General Partners are firms that make equity investments primarily in unquoted companies and raise funds from a range of third parties. General partners incorporate private equity and venture capital fund managers, and those executing a private equity strategy using an investment holding company structure.
Direct Investors are defined as investors whose core private equity strategy is direct investing in operational entities rather than fund investing.
Third Party Fund Managers
Third Party Fund Managers are those whose private equity strategy is predominantly executed via investing in private equity funds, on behalf of other investors. This category includes funds-of-funds, investment consultants and multi-family offices.
Institutional Investors includes all non-retail investors that invest in private equity funds, including development finance institutions, endowments, family offices, insurance companies, multi-asset managers, public and private pension funds and sovereign wealth funds.
Foundations are those institutional investor firms which have philanthropic goals.
Financial Institution include institutions that provide debt facilities to the private equity and venture capital industry, as well as alternative lenders.
Professional Services Firm
Professional Services Firm are those providing services to the private equity and venture capital industry, including, but not limited to, law firms, accounting firms, fund administrators, placement agents and communications specialists.
Academic Institutions are educational or research organisations that have an active
involvement with the private equity and venture capital industry.
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