ABN AMRO Commercial Finance is a key partner to Private Equity sponsors and supports their strategies throughout the company lifecycle. ABN AMRO combines a strong balance sheet and structuring capabilities as well as the flexibility and speed required when it comes to execution. Our team design, deliver and manage solutions that include comprehensive asset based lending, off balance sheet receivables finance, single debtor structures, receivables purchase and single buyer cross border structures, tailored to our client needs. ABN AMRO Commercial Finance and ABN AMRO Lease are trading names of ABN AMRO Asset Based Finance N.V. Together they are leading providers of cross border Asset Based Lending and Leasing finance solutions, operating in the UK, Netherlands, France and Germany.
Benchmark International is a corporate finance firm that specialises in sell-side mergers and acquisitions. It provides business owners in the middle market and lower middle market with creative, value-maximising solutions for growing and exiting their businesses. To date, Benchmark International has handled engagements in excess of $5B across 30 industries, conducting transactions with private investors, private equity firms and trade buyers, both domestically and internationally. With decades of global M&A experience, Benchmark International’s deal teams, working from eight offices across the world, have assisted hundreds of owners with achieving their personal objectives and ensuring the continued growth of their businesses.
Drax is a data driven leadership capital and executive search firm which specialises in enhancing shareholder value in private equity backed companies. We provide support to private equity both pre and post deal to ensure they have insight and access to the very best senior talent on a deal by deal basis in order to minimise risk and to capture upper quartile returns.
Our research is underpinned by our proprietary data analytics platform drxDATA which is used to develop unique data sets providing insights and analysis for our clients. In addition the services we provide are supported by our proprietary psychometric development model, PACE, which is the only tool in the market designed specifically for private equity and recognises the specific leadership behaviours needed to succeed in this environment.
Gain.pro is a fast-growing fintech that was created to provide disruptive services to the private equity and investment banking industries. Gain.pro has built an origination platform that provides investors with full visibility on the private market. By combining extensive human analysis from top-tier analysts with advanced analytics and artificial intelligence, we identify, screen and benchmark relevant companies for our clients. In addition we provide industry deep-dives of niche sectors that support buy-and-build strategies as well as operational benchmarking. We operate on a European scale with offices in Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt and Paris (opening in 2020).
We have expertise in the administration of both traditional and alternative asset classes with a strong focus on private equity, real assets comprising of real estate, infrastructure and renewable energy, hedge and debt. We also specialise and have built expertise in more niche sectors such as FinTech including crypto and ICOs. We also have a wealth of experience administering listed structures including companies and funds listed on the London Stock Exchange, AIM, Euronext, Irish Stock Exchange and The International Stock Exchange. Founded in 1987, we have c.700 people working across our global office network and are trusted to administer assets of US$110 billion. The principle of true shared ownership is fundamental to our culture and aligns us completely with the best interests of our clients.
Kaiser’s Private Equity and M&A Practice partners with Private Equity Houses and Corporate Development Teams to answer the key strategic, commercial and operational questions across the deal cycle. We support clients with pre-diligence pressure testing, commercial due diligence and value creation plans. Our approach combines senior level M&A specialists and industry expertise in 5 core sectors: Consumer & Retail, Financial Services & Payments, Healthcare, Industrials & Services, and TMT. Our commitment to and capability in conducting original primary research enables us to deliver proprietary insights and hard-to-get-data providing an edge for fact-based investment decisions. Kaiser maintains regional offices in Washington DC, London, Hong Kong and Sao Paolo.
Ropes & Gray is at the forefront of the European private equity market. We advise a broad roster of leading sponsors and their portfolio companies who retain us for our deep understanding of their legal needs and the ability to synergize with market conditions. Our deals are often highly significant in the market and typically feature bespoke structures, along with cross-border and cross-practice elements.
Ropes & Gray’s award-winning private equity group is regularly ranked among the world’s leading PE practices by Chambers, Legal 500, and others. Our impressive client base includes more than 80 mid-market firms routinely doing US$100M to over US$1B transactions.
We provide full service support from market-leading specialists in Antitrust and Competition, Asset Management, Capital Markets, Corporate, Debt Finance,IP, Real Estate and Tax.
Your Trusted Technology and Innovation Partner for Private Equity Firms and Their Portfolio Companies.
We are a dedicated global team, serving the needs of private equity funds and their portfolio companies. Over the past decade, valuations have gone through the roof, cost of capital has been low, and holding periods have lengthened. Hands-on operational management at your portfolio companies is vital to achieving returns.
SAP Private Equity is a team of people who come from the investor community, strategy consulting, and investment banking, and we understand the complexity as well as the constraints that are placed on your funds and portfolio companies. Our objective is to make it as easy as possible for funds and portfolio companies to leverage the myriad of resources available in the broad SAP organization. As a company with more than four decades of success, 400,000 customers, 100,000 employees, 40 industry specializations, and immense global reach, SAP is positioned to be private equity’s most valuable technology and innovation adviser.
The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) engages, empowers and connects limited partners (LPs) to maximize their performance on an individual, institutional and collective basis. LPs serve as trusted financial stewards who direct critical capital into private equity investments on behalf of their beneficiaries which include retirees, teachers, firefighters, police officers, universities, charities, and insurance policyholders. With over 500 member institutions representing more than $2 trillion USD of private equity assets under management (AUM), ILPA is the only global organization dedicated exclusively to advancing the interests of LPs and their beneficiaries through best-in-class education, research, advocacy and events.
From its origins as an informal networking club comprising a few dozen LPs, ILPA has grown its membership to more than 5000 professionals today across 50+ countries, managing 50% of the global institutional private equity AUM. Members represent all investor categories of small and large institutions including public pensions, corporate pensions, endowments, foundations, family offices, insurance and investment companies, development financial institutions and sovereign wealth funds.
Preqin is the home of alternative assets, providing indispensable data, solutions and insights to support alternative asset professionals at every stage of the investment cycle. Since 2003, we have been the most trusted source of information on alternative assets, spanning private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure, private debt, natural resources and secondaries. Our products and services are relied upon by more than 60,000 industry participants in over 90 countries, for a range of activities including fundraising, investor relations, asset allocation, fund manager selection and business development. Preqin is an independent business with over 400 staff based in New York, London, Singapore, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Manila.
UKSIF is a membership organisation for those in the finance industry committed to growing sustainable and responsible finance in the UK. Our vision is a fair, inclusive and sustainable financial system that works for the benefit of society and the environment. UKSIF was created in 1991 and has 240+ members and affiliates include financial advisers, institutional and retail fund managers, pension funds, banks, research providers, consultants and NGOs. For more information about UKSIF, please visit uksif.org.