General Partners are active in making long-term equity investments primarily in unquoted companies and are funded by institutions (such as pension funds and insurance companies), their parent companies (such as banks) or both.
Professional Services members include advisory firms that have experience in dealing with both private equity companies and those seeking private equity.
Financial members include companies that invest in private equity, but for whom this is not their principal activity. These companies generally provide mezzanine, intermediate, structured, acquisition and specialised finance.
Limited Partner members include companies that invest directly into private equity funds, gatekeepers who manage funds of funds and provide advice on investing in private equity, and secondary purchasers who buy existing shares in a company from other private equity practitioners.