The need for scalability, transparency, security, organization and optimizing business processes in order to save time, resources and money is increasing. How can firms overcome these challenges to get ahead of the competition?
Whether it’s a relatively new company like Facebook or one that’s been around since the ‘50s like McDonald’s, going public has historically been the end goal for most businesses. Today, while the number of initial public offerings (IPOs) continues to rise steadily, the data shows…
Compared to measuring public market investments, benchmarks for private equity funds are a whole a different ball of wax. As a relatively new asset class with irregular cash flows, private equity requires a different way of thinking than other asset classes.
Service — this is where best-in-class firms truly differentiate themselves from the competition. Instead of creating a more tactical management style, these savvy firms strategically position themselves to become less about “doing things right” and more about choosing the “right things to do” for their investors.
Once you’ve raised the money for the fund, you may feel that the hard work is over. But even though you’ve secured and committed the business, you’re still only halfway to a successful investor relationship. The truth is that the real work is just beginning. The worst thing a firm can do is behave like their job is done once they’ve closed an investor.
As a GP during the closing stage, how you share, store, and sign key documents is an opportunity to provide excellent service and build a strong relationship with investors. Using technology to support all of the necessary back-and-forths when signing agreements and sharing documents can provide your firm with a competitive advantage. To build trust with your investors, this document-heavy stage must be as painless as possible.