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Private Credit and Direct Lending Support

Bespoke private debt solutions to enable you to drive high alpha across your portfolio

Private Credit and Direct Lending Support

Delving into the intricate world of private credit research and analysis, our team brings forth a wealth of over twenty years of industry experience in direct lending and private debt solutions. We are committed to providing our clients with insightful support and bespoke solutions that cater to their unique investment needs. Our seasoned professionals excel in tailoring analytical services to suit a variety of investment strategies, whether the focus is on capital preservation, appreciation, or exploring niche opportunities.

As a natural extension of your in-house team, we offer full-spectrum support throughout the research process, including private credit portfolio monitoring to ensure the ongoing success of your investments. Our services are thoughtfully designed to enhance every phase of the investment journey, ensuring meticulous opportunity assessment, dedicated research, solid execution support, and streamlined fund operations.

Our commitment to delivering value shines through our adaptable operations, customized reporting, and comprehensive grasp of regulatory intricacies. We incorporate ESG considerations into our investment analysis with precision, underscoring our pledge to responsible investing for sustainable outcomes.

Staying current with the latest technological advancements, we possess the know-how to support and enhance our clients' decision-making processes. Partner with us for a deep dive into the complexities of private credit investing and experience a collaboration that consistently aims for excellence.

Comprehensive Private Credit Support Services

Comprehensive Private Credit Support Services

What we have delivered annually

200+

Live Deal Supported

2,000+

Financial Models & LBO Models

4,000+

Portfolio Company Valuations

10,000+

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.

Advanced Analytics Platform for Portfolio Monitoring

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 credit investment teams
One-stop solution for private credit investment teams
Expertise in all aspects of the private credit investment cycle across the value chain
Robust portfolio monitoring with our in-house managed solution FolioSure
Robust portfolio monitoring with our in-house managed solution FolioSure
Experienced portfolio monitoring team with average experience of 8+ years and overall 18 years in private markets
Excellence-driven teams to improve the quality of your deal sourcing
Excellence-driven teams to improve the quality of your deal sourcing
Enable clients’ to focus on high value generating activities while taking care of time consuming tasks
On-demand support based on business requirements
On-demand support based on business requirements
Support across financial spreading, data management, periodic updates, management of market tools and financial analysis for investment portfolios
Robust processes, tested over time – multi-level checks for all assignments
Robust processes, tested over time – multi-level checks for all assignments
Highly experienced and expert analysts who take on intense tasks, including commercial and investment due diligence, valuation analysis, building of complex distribution models and precedent transaction analysis

What we have done

Pioneering Portfolio Management and Performance Excellence for a Mid-Market Lender
What we are proud of

Achieved consistent portfolio analysis through standardized financial reporting.

Enhanced risk management with proactive loan covenant compliance tracking.

Optimizing Transaction Support and Deal Execution for a Leading BDC
What we are proud of

Supported deal execution, in-depth valuation analysis and strategic decision making

Improved ability to manage and mitigate risks associated with complex transactions

Support for Consulting and Corporate Firms
Portfolio Monitoring for a US-based Global PE Firm
What we are proud of

100%

Accuracy with par-level TATs

>85%

bandwidth increase for the on-shore team

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Meet our experts

Pratap Singh

Senior Director, Private Equity and Venture Capital Services

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.

Pratap Singh
Sumit Chhabra

Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate, Private Equity and Consulting/Venture Capital Services

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.

Sumit Chhabra
Pedro Armstrong

Co-Head of Business Development in North America

Pedro Armstrong is a Managing 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.

Pedro Armstrong
Chetan Majithia

Head, North America, Business Development for Private Markets, Investment Banking and Consulting; Co-Head - Commercial Banking and Corporates

Chetan has over 20 years of experience across the financial services sector’s markets, geographies and asset classes. At Acuity Knowledge Partners (Acuity), he spearheads Business Development for multiple strategic business units (IB, Private Markets, Consulting, Corporates, and Banking). During his almost seven years journey at Acuity, Chetan has been responsible for partnering with clients in these segments to transform and build business efficiencies through tailor-made and proprietary solutions, enabling them to save millions of dollars.

Prior to Acuity, Chetan was on the Board of Directors at CRISIL US, an S&P company, and Director and Head of Financial Research, Business Development, Americas. In his 13+ years 'journey at CRISIL, Chetan managed multiple roles, including setting up and leading the Equities practice in Indian markets, wherein he successfully launched India’s first independent equity research service provider, and setting up and heading CRISIL’s first international offshore operations in Argentina. Prior to CRISIL, Chetan worked with ING Bank and Citibank in multiple roles. He has featured consistently in media including on CNBC-TV18 and Bloomberg, and his views on Indian stock markets are covered widely by all leading financial publications.

Chetan is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (the equivalent of a CPA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds an MBA in Finance from NMIMS, India. He is also a Company Secretary (with a degree in Corporate Law) with the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He passed CFA Level 2 examinations.

Chetan Majithia
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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