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
JTC has expertise in the administration of both traditional and alternative asset classes with a strong focus on private equity, real assets, FinTech, hedge and debt.
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.650 people working across our global office network and are trusted to administer assets of US$100 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 7 Gray are one of a select group of firms with on-the-ground London capability to execute high yield bond offerings and term loan facilities under both English and New York law. This provides clients with cross-border and cross-product expertise with the flexibility and responsiveness of being in the same time zone. Coupled with our international capabilities we are able to advise on all forms of leveraged finance transactions across the capital structure and jurisdictions, providing seamless coverage across products and time zones. Our products include: leveraged finance, high yield, event driven syndicated lending and private credit. The team won “Transatlantic Finance Team of the Year, 2019” - Legal Week.
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.