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November 10, 2020

Cobalt Chart of the Month: November 2020

Cobalt Market Data / Chart of the Month The Cobalt Research team recently pushed its Q1 2020 private equity benchmark…

October 22, 2020

3 Questions with BV Investment Partners’ Jonathan Holmes

Jonathan Holmes is the Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Compliance Officer for BV Investment Partners, a private equity…

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October 1, 2020

Cobalt Chart of the Month: October 2020

Cobalt Market Data / Chart of the Month While buyout has been one of the most popular sectors in private…

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September 25, 2020

Responding to investor and regulator scrutiny

Private equity and venture fund managers face an increasing barrage of detailed and probing questions daily. Examples: “What is the…

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August 7, 2020

Cobalt Chart of the Month: August 2020

Cobalt Market Data Chart of the Month Pooled Distributions/Contributions of Distressed Credit Funds from 2005 to 2019 This chart emphasizes…

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July 1, 2020

Cobalt Chart of the Month: July 2020

Cobalt Market Data Chart of the Month NAVs and Dry Powder in the 2010’s This chart indicates that from 2012…

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June 25, 2020

How To Get a PE Tech Implementation Right

While deploying new technology will always require a level of effort and work, there are some key steps you can…

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June 25, 2020

Four Big PE Tech Implementation MYTHS

In the age of automation, it’s inevitable that private market firms of all sizes will have to implement new technology…

May 27, 2020

2020 Forecast in The Shredder? It’s Time to Automate

If you are focused on producing and (constantly) updating forecasts for your firm right now, you are not alone. In the…

April 28, 2020

Eight Signs You’ve Outgrown Excel for Portfolio Monitoring

Eight Signs You’ve Outgrown Excel for Portfolio Monitoring Excel has traditionally been an easy (and natural) way to track portfolio…

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February 12, 2020

Cobalt GP has a new look. Here’s why.

Simplicity. Sophistication. Usability. Service. These are the four mantras at the core of every thing we do at Cobalt. Simply…

Books
February 12, 2020

Five Surprising Must-Read Books for Private Equity Pros

Five Surprising Must-Read Books for Private Equity Pros Just because you’ve finished Stephen Schwarzman’s What It Takes doesn’t mean you’re…