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Palico and EMPEA Partner to Streamline Emerging Market Commitments

Jul 20, 2017, 5:24:50 PM

Tags: Palico In Focus, V2

Last week, emerging markets association EMPEA and Palico signed a partnership to make the commitment process for PE funds more efficient and affordable for both investors and managers.

EMPEA Agreement is a Growth Catalyst for Digital Fundraising

Palico’s latest partnership will see all EMPEA members offered use of Palico’s marketplace on advantageous terms (if you’re an EMPEA member, please contact Palico support by clicking here to take advantage of the offer). The non-profit EMPEA is the largest organization in the world representing limited partners and general partners with a focus on, or an interest in, private equity investment in emerging markets. The EMPEA accord and a similar May agreement signed with the Institutional Limited Partners Association - the largest LP organization in the world - are increasing fundraising, secondaries and co-investment activity in Palico’s innovative digital marketplace for private equity primaries, secondaries and co-investments. The EMPEA’s more than 300 members manage over $1.2 trillion in capital.

Palico’s Benefits for EMPEA Members (and Any LP or GP)

The Palico-EMPEA partnership encourages EMPEA GPs to list investable fundraisings and co-investments in the digital marketplace, a service available to all GPs. Features open to EMPEA LPs, and all LPs, permit the online screening of investable fundraisings, secondaries and co-investments, based on strategy, location and size; access to virtual data rooms where private placement memorandums and limited partnership agreements can be downloaded; and direct contact with investment sponsors. Investors receive alerts on newly available fundraisings, secondaries and co-investments, based on their interests. LPs can equally anonymously list funds for sale on the secondary market. All transaction-related services are complemented by features that help investment analysis, including performance, benchmarking and news.

Finding Investments Without Leaving the Office

In the past 25 years, private equity has grown to $4.9 trillion in assets under management from just $30 billion, while broadening from overwhelmingly U.S.-centric buyout and venture capital deals to an investment style embracing every asset category and all regions of the world. Investors are searching further afield for traditional private equity investments and looking for managers in specialized niches - either geographic or sector-based - where there’s less competition. Private equity primary, secondary and co-investment opportunities listed in Palico’s digital marketplace not only span the globe, they’re also available in 14 broad strategy categories and 25 industries. Moreover, they’re accessible from your desktop or smart device in a click. For investors and managers, Palico’s marketplace significantly eases discovery, analysis and investment.

"It’s great to push a button and see everything that’s out there. Palico helps me do my job better."

Sabina Eder, Director, Private Equity Funds, Bank Austria