Indirect Private Equity / Fund of Funds support

Fund of Funds Support

Fund-of-funds solutions to help you capitalise faster on opportunities in private markets

Private Equity and Venture Capital - Fund of Funds Support

We help clients capitalise on opportunities in primary fund markets by screening fund managers by fund type, strategy and transaction preference, and by providing detailed due diligence information memorandums.

We work as a pure extension of your global onshore team, providing end-to-end support across the investment lifecycle. Our services include fund screening, fund benchmarking, manager research, manager evaluation, fund and portfolio valuation, portfolio monitoring, custom research and fund marketing. We also conduct due diligence by creating diligence frameworks and conducting research, ensuring faster turnaround on deal decisions (40-50% reduction in time taken to close a deal).

Our portfolio monitoring, fund operations and advisory services enable you to track fund performance periodically, conduct strategic reviews and prepare bespoke limited-partner reports, and source and validate information from general-partner material, fund accounting tools and private-company financial/annual reports.

Fund of Funds Support we Offer

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 equity fund of funds clients with expertise and service offerings to support all aspects of the private equity fund investment cycle across the value chain

Expertise and experience in proactively sourcing and achieving maximum returns from investment opportunities

Highly experienced and effective analysts who undertake intense tasks, including manager due diligence, portfolio valuation analysis and building complex distribution models

Support across various fund analytics including value creation analysis, 1-3-5 analysis, attribution analysis and vintage analysis

Backed by proprietary technology solution tools for portfolio monitoring and data operations experts

What we have done

Support for Consulting and Corporate Firms
Data transformation support for a leading fund of funds client
What we are proud of

35%

faster turnaround

USD3.0m

annualised cost savings

Support for Consulting and Corporate Firms
Co-investment Monitoring for a Global PE FoF Firm Headquartered in the US
What we are proud of

5+ years

of partnership

~$2-3m

in cost savings

Support for Consulting and Corporate Firms
Secondary Investments for a Leading US-based Private Equity Firm
What we are proud of

>1,000

secondary funds reviewed

~20%

time saving for fund managers

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Meet our experts

Pratap Singh

Director, Private Equity

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
Pratap Singh

Director, Private Equity

Sumit Chhabra

Senior Director – Corporate, Consulting & Private Equity 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
Sumit Chhabra

Senior Director – Corporate, Consulting & Private Equity Services

Pedro Armstrong

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.

Pedro Armstrong
Pedro Armstrong

Senior Director, Head – Commercial Banking and Asset Management Business Development

Adrian Wright

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.

Adrian Wright
Adrian Wright

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

Marie Filotti

Head, APAC Business Development

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
Marie Filotti

Head, APAC Business Development

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