What we do
DWS’s private equity business offers co-blended funds, co-investment opportunities and bespoke account solutions combined with global access to differentiated and dynamic private equity situations. Our team is focused on gaining exposure to quality private market opportunities (through the acquisition of single assets, asset portfolios or via more structured transactions) supported by rigorous due diligence, governance and risk analysis processes, fund administration and reporting.
We view each situation as unique for the seller, the manager and the portfolio companies and we work with all stakeholders to provide a tailored ‘win-win’ solution. Our team has a longstanding record in solving complex issues and being a value-added additional or replacement long-term investment partner.
Types of investment:
We work with Private Equity managers to provide capital to sponsor-backed transactions across a broad range of opportunity sets.
Bespoke Situations: Transactions where dynamic situations and specific requirements lead to unique sponsor-backed opportunities
Special Opportunities: Seller or portfolio complexity requiring tailored LP solutions
Direct Transactions: Special requirement for more than just capital and a value-added partner
Emerging Private Assets: Opportunistic approach to private debt, mezzanine, real estate, infrastructure, energy and distressed situations
Our highly experienced, entrepreneurial team is unique in combining a comprehensive skill set as Direct Investors, GPs, LPs, Secondary Investors, Secondary Advisors, Legal Professionals, Accountants, Company Directors, M&A Bankers and Consultants. This gives us valuable insight and a true 360 degree view of the market – having “sat on all sides of the table”. We pride ourselves in having a flat, open culture of continuous improvement, innovation and respect – where the best idea matters more than corporate title. This approach to partnership extends to everything we do, ensuring best in class processes and efficient execution.
Entrepreneurial Team / Stable Platform
Best in Class Execution
*Past performance is not a guarantee of future results
Head of Business Development and Strategy, Private Equity, DWS
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1. Source: The Private Equity Secondary Opportunities Fund Program comprises DB SOF, SOF II and SOF III. As of December 31, 2017.