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PRINCIPAL

How EY’s Private Equity team can help your business

Private equity firms, portfolio companies and investment funds face complex challenges. They are under pressure to deploy capital amid geopolitical uncertainty, increased competition and rising stakeholder expectations. Successful deals depend on the ability to move faster, drive rapid and strategic growth and create greater value throughout the transaction lifecycle.

EY taps its global network to help source deal opportunities, and combines deep sector insights with the proven, innovative strategies that have guided the world’s fastest growing companies. Our clients discover powerful new ways to create unexpected paths to value — generating economic benefits and long-term value for both investors and society.

ASSOCIATE

Aon M&A and Transaction Solutions is a leading provider of specialist due diligence services to the Private Equity, Infrastructure and M&A industry. Its capabilities extend across a broad suite of services from Risk & Insurance, Human Capital, Cyber Security, and Intellectual Property. Clients also benefit from its expertise as the largest and most innovative structurer of transaction Insurance instruments in EMEA including Warranty & Indemnity, Tax, Litigation, Credit and Surety solutions.

From fund formations to exits and everything in between, Proskauer provides top-tier expertise and global coverage to advise at every stage of the private equity life cycle.

Whether structuring funds, negotiating deal terms, navigating the regulatory landscape, or providing innovative tax solutions, our lawyers understand the unique opportunities and dynamics of the industry.

Our expert team of leading professionals has diverse experience across industries, disciplines and geographies. We consistently deliver innovative solutions to highly complex challenges across M&A, fund formations, spin-offs, private placements, structured products and other transactions.

The combination of our strong transactional capabilities and track record working with asset managers sets us apart.

Sponsor profile coming soon.

At S&P Global Market Intelligence, we understand the importance of accurate, deep and insightful information. We integrate financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuations and assess credit risk. Investment professionals, government agencies, corporations and universities globally can gain the intelligence essential to making business and financial decisions with conviction.

BREAKOUT

17Capital is a leading global private equity specialist with one focus: financing successful investors in private equity. The firm provides capital to investors to enable them to build their portfolio or generate liquidity for their shareholders. 17Capital has pioneered its market, raising €2.0 billion in four successive funds. With 45 transactions executed and over €1.8 billion invested, the team focus on investment opportunities ranging between $10 million and $500 million.

British Business Bank is the UK’s national economic development bank dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses at all stages of their development. The Enterprise Capital Funds programme (ECFs) combine private and public money to make equity investments in high growth businesses. The programme aims to increase the supply of equity to UK growth companies and to lower the barriers to entry for fund managers looking to operate in the VC market. British Business Bank also has two commercial subsidiaries, British Business Investments and British Patient Capital.

The Debevoise Private Equity Group continues to lead the field, in an industry it has helped shape for decades.

The team includes groups skilled in fund formation and investment management, buyouts and other strategic investments, finance, securities and capital markets, and tax. Each group approaches its work with a distinctive private equity focus.

The team is constantly innovating – numerous practices now commonplace in fund documents, private equity financing arrangements and M&A agreements were pioneered by Debevoise lawyers.

More than 300 lawyers work within the Group around the world, making it one of the few truly global private equity practices.

eFront is the leading technology solution for alternative investment management, covering the needs of all alternative investment professionals end-to-end, from fundraising and portfolio construction to investment management and reporting. With more than 850 clients in 48 countries, eFront services clients worldwide across all major alternative asset classes. In 2019, eFront was acquired by BlackRock and integrated with Aladdin®, its investment technology, bringing together public and private asset classes to deliver the industry-leading multi-asset investment platform.

IHS Markit is a leading global provider of financial services technology, data and analytical services. We support all participants in the capital-raising process, including sell-side professionals, finance officers at private and public companies, institutional investors and asset managers.

Our solutions for private markets, which include portfolio assessment, credit risk assessments, valuations, investor reporting, operating metrics and investment performance, are the premier industry choice to address growing pressures for transparency and regulatory compliance. We bring transformative data intelligence, proven technology and domain expertise to a worldwide community of participants.

Ramboll is a global market leader in environmental, health & safety and ESG due diligence, supporting hundreds of M&A transactions each year. We have a thirty-year track record of supporting deals around the world, across multitude of sectors, which is demonstrated on our Mergermarket profile. Our 2,700 environment & health specialists worldwide have access to 15,000 colleagues in complementary disciplines. We understand both the traditional risks to transactions such as contaminated land, regulatory compliance and the new material areas around carbon, product safety, sustainability and climate change. We support clients on development of ESG strategies and add value to investments through the development of commercially justifiable business improvements.

SANNE is a leading global provider of alternative asset and corporate administration services.

Founded in 1988 and listed as a FTSE 250 company on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, SANNE employs more than 1,800 people worldwide and administers structures and funds that have in excess of £250 billion of assets.

We deliver tailored fiduciary services to a highly valued international client base through a global network of regulated businesses within 20 leading financial jurisdictions across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific. We provide services in private debt and capital markets, real assets, private equity, hedge and corporate services.

WE ARE GUERNSEY is the brand under which Guernsey Finance – a joint industry and government initiative - promotes the island's financial services sector internationally.

Based in Guernsey, the agency conducts marketing, communications and business development on behalf of its members. The agency also employs representatives in London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Guernsey is a leading specialist centre in the servicing of alternative assets such as private equity, infrastructure and alternative debt. For nearly 50 years, Guernsey has provided an alternative but complementary domicile for fund managers to domicile their funds.

The administration of alternative assets is a specialist discipline and one can find specialist providers of legal, tax, audit and administration services in Guernsey.

Unlike their peers in other jurisdictions, service providers in Guernsey have experienced the life cycle of a private equity fund many times and will be familiar with the unique challenges faced during each stage.

Today, more than £120 billion of regulated private equity funds are domiciled in Guernsey and more than 100 Guernsey companies are listed on the London Stock Exchange.

At Willis Towers Watson, we’ll bring a unique combination of risk expertise and deep understanding of human capital and organisational culture to your deal. Whether your motives are to achieve long-term strategic integration, or your investment time horizons are shorter, we’ll help you protect against downside financial risk. And we’ll work alongside you to create and implement winning strategies for talent and leadership management – critical factors when the maximum value of your deal will be found in people. We’re ready to work with you throughout your M&A journey and help you to make a success of integration.

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 45,000 employees in more than 140 countries. The firm design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Their unique perspective allows them to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

ROUNDTABLE

3 Lines of Defence Consulting (3LDC) provides consulting, advisory and support services to private equity firms and portfolio companies. 3LDC’s delivery is tailored, effective and practical, through harnessing its Team’s senior industry practitioner experience. 3LDC’s holistic partner-based solutions encompasses Governance, Regulation, Risk, Cyber/GDPR, SMCR, ODD and ESG. We understand your business.

Crestbridge is independent in structure and spirit. We provide global administration, trustee, accounting, management and governance solutions that are shaped to our clients’ needs wherever they do business.

We have a level of flexibility that is increasingly rare to find amongst peers who are bank-owned, private equity-funded or listed. As such, we are able to tailor our services to fit your needs, both now and as they evolve.

We are a ‘solutions-driven’ business. We strive to exceed expectations by collaborating with you and your advisers. Communicating openly at every stage, keeping you as informed as you need to be.

Because success matters.

ELITE is the private market of London Stock Exchange Group connecting private companies with diverse sources of capital to drive their growth.

It comprises a vibrant community of successful entrepreneurs, advisors, brokers and investors focused on helping private companies from around the world obtain funding and so transform their vision into clear plans, actions and results.

Our network and digital platform provide companies with simplified access to diverse funding options and help intermediaries and brokers expand their reach. Today, ELITE is a global success story, unlocking funding, jobs and growth for thousands of companies and so bringing benefit to the economies in which they operate.

For more info please visit: www.elite-network.com.

InCloudCounsel modernises legal processes, globally, for many of the world's leading companies. The tech-enabled services provider offers scalable, end-to-end solutions for processing routine contracts and abstracting documents by combining cutting-edge software and automation tools with a virtual network of top-tier lawyers. InCloudCounsel also offers the first software tool designed to help funds organize and manage their obligations.

EXHIBITING

EXM is the next generation solution for private equity value creation and portfolio monitoring. Its unique technology gives you the power to monitor the financial performance of your portfolio with the ability to focus on driving value creation.

It enables Operating Partners to control the execution of Value Creation Plans from acquisition to exit by streamlining timely, accurate financial data and insight, helping you to make more accurate decisions for future planning. It offers 360 degrees monitoring, increasing alignment, and driving seamless collaboration between management teams, operating partners, and shareholders.

EXM ultimately increases the probability of delivering your investment thesis successfully.

For over 40 years FactSet (NYSE:FDS | NASDAQ:FDS) delivers superior analytics, service, content, and technology to help more than +88,000 users see and seize opportunity sooner. We are committed to giving investment professionals the edge to outperform, with fresh perspectives, informed insights, and the industry-leading support of our dedicated specialists. We're proud to have been recognized with multiple awards for our analytical and data-driven solutions and repeatedly ranked as one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For and a Best Workplace in the United Kingdom and France.

How does Investec look at private equity professionals’ income differently?

Investec has a dedicated team of specialist bankers focusing on the PE sector, each with an in-depth understanding and wealth of experience in lending to clients in this space. We’re able to consider things like bonus payments, carried interest, co-investment or foreign currency income when examining affordability, looking at a client’s entire situation.

We’re able to help clients with lending, transactional banking, foreign exchange (FX) and deposits, as well as working with our corporate banking (CIB) and wealth and investment (W&I) teams to present private equity professionals with a truly holistic offering.

Mainspring is the London based fund administrator for venture capital and private equity fund managers that delivers a broad range of fund administration services which covers a fund’s full lifecycle.

We are sector specialists with over 60 fund manager clients and focus on funds with upto £500m in commitments. We combine best-in-class technology with a personal service for this market.

Mainspring has a philosophy of transparency, self-service and relentless innovation. We are making fund administration more relevant to our fund manager’s finance, middle office and investor relations so they derive greater value from their fund administrator.

Ocorian is a global leader in fund administration, corporate and fiduciary services, and capital markets.

Supporting and protecting global investment is our priority. With offices worldwide our global network is designed to deliver exactly what our clients need, exactly how and where they need it.

Our approach is personal, professional and flexible. We take the time to understand our clients' ambitions and work with them to deliver customised, scalable solutions that can be fully integrated across clients’ existing operations, processes and platforms.

To find out more about Ocorian and its services including regulatory information, visit www.ocorian.com

PitchBook is a financial technology company that provides data on the capital markets to help professionals discover and execute opportunities with confidence and efficiency. We collect and analyze detailed data on the entire venture capital, private equity and M&A landscape—including public and private companies, investors, funds, investments, exits and people. Our data and analysis are available through our suite of products (the PitchBook Platform), industry news and in-depth reports.

Sponsor profile coming soon.

We specialise in helping institutional clients look after their money and manage risk. This includes transactional banking, fund financing, depositary services, and liquidity and risk management. We’re based in Jersey, Guernsey, London, Luxembourg, Gibraltar and the Isle of Man so our clients get personal, tailored support from a local expert. And our multi-currency online banking platform, eQ, lets them move and manage money the same way they do their personal banking.

Our clients include alternative investment fund managers, asset managers, fund administrators and corporate service providers. With our culture of restless innovation, we work to make banking easy. We’re focused on delivering all the services our clients need, where and when they need them.