Private Credit and Mezzanine Investment Support
Our approach to private credit is to bucket it under capital preservation (senior debt/direct lending and mezzanine), return maximising (distressed debt) and opportunistic/niche (CLOs/CDOs and others).
We work as a pure extension of your global onshore credit team, providing end-to-end support across the research cycle. Our services include opportunity screening, custom research, execution support and fund operations.
Our biggest advantage is that we understand the unique challenges in this space: it requires complex operational flexibility, custom reporting, overcoming regulatory barriers (in certain countries), factoring in ESG considerations, and talented and experienced staff. This enables us to better help our clients and deliver measurable positive business outcomes.
Private Credit Support we Offer
What we have delivered annually
Live Deal Supported
Financial Models & LBO Models
Portfolio Company Valuations
KPIs Tracked Monthly
Automation and workflow management platforms
Advanced Analytics Platform for Portfolio Monitoring
FolioSure enables General Partners (GP) and Limited Partners (LP) accurate tracking and comparison of the performance of portfolio companies.
30-40% more cost-effective than other service providers
40-50% shorter turnaround time for portfolio monitoring and LP reporting
How we are different
One-stop solution for private equity firms: Expertise of supporting all aspects of the private credit investment cycle across the value chain
Experienced portfolio monitoring team with average experience of over 8+ years and overall 17 years in private markets
Enable clients’ to focus on high value generating activities while taking care of time consuming tasks
Support across financial spread, data management, regular periodic updates along with managing market tools and financial analysis for investment portfolio
Highly experienced and effective analysts who undertake intense tasks, including commercial due diligence, investment due diligence, valuation analysis, building complex distribution models, and exploring precedent transactions
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Meet our experts
Pratap leads the Private Equity and Venture Capital practices at Acuity Knowledge Partners, responsible for managing and developing client relationships and overseeing multiple accounts. He has extensive experience in managing direct investments, primary fund investments, FoFs and complex secondary transactions. Over the last 14 years, he has been involved in more than 5,000 Private Markets deals.
Sumit heads the Consulting & Private Equity vertical at Acuity Knowledge Partners. He also oversees the China Delivery Centre. Sumit is responsible for strategy formulation and implementation, innovation and business development, in addition to providing oversight to delivery groups. He has more than 18 years’ experience across diverse lines of services, including private equity, consulting, market research, investment banking, and commercial banking. In his previous roles at Acuity Knowledge Partners, Sumit was instrumental in setting up the Investment Banking vertical and multiple other services. He also led the business turnaround of a subsidiary company as its COO. He is a chartered accountant and a national rank holder in the foundation level of ICAI.
Senior Director, Head – Commercial Banking and Asset Management Business Development
Pedro Armstrong is a Director at Acuity Knowledge Partners and leads business development efforts in the Americas for the Corporate and Commercial Banking, Buy-side, and Sell-side segments. He is responsible for managing key client engagements and works in partnership with capital market firms to provide customized solutions across research and analytics support, origination and lending support, and marketing and compliance support. He has been with the organization for 12 years, serving in various roles across Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, and now the US. Prior to joining Acuity Knowledge Partners, he was a Central Bank Regulator at the Central Bank of Barbados. Pedro, who is a British Chevening Scholar, holds a Master’s degree (honors) in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School, City University, London.
Senior 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.
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.