Brackendale works with a variety of GP clients who incorporate technology into their process, and AssetMetrix offers technology and specialised outsourcing services to accelerate digital transformation in private equity. We wanted to explore the use of technology in private equity operations and the attitudes of LP investors towards that innovation.
LPs surveyed hail from across Europe, North America, and Asia. They comprise a mix of pension funds, insurance companies, family offices, and fund-of-funds from our extensive contact network.
Questions in our survey were designed to explore the importance of a GP's approach to technology and data to LP investors in their investment decision-making process.
A majority of LP investment decisions are being influenced by GPs’ level of technology adoption. LPs are not looking favourably on firms that do not adequately make use of technology. Almost two-thirds of LPs would be more likely to allocate to a fund that had a strong tech-enabled partner.