challenges?

Tim Mietus of Citco Technology Management asks if natural language processing could be an essential tool for data integration in lieu of greater industry standardisation and ever-growing capacity woes

Operational lens: Circularity backs P2i

With a circular economy investment strategy framework, Circularity Capital delves deep into the details when it comes to deals. We take a look at the operational work behind the firm’s recent £8m investment into P2i

Diligend partners with Intralinks

The partnership enables mutual clients to automate document acquisition from Intralinks’ virtual data room directly into Diligend

DealEdge launches portfolio diagnostics

New module enables deal comparisons against sector specific benchmarks

5 minutes with… DealsPlus

We caught up with founder Venkat Subramaniam to discuss how the platform is standardising deal closing and investment management processes

Gain.pro secures $10m investment

The fresh capital will accelerate the platform’s growth, while enabling the team to invest in new product functionality

And the nominees are…

SyndicateRoom’s Graham Schwikkard recounts his journey from COO to CEO by bringing the firm’s tech function from Portugal to the UK, leading to the creation of a bespoke nominee platform to run its EIS fund

Freyda partners with Eze Castle

The partnership aims to improve productivity and transparency of investment data

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

JTC launches virtual chief sustainability officer service

The outsourced offering aims to help clients to understand, definite and implement their own ESG strategy, policies and reporting

Bite hires three

Matthew Purcell has been hired as finance director, Alex Seymour as chief legal officer and Tom Hamilton as chief information officer of the business

Leading managers embrace a new standard in contract negotiation

Troy Pospisil, CEO and founder of Ontra, charts the adoption of legal tech by blue chip private equity firms

Techwork 2022: Juri Pervjakov, BaltCap

“With increasing workloads, we’ve had to consider the new role of the back office, how to streamline processes and automate workflows"

Techwork 2022: Peter Tucker, IK Partners

“Running an IT department for almost 200 users (and growing), requires all areas of the IT service to evolve with the business”

Techwork 2022: Lyndon Arnold, Triton Partners

“The ultimate objective is to use technology to improve manual processes and facilitate growth in every area, from capital raising through to investment activity”

Unlimited partnership

Over the past year, there has been a surge of partnership agreements between various private equity-focused tech providers. Additionally, these same tech providers have joined forces with a number of service providers. But who is doing what, with who?