Independent sponsors in the modern PE industry
In today's crowded PE industry, fund managers are facing pressure to deploy capital in a hot market while still achieving the outperformance PE is known for. But LPs are becoming frustrated with stagnating returns and high fees, leading some to question the classic PE fund structure itself. Could this moment in time be an opportunity for alternative PE models to flourish? In this post, Bella analyst Alex Billias considers the rise of the independent sponsor model, and how its potential benefits to both fund managers and LPs may .make it particularly well-suited to the current PE environment.Read More
Monte Carlo-style simulation analysis for private equity portfolio modeling
In this blog post, Alex Billias and Jake Ledbetter discuss how Bella Private Markets uses Monte Carlo- style simulation methods and historical data to model the cash flows and valuations of portfolios of private equity funds. They also explore how investors and fund managers alike can benefit from this powerful, customized approach to modeling risk and returns.Read More
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Why should private equity care about social impact?
While critics of the private equity industry lambaste it as being exploitative and short-sighted, in reality PE firms are increasingly turning their attention to social impact and long-term value creation. Initially spurred on by asset owners and shifting industry dynamics, fund managers are now finding that ESG considerations can also help boost fund returns. Furthermore, PE investors are uniquely positioned to enact impactful positive changes in their portfolio companies. In this Bella Insight, associate Shonali Pal explores these topics and shares some of the exciting ways that Bella clients have been at the forefront of this trend.Read More