Private Equity

Global reach

Global office network in 22 locations supports relationships driven sourcing

Partnership approach

We work in partnership with asset managers, investors and advisors to create customized solutions for all stakeholders

Dynamic platform

Entrepreneurial approach combined with stable, dynamic platform

Innovation

Our team is at the forefront of innovation in private markets

Flexibility

Creative, forward looking approach to each specific situation

Advantages

Partnership solutions for customised secondaries

 



$840bn AUM [$86bn in alternatives and $2bn focused on Private Equity Secondaries] [1]

 


~900 Investment Professionals across 17 countries

 


Over 60 years of investment heritage

 


One global platform

 


Dedicated Specialists focused exclusively on Private Equity

Investment approach

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:

  • 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.

Our approach

 

Partnership Solutions
Our team has over 100 years of combined investment experience and we view each situation differently; offering tailored solutions to address complexity and being a value-added long-term partner. Our partnership approach extends from our team, to our own investor base, the managers we support and the underlying portfolio companies we seek to access. We always seek a win-win solution and wish to develop strong relationships over the long-term, evidenced by our own market reputations and individual track records.

 

Entrepreneurial Team / Stable Platform
Our investment and investor partners benefit from an energetic, highly skilled private equity team at the forefront of private market innovation – combined with DWS' dynamic platform, global reach, research insight and relationships.

 

360 View
Our team has unique market experience, gained from “all sides of the table”. This allows us to apply unique insights to complex situations from our combined experiences and enables us to create optimal solutions for all stakeholders.

 

Best in Class Execution
Our flat, open team structure provides a dynamic forum to discuss investment opportunities and processes – where ideas and solutions are considered on merit, not title. This enables us to constantly plan, refine and improve what we do on a daily basis and to enable best in class investment processes and execution.

 
 

*Past performance is not a guarantee of future results

Our team

Anamica Broetz

Head of Business Development & Strategy, Private Equity, DWS

Daniel Green

Managing Director, Head of Private Equity, EMEA, DWS

Freddy Taggart

Director, COO

Jordan Sawkin

Vice President, Investments

Mark McDonald

Managing Director, Global Head of Private Equity, DWS

Rodrigo Patino

Vice President, Investments

Neel Mehta

Chief Financial Officer, Private Equity, DWS

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Contact

Head of Business Development and Strategy, Private Equity, DWS
Anamica Broetz
anamica.broetz@dws.com

+44 (0) 207 545 5424

UK Office
The ZigZag Building
70 Victoria Street
London
UK
SW1E 6SQ
US Office
345 Park Avenue
New York
USA
NY 10154

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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.

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