Technology & Outsourcing

HNWI platform scoops up major private equity portfolio

iCapital Network to double invested assets after buying $2.5bn worth of Deutsche Bank US private equity interests


MJ Hudson opens in Luxembourg amid Brexit uncertainty

Research carried out by the firm concludes the UK will no longer be attractive for the industry following Brexit

eVestment acquired by Nasdaq for $705m

Analytics and content provider folds into new owner’s Global Information Services unit



Super software solutions

Emerging software solutions created by private equity professionals could see the industry’s major hurdles quickly removed


Private equity in the US and Europe: A continental divide on outsourcing

Shashi S and David AA Ross of Viteos outline the major differences between US and European private equity, and note increasing convergence


Cloud-based fundraising CRM tool launched

The new team – advinda – is part of placement agent DC Placement Advisors


Crash Course: Is private equity ready for choppy waters?

Have lessons from 2008 been remembered well enough to protect the industry from the next downturn?


BRIEFING: The changing role of CFOs and COOs in the fundraising process

An overview of The Drawdown’s recent Breakfast Briefing, discussing the changing role of CFOs and COOs in the fundraising process


SEI acquires Archway Technology Partners

The private equity services provider is expanding its family office offering


New AI tool for spotting regulatory conflicts launches

Waymark Tech’s new tool identifies crossovers and conflicts between various regulations


Private eye: technology unlocks private equity for private investors

New technologies will unlock the swelling pool of private wealth wanting to access PE


Lyceum appoints first head of digital

Lyceum Capital has appointed Chris Rixon to the new role of head of digital.


Raising the bar: reflections on ILPA template

Shashi S and David AA Ross of Viteos Fund Services reflect on the ILPA reporting initiative and propose technological solutions for tackling the new challenge




Ipreo and Hamilton Lane launch reporting tool

Ipreo and Hamilton Lane have launched Private Market Connect – a joint venture aimed at solving the information communication inefficiencies between GPs and LPs.


Fund placement fight club

Boutiques and banks are battling for business in a crowded market


Cyber security: costing the risk

Whether it is a regulatory priority or a security concern, CFOs are increasingly losing sleep over cyber-attacks


Time for PE to embrace blockchain?

Bitcoin technology may hold sizeable benefits for private equity’s stakeholders


Crisis communications: navigating a media storm

Reputations are at stake when a portfolio company is struck by crisis