Despite leveling off, the boom in so-called shadow capital for private equity firms is still going strong. Following 2008’s economic downturn, global PE direct investment deals more than quadrupled between 2009 and 2013. This year, the majority of Limited Partners who attended the PEI IR & Communications Forum reported participating in co-investment opportunities. It’s a trend that seems here to stay.
To compete in today’s marketplace, a personalized, strategic approach to relationship management—especially with Limited Partners (LPs)—is the way to go. Adopting a more personalized and strategic approach to relationships results in a better, more meaningful network over time, leading to more profitable deals.
With increasing pressure from investors about fees and fierce competition across the industry, private equity CFOs are looking for new ways to streamline and stand out.
In today’s digital environment, being able to quickly access relevant information is crucial for Private Equity firms when it comes to providing the appropriate response—and closing a deal—before the competition.
In the first post in this series, we covered the importance of accurate data for private equity firms in our first post. Now in the second installment, we’ll discuss how to formulate an effective strategy for efficiently managing and accessing more accurate data.
Making deals and raising funds may seem to be all about the numbers, but any fund manager will tell you that success depends on how effectively private equity firms can leverage relationships. This is the first blog post in a four-part series on how Private Equity firms can better use data and technology to their competitive advantage.