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Private equity firms, portfolio companies and investment funds face complex challenges. They are under pressure to deploy capital amid geopolitical uncertainty, increased competition, higher valuations 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 positive economic benefits for both investors and society. That’s the power of positive equity.
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.
Clifford Chance is one of the world's pre-eminent law firms. Its market-leading fund formation practice spans Europe, the US, Asia and the Middle East. Combining depth and breadth, the team includes fundraising, tax and regulatory specialists as well as transactional experts in M&A, finance, infrastructure and real estate.
Rede Partners is a leading independent fundraising advisor to the private equity industry, which since inception in 2011 has advised on primary fundraisings and secondaries aggregating over €12 billion for its clients. With a well-resourced 35 person team based in London and New York, Rede’s differentiated approach combines focus, a comprehensive service offering across the entire spectrum of investor-facing activities, and a long term business development perspective.
At S&P Global Market Intelligence, we know that not all information is important—some of it is vital. 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 valuation, 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.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is one of the world’s leading providers of legal services to private equity firms and their investment funds, portfolio companies and individual partners. Our private equity practice now calls on over 200 lawyers worldwide to provide “one-stop shopping” for all aspects of our private equity clients’ businesses.
eFront pioneers technology in alternative investments to help alternative investment professionals achieve superior performance. With more than 850 Limited Partner, General Partner and Asset Servicer clients in 48 countries, eFront is the leading technology partner to alternative investment professionals. eFront is the only solution suite addressing all the needs of alternative investment professionals end-to-end: fundraising, portfolio construction, due-diligence, deal-flow, portfolio monitoring, positions tracking, investor reporting, accounting, operations management, General Ledger, Private Market data, benchmarking and advanced analytics (Value at risk, cash flow forecasting, risk management). In 2019, eFront was acquired by BlackRock and since then operates as a specialized business unit within BlackRock Solutions, alongside Aladdin Institutional and Aladdin Wealth. For more information, please visit eFront.com
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.
RBS International provide banking services to the alternative investment funds industry, building long-term, collaborative partnerships with fund managers and administrators, investment advisors and other service providers. We take a consultative approach, applying sector insight to tailor solutions to your needs. The strategic and executional capabilities of our people are complemented by eQ, our multicurrency online banking solution. Find out more at www.rbsinternational.com/fundsbanking
Travers Smith is a City-based law firm with a global reach. We act for publicly-listed and private companies, financial institutions and private equity clients, as well as other business enterprises involved in large and complex UK and cross-border matters, transactions, and disputes.
Our sponsorship of the Diversity & Inclusion breakout session at the BVCA Summit 2019 reflects our firm's deep commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and the wider society. Diversity is much more than how we look. It also includes how we think, our experiences, our views and our values. We believe that true inclusion can only be achieved if we look at diversity in a broader and more holistic way, which breaks down silos and celebrates the multiple identities we each carry.
Guernsey has developed significant expertise in private equity over the past 50 years and is currently home to £120 billion of PE funds. Guernsey Finance promotes and supports Guernsey’s funds sector, alongside the rest of a broad finance industry in the island.
SANNE is a leading global providers of alternative asset and corporate administration services. The firm has been established for over 30 years and employs in excess of 1,400 people around the world. SANNE is a FTSE 250 company listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.
Our alternative asset product specialist services include Private Equity, Real Estate, Hedge, Private Debt & Capital Markets, AIFM & Depositary services and Agency services across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific, with assets under administration in excess of £215 billion.
SANNE’s global private equity and private debt offering covers the entire spectrum of strategies managed by our clients, including expert carried interest plan administration.
Jersey Finance works with key partners to represent and promote Jersey as the clear leader in international finance. It champions the competitive position of Jersey's finance industry, both locally and internationally, supporting the highest regulatory standards and the most attractive products and services to suit the needs of global investors. Funded by members of Jersey’s local finance industry and the Government of Jersey, it has a global presence with offices in Jersey, Dubai and Hong Kong; representation in London; and virtual offices in Shanghai and Mumbai.
PitchBook is a rapidly growing financial data and software company covering the private and public financial markets. Through our award-winning product, we provide comprehensive data and analysis on the capital markets to help professionals discover and execute opportunities.
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Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,700 lawyers in 28 offices throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States.
Our private equity team is a market-leading global practice with more than 100 lawyers, providing comprehensive solutions and exceptional service throughout the private equity lifecycle.
RBC Investor & Treasury Services (RBC I&TS) is a specialist provider of asset services, custody, payments and treasury and market services for financial and other institutional investors worldwide, with over 4,500 employees in 17 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. We deliver services which safeguard client assets, underpinned by client-centric digital solutions which continue to be enhanced and evolved in line with our clients’ changing needs. Trusted with CAD 4.3 trillion in client assets under administration(1), RBC I&TS has been rated by our clients as the #1 global custodian for eight consecutive years(2) and is a financially strong partner with among the highest credit ratings globally(3).
(1) RBC quarterly results released May 23, 2019
(2) Global Custody Survey, Global Investor ISF, 2011 to 2018, unweighted
(3) Standard & Poor’s (AA-) and Moody’s (Aa2) legacy senior long-term debt ratings of Royal Bank of Canada as of May 22, 2019
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.
IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company’s private markets solutions are the premier choice for the private capital industry to address growing pressures for transparency and regulatory compliance. IHS Markit offers solutions for portfolio assessment, valuations, investor reporting, operating metrics, or investor performance. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions.
TMF Group helps its clients operate internationally and ‘belong’ wherever they are in the world. We do this by making sure they are properly set up to do business in any country and compliant with local and international regulations.
We firmly believe that the only way to be truly ‘global’ is to put local first, which is what our team of 7,000 in-country experts do for businesses of all sizes, every day.
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.
IAG is a member of The Oak Group and delivers specialist fund administration services for private equity, real estate, alternative assets and listed fund structures.
We have global assets under administration of over US$16bn and offices in Guernsey, Luxembourg, Jersey, Isle of Man, Malta and Mauritius. Clients receive the close attention of an IAG board director backed by an experienced team and industry leading technology.
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.
Alter Domus is a global fund and corporate services provider but more importantly, we’re experts in local business. Our 2,000 qualified accountants, corporate secretaries, consolidators and other professionals are expertly skilled in the intricacies of their jurisdictions. When working with a team which combines local knowledge with international best practices, you benefit from enhanced legal, financial and regulatory compliance for funds, SPVs, holding companies and corporate entities. With global reporting and a single point of contact across all 40 offices and desks, you get a world of expertise working with you to meet your goals.
AssetMetrix is Europe’s leading next generation asset servicer for private capital investors, offering modular outsourcing solutions for front-, middle- and back-office activities to Limited Partners and General Partners. Clients benefit from its state-of-the-art analytics tools, its service-oriented culture and its independency. AssetMetrix doesn’t act as investor, investment consultant or placement agent.
Our Enterprise Capital Funds programme combines private and public money to make equity investments in high growth businesses. The programme is designed 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 venture capital market.
British Business Investments forms part of the commercial arm of British Business Bank. Its Investment Programme supports non-bank (primarily debt funds, asset/invoice finance providers and fintech) and challenger bank lenders, while its Managed Funds programme invests in, and encourages other institutional investors to invest in, large-scale funds of funds run by experienced managers. The newly launched Regional Angels Programme is designed to help reduce regional imbalances in access to early stage equity finance for smaller businesses.
British Patient Capital was launched in June 2018 as a commercial subsidiary of British Business Bank. It manages an investment fund designed to support UK companies with high growth potential to access the long-term financing they need to scale up. British Patient Capital invests in venture and growth capital, capturing value through financing the growth of innovative companies.
Framework provides enterprise investment data management solutions for the global Private Equity sector. We are the partner of choice in the most challenging fund accounting, administration, reporting, and investment analytics functions. Multi-currency, multi-instrument, and multi-jurisdiction, Framework services a wide range of underlying assets, fund-types, reports, and analytics across the asset class.
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As a Private Equity Professional, you need a straightforward service. We understand that your circumstances are unique, just like our approach to private equity. We take the time to understand your income patterns, including co-invest and carry cycles, and then tailor a solution to meet your needs.
We offer bespoke financial services designed to meet the needs of individuals earning £300,000 and above, per annum. Our clients typically have a net worth in excess of £3 million.
The Maples Group is a leading independent global fund services provider operating in key financial centres across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Working within these jurisdictions, the Maples Group offers a wide range of services and operational support to alternative investment funds and institutional investors. The Maples Group's expert teams and innovative technology provide clients with high-quality service and adaptable solutions that create value and enhance effective management.
TransPerfect is the world's largest provider of language services and technology solutions for global business.
From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong.
Our TransCEND Virtual Data Room platform was developed specifically to provide best of breed technology for our corporate, legal and financial services clients whether they are running M&A deal rooms, collaborating on internal projects, running corporate repository, document and contract management processes, or are simply looking to securely share sensitive documents with external parties.
Our functionality which sets us apart from traditional M&A VDR’s means we can handle transactional VDRs, but also internal ones specifically contract management or investment portals. From a contract management aspect we can help centralize the storage of contracts, structure them not only in folders but also through tagging which can be filtered, alerted (email) and searched upon. These could be date/time, choice, text, radio button etc. fields. The advantage here is you no longer rely on manual methods to keep track of things like contract expiry, saving both time and cost risks.
In addition our Information Rights Management tool (IRM) is a next generation encryption system used to actively control, secure, and track Adobe PDF & Microsoft Office files wherever they reside. Its main purpose is to prevent unauthorized access to secured content and maintain control of sensitive data beyond firewalls.
As is the case with all of our technologies, we provide our services through 96 offices in 6 continents, and our global project management teams, based in Americas, EMEA & APAC, provide 24x7x365 coverage.
For more information, please visit our website at www.transperfect.com.