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Cobalt adds cap tables to portfolio monitoring platform

The function allows custom metrics to be edited in-application, downloaded, pulled into various reports and exported

LemonTree partners with Lionpoint Group

The partnership aims to deliver complex data and accounting solutions to the private markets sector

iLevel’s Yiannakis joins Holland Mountain

Yiannakis will oversee the firm’s commercial activity and expand the reach of its private capital data platform

Allvue launches LP solution

Allvue’s LP solution claims to support investors’ ability to manage and analyse their alternative investments more efficiently

Arbour hires CTO

According to founder James Newsome, Stefan Kirsch was hired for his vision and passion for technology

In-house legal responsible for external costs

A new survey conducted by Apperio found that 62% of PE in-house lawyers are accountable for selecting their preferred law firm partners

The ESG tech wave

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

MJ Hudson buys PERACS

PERACS serves institutional investors and alternative asset fund managers

Transforming pain points into technology future-proofing

A recent webinar discussion explored important lessons learned during the pandemic as to how operations can be more efficient and effective as we enter a hybrid model of working

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

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

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

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

Harmonate partners with JTC

The partnership enables faster, accurate extraction of financial data for institutional fund and private wealth clients

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.

Lamping launches Reframe

The new advisor aims to help managers 'set a clear strategic direction and grow their business, from whatever position they’re currently in'

Vauban raises £1.6m seed funding

Backers include Pi Labs, Kima Ventures, Westloop Ventures, Argonautic Ventures and UFP Fintech.

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

Three Hills’ Moretti launches Atypical Partner

The platform aims to support and connect financial entrepreneurs with investors, while providing infrastructure for their strategies and allowing them to retain control of their brand

Park Square’s Brierley joins DealCloud

In his new role, Brierley will work on the DealCloud solutions engineering programme in the EMEA region

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

IR at breaking point

Can the increased GP/LP communications that took place in response to the crisis continue indefinitely, and does it need to?

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

Apex partners with RepRisk

The partnership enables Apex’s clients to access RepRisk analytics reports and case data on private companies via Apex’s ESG rating and advisory portal

4Pines selects Allvue

Allvue’s cloud-based platform enables 4Pines clients to streamline and manage their fund accounting

1fs Wealth partners with PERACS

The partnership enables 1fs Wealth's clients to access to PERACS rich suite of analytics data via its digital platform FirstWealth

PE’s response to systematic risks: room for improvement

Analysis of 100 PE firms found lacklustre responses to the triple crises of Covid, climate change and racial injustice

Profile: Ahmed Khamassi, Stirling Square Capital Partners

The head of data science discusses what attracted him to private equity, the main focuses of Stirling Square's innovation and sustainability team, as well as the challenges of digitisation

ACA Aponix launches PortCo cybersecurity platform

PortCo Defend helps PE houses to assess and centrally monitor security threats to their portfolio companies

Industry to continue working remotely

FIS's latest report found 52% of employees will not be required to return to the office as soon as it's safe in the countries they work in

Maestro raises $7.2m

Maestro will use the capital to further scale the business

Eze Castle buys NorthOut

NorthOut specialises in digital experience design, application modernisation, DevOps and system integration

Coretelligent acquires STG

STG is a managed service provider to 70 PE and VC firms, hedge funds, RIA firms and family offices

Grant Thornton’s Connelly joins Holland Mountain

He will help to drive Holland Mountain’s back office services while assisting PE clients to optimize their back office operations

Majority of LPs unhappy with tech capabilities

Backstop Solutions Group and Mercer’s latest report found LPs waste around a third of their time on tasks that could be streamlined with better tech

iCapital makes new hires and tech team acquisition

The appointments and acquisition enable the firm to expand into Europe and Asia

Comment: The ‘new office politics’

IC Intelligence chief strategist Dr Desné Masie, says the worst isn't over for real estate funds

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

Cobalt forms another partnership

The partnership is the third for Cobalt in recent months, as the company has been ramping up its commercial activities

Comment: Can public subsidy and private equity co-exist?

Covid-19 has thrown the industry into an unwanted spotlight - and now the taxman cometh

5 minutes with… Thomas Eskebaek, Titanbay

The firm’s CEO discusses how Titanbay is helping smaller LPs to access funds, how funds are selected for the platform as well as how its portfolio monitoring tool works

Blackstone to open Miami tech HQ

The Miami office aims to support Blackstone’s tech team’s immediate need for more talent, The Drawdown understands

WATCH: No place like home: finding the right fund domicile

Predictability, reliability and quality are key components, according to our expert panel

5 minutes with… Nicholas d’Adhemar, Apperio

The CEO and founder discusses why he created the platform, the ways in which Apperio assists PE CFOs/COOs and what’s next in terms of expansion

Held to account: why is it so hard for PE to open bank accounts

GPs are waiting up to nine months to open SPV accounts, and its easy to see why

CEPRES partners with Bain & Company

The partnership launches a digital product offering PE investment teams market intelligence to make better-informed investment decisions

LPs lack tools to manage complex strategies

Many investors don’t have the right tools to efficiently manage increasingly complex strategies according to Milestone Group's latest report

Citco launches data integration and reporting platform

The cloud-based platform enables users to run data extracts from various sources within Citco

LemonTree creates advisory board

Mahmoud Warriah is advisor for accounting and Toby Norfolk-Thompson is advisor for banking and tax

Take back control

In a bid for more control, GPs have been asking fund administrators to work on their own systems, rather than the administrator's

The ID Register spins out of Apex

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

KPMG Luxembourg names new sector leads

Chrystelle Veeckmans is head of asset management and Christophe Diricks is head of alternative investments

AcordIQ launches carried interest tech module

The 'What-If' scenario analytics module provides systematic predictability and insights through the life cycle of the fund

ESG: From checkbox to value creation

Private equity firms have been dutifully integrating ESG reporting, but few use it as a genuine driver of value

Eze Castle buys Alphaserve

The acquisition broadens Eze Castle’s product offering and strengthens its ability to serve its clients across the US, the UK and Asia with innovative and robust technology

Executive Nexus partners with Teamscope and DealCloud

The trio aim to provide accurate insights on people and teams in a usable format to drive better business decisions