3 Reasons Why Private Equity Funds Enjoy Working With Our Family Office Lists

Why Private Equity Funds Enjoy Working With Our Family Office Lists

A large number of private equity funds has already worked with our single family office lists. We were curious about the different use cases and asked our customers. Here are the top three reasons why private equity funds rely on our lists.

#1: Finding fund investors and supporting the fundraising process

In most cases when we talk to private equity funds we hear some sentences like: “We already know lots of family offices, but your list sounds like an interesting opportunity to reach additional contacts.” Indeed, most private equity funds maintain a large network of HNWIs and family offices. SFOs / MFOs are relevant and well capitalized investors, which are heading more and more often into the field of private equity. Many SFOs are diversifying their private equity portfolio through investments in different funds. For example, the well-known multi family office HQ Capital which is based on the wealth of the German Quandt family invests in 469 private equity funds of 231 different fund managers. Although PE executives and investor relations managers know a large number of SFOs, our lists are a useful addition during the fundraising process, giving valuable leads which can make the difference.

#2: Identifying co-investors for current investment opportunities

Many private equity deals are done together with family offices as co-investors. This has different reasons and is in many cases a lucrative partnership for both sides. Private equity firms combine the know-how, manpower and access to top-notch deals. Single family offices bring in their capital, strategic contacts and a steady hand. In some situations co-investors are essential for PEs, for example when possible deals would exceed the fund’s budget or limitations of the fund agreement. So instead of letting the deal go, the PE firms are teaming up with family offices who can enable their deals in a short time horizon.

#3: Selling portfolio companies to suitable investors

When it comes to private equity investments, there are three types of single family offices: those who don’t do PE at all, those who do their PE investments through funds and those who do their own direct PE deals with their own team. The latter group is especially good-to-know when the time is right for PE funds to sell portfolio companies. Our lists offer a comprehensive overview of SFOs who do their own deals, including portfolio companies and respective investment focus. Those single family office are often pursuing buy-and-build strategies or are looking for strategic additions for their family-owned companies. This combined with their often evergreen capital structure makes them relevant buyers.

How our lists can help your firm

We share our broad database of single family offices with customers from various areas, ranging from private equity to venture capital, investment banking and real estate. Our lists either serve as a starting point to getting in touch with single family offices or as strategic add-on to enlarge the network. Either way, we are happy to introduce you to our lists which are either sorted by countries (e.g. largest single family offices German, UK, whole Europe and so on) or sorted by investment focus (private equity, venture capital, real estate…). If you want to get an impression of our lists, you can receive a free download file at the bottom of every product page. And if there are any remaining questions, we are looking forward to hearing from you via live-chat, email or phone.


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