EBITDA, IRR, TVPI, DPI, alpha out-performance, beta risk, leverage ratios, entry multiples, benchmarking, value creation and so much more. For LPs, there is so much to grapple with on the data analytics side when you invest in private equity funds.
And speaking of private equity funds, that in itself is usually a broadly used term that includes strategies such as private debt, infrastructure, buyout, large buyout, small-cap buyout, middle-market buyout, mega buyout, venture capital, private credit, and so much more.
Then, besides the topics of data analytics and private equity fund strategies, there are also ancillary, but still important, topics such as fund reporting, portfolio tracking, and asset allocation.
Tap into the power of private equity databases
But the single common thread across all of these that will allow you to successfully handle investing in private equity funds is data analytics. Consequently, that means tapping into a private equity database because a database is, by definition, “a comprehensive collection of related data organized for convenient access”. And of course, which LPs or investment professionals actually work directly with MySQL or Sybase, right? So then a private equity software is definitely needed to interface between the database and the LP user. Now we’re getting somewhere.
CEPRES: Our solution for Private Equity Data Analytics
Everything mentioned above (and much more) is built into CEPRES. It is the private equity analytics platform that enables LPs to win in private equity, in a very secure and confidential manner.
The world’s largest private equity database.
At the very core is a private equity database that comprises more than 90,000 private equity-backed portfolio companies from over 10,500 funds that aggregate more than 1,000,000 cash flows, all of which amount to over $35 trillion of asset value. It is the world’s largest private equity database. And it’s the data quality that counts: actual and raw private equity data (including gross and net cash flows, and portfolio company operating financials) that come directly from GPs and LPs (verified data is primary sourced and not from the unreliable public domain).
Wrapped around the database is a software interface that allows LPs to perform sophisticated due diligence analysis on GP track record data and their own LP portfolio data. Analyzing risks and returns, understanding value creation, and deal benchmarking with just point-and-click. And when it comes to the actual private equity data, this is all managed and processed by the CEPRES Data Team. It doesn’t get any easier.
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The pioneer of private equity look-through data.
At CEPRES, our vision was bigger than simple fund-level investments and vintage year funds. We knew that investments happen into portfolio company operations and assets that make up the fund and portfolio — even if it’s an indirect investment with some legal vehicles in between. We pioneered look-through data that enables fundamental analysis at the company level to help investors make better investments. Today, we are the largest private market data ecosystem, helping investors unlock better investment outcomes.
Private equity database and private equity software, so that means CEPRES is an IT software company?
Well no, not exactly. CEPRES is a team of private equity investment professionals with over 100 years of collective private equity investment experience. We leverage this in-house industry expertise and the ever-growing data network and deliver these to LPs via our platform approach.
Last but not least, CEPRES is a proven private equity data analytics platform. CEPRES works in close partnership with ILPA to promote standardized industry transparency and a greater understanding of the risk/return characteristics of the private equity asset class for the benefit of the world’s leading LPs and institutional investors via CEPRES.