Private Capital Advisory & Placements

Comprehensive research and analytics support to investment banks, placement agents and financial advisory firms on private placement and private capital transactions

Overview

Acuity Knowledge Partners is a globally trusted partner to merchant banks, investment banks, placement agents and financial advisory firms in public and private markets, supporting them in fundraising and deploying capital for their clients.

Our teams provide insightful and reliable research and analysis through a full suite of services, offering end-to-end support. This includes supporting our clients across capital raising, deal structuring, buyouts, financial restructuring/turnaround, divestitures, strategic planning and providing insight into market conditions.

Our sell-side and buy-side expertise and experience in supporting traditional investment banking teams, sponsors/private capital advisory-focused teams and end clients of these teams, i.e., alternative investment firms, place us in a unique position to support private placement and private capital advisory.

How we are different

ONE-STOP SHOP OFFERING A WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES
ONE-STOP SHOP OFFERING A WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES
We provide a full suite of services, combined with extensive domain knowledge and experience, including research and analytics support in primary fundraising, secondaries advisory, co-investment and direct placement, capital solutions and advisory, fund structuring and formation, investor relations and reporting, and fund marketing and branding
DEEP FUNCTIONAL KNOWLEDGE
DEEP FUNCTIONAL KNOWLEDGE
We have deep functional knowledge of all aspects of private capital advisory and placement processes across GP Solutions, LP Solutions, Direct Equity and GP Stakes, gained from working with global leaders in the space
VALUE-ADDED RESEARCH
VALUE-ADDED RESEARCH
Leveraging our vast experience and expertise, we deliver outstanding market research and insights and actionable ideas that help create high-business-value solutions
STRONG INTEGRATION AND HIGH BUSINESS VALUE
STRONG INTEGRATION AND HIGH BUSINESS VALUE
Our strong analytical capabilities, coupled with top-notch sector expertise, enable us to present a high-business-value proposition to clients

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Anish Ailawadi

Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking

Anish has been with Acuity Knowledge Partners for over 13 years and presently heads the Investment Banking vertical. He is based out of our Gurgaon office and oversees delivery teams and client engagements for various bulge-bracket banks, mid-size banks, regional banks, advisory and boutique firms across M&A, Industry Coverage, Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets, Loan Syndications and Leveraged Finance. During his tenure, he also set up a shared services center for one of his clients in India. Anish is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has done his Bachelors in Commerce from Delhi University.

Anish Ailawadi
Adrian Wright

Managing Director, Investment Banking, Private Equity and Consulting Business Development

Adrian leads Business Development across Investment Banking, Private Equity and Consulting clients in EMEA and APAC. He has 20 years’ experience working in the financial services industry, having spent 13 years working in Equity Capital Markets for Rothschild and RBS, before moving to Acuity Knowledge Partners in 2013. He has a deep knowledge of financial markets, having originated and executed over USD50bn of ECM transactions across a wide range of sectors, products and geographies. He has extensive experience working with and advising the majority of Investment Banking coverage and product groups, and leading global Private Equity firms. Adrian holds a MA (Hons Oxon) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.

Adrian Wright
Marie Filotti

Marie Filotti, Head of Business Development APAC

Marie Filotti heads APAC Business Development at Acuity Knowledge Partners and is based in Hong Kong. She joined the firm in 2018 after 13 years in Investment Banking and Capital Markets, mainly at Nomura (previously Lehman Brothers), and also worked on the corporate side, having run Investor Relations at a China-based ASX-listed gas company. She uses her experience in the industry to advise our clients on best practices in implementation of engagements across all sectors. Marie holds a BA from Yale University and a Masters in Finance from Sciences-Po Paris.

Marie Filotti
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