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 supports private equity pre and post deal to ensure they have insight and access to the best executives on a deal by deal basis. Whether responding to a clients request for a co-investing chair pre deal, or executive change post deal, Drax supports the investments made by private equity to minimise risk and capture upper quartile returns. Leadership is a fundamental cornerstone to successful private equity investing and the DNA of the service we offer is the research we undertake to find out the individual contributions of the leadership team. Today our research is underpinned by our use of artificial intelligence providing our clients with access, critical insights of leadership within private equity and our people have the best proprietary tools to evaluate cultural fit
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.