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Drake Paulson

Drake Paulson VP, Head of Partnership and Client Experience at Anduin Transactions

The Hunt is On for AI Synergies in Private Equity Portfolio Companies

It’s not news that private equity firms act as technology strategists and guides to foster synergies between the companies in their portfolio. In 2024, their focus is on AI-enabled synergies within the portfolio. In this article, Drake Paulson, VP of Client Experience and Partnerships at Anduin Transactions, analyzes how the initiatives of synergi...

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Drake Paulson

Drake Paulson VP, Head of Partnership and Client Experience at Anduin Transactions

Private Equity Firms Embrace AI for Their Portfolio Companies

The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into business operations has moved beyond mere speculation to tangible ROI. Recognizing this shift, private equity firms are eager to position their portfolio companies at the forefront of reaping these benefits. Investment managers and venture capitalists are already trying their hand with AI, albei...

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Drake Paulson

Drake Paulson VP, Head of Partnership and Client Experience at Anduin Transactions

Private market firms struggle to balance growth and operational spend

From 2008 to 2022, private funds enjoyed turbocharged growth when their assets under management (AUM) soared five-fold to reach $13 trillion. The AUM metric came to rival returns as the golden benchmark of success and drove a surge in compensation for general partners and their teams. Money rolled into private markets, and with channels to private...

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Drake Paulson

Drake Paulson VP, Head of Partnership and Client Experience at Anduin Transactions

Private Equity's New Frontier: Targeting Individual Investors Amidst Rising Challenges

The democratization of private markets has captured the industry’s attention, and it’s easy to understand why. Individual investors own about half of the estimated $275 trillion in global assets under management (AUM), but hold just 16% of alternatives’ market value. High-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) with $1 to $5 million in investable assets re...

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Drake Paulson

Drake Paulson VP, Head of Partnership and Client Experience at Anduin Transactions

Automating the Investor Experience: A Win-Win for Private Funds—and for LPs

A smooth subscription process is critical to private market relationships, especially given the current downturn in funding. Yet, manual compliance and onboarding processes are still prevalent at many firms. This not only creates tedious back-office work, it’s costly and ultimately slows down fund growth. Meanwhile, some private equity firms are e...

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