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Private Equity Fundraising: Operational Excellence in the Mid-Market

With our partner SteelBridge, we organised an interactive discussion about the competitive environment in the current private capital fundraising market. Chris Ferguson and Andrew Kehl, from Preqin Solutions, went through the market trends based on Preqin data and James Haluszczak and Todd Haring, from Steelbridge Consulting, covered best practices for firms to achieve operational excellence focusing on the fundraising stage.

  1. PRIVATE CAPITAL TRENDS:
    • Private Capital AUM at a record high – $4.5tn
    • Another good year for fundraising
    • Now record levels of capital available to invest
    • Returns falling across private capital
    • Private capital outperformed in the long term
    • Continued investor interest in mid-market buyouts
    • Mid-Market Buyout net distributions by region
    • Fundraising is more competitive than ever
    • Key challenges for private capital fund managers in 2017
    • Operational excellence is a key challenge for private capital investors in 2017
    • Key takeaways: Macro trends and concerns
  2. OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE:
    • What is it and how does this help fundraising?
    • Data Challenges for GPs: Portfolio Company Data
    • Data Challenges for GPs: Access
    • Data Challenges for LPs: Making Decisions on Differing GP Data
    • Data Challenges for LPs: Value in Portfolio Company Data

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Other resources:

  • Preqin factsheet: The Mid-Market In Focus – April 2017 – Download
  • Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets, H1 2017 – Download