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Cobalt and the Lionpoint Group Announce Partnership

July 8, 2020

Initiative will deliver powerful portfolio monitoring solutions to private equity, venture capital firms

BOSTON, July 8, 2020 — Cobalt Software, Inc (“Cobalt”), the private capital portfolio monitoring solution, and the Lionpoint Group (“Lionpoint”), the global consulting firm for alternative investment managers, investors, and advisors, have announced a partnership to enable their private capital clients to enhance their portfolio analysis capabilities. With the initiative, Cobalt and Lionpoint deliver more powerful solutions for firms seeking to seamlessly integrate technology in their strategic investing processes.

Specifically, Lionpoint’s System Selection & Implementation Services now have the ability to deliver Cobalt’s intuitive platform and white glove service. The clients on which the two firms are currently collaborating include blue chip and growing firms alike.

“Portfolio monitoring is a truly foundational element to every private equity and venture capital firm’s management, LP engagement, and analytics capability, said Lionpoint Founder Jonathan Balkin. “We are seeing greater and greater demand for intuitive business intelligence tools like Cobalt’s, and we are delighted to have this unique arrangement with Cobalt to deliver on that need for our clients as part of a broader strategic transformation.”

“Lionpoint is a gold standard in private capital consulting,” said Jason Weinstein, CEO of Cobalt. “Strategic partnerships with firms like Lionpoint, which treat portfolio monitoring as the integral business intelligence process that it should be, are what allow Cobalt to deliver on our promise of a client-first, intuitive, truly insightful intelligence platform for private equity and venture capital firms.”

For more information about the collaboration between Cobalt and Lionpoint, please contact: info@cobaltgp.com.

About Cobalt

Cobalt is private capital’s key to collecting, analyzing, and reporting on fund and portfolio company financial metrics. Private equity and venture capital funds use Cobalt’s intuitive technology platform to gain critical operational efficiencies, address increasingly complex LP and management demands, and, ultimately, competitively position their firm. Cobalt tailors its portfolio monitoring, investor relations, and benchmarking analysis tools according to our clients’ size and investment style to match their needs. We also place a premium on client service: our team is available to our clients to troubleshoot or identify a smart solution the way they need it. To learn more, please visit: https://www.cobalt.pe.

About Lionpoint

Lionpoint Group is focused on strategy, technology and operations consulting to alternative investment managers. We partner with stakeholders across the front, middle and back office to ensure our clients have the right vision, technology solutions, and team to successfully execute their initiatives. Our primary objective is to design, develop and implement operational and technology improvement strategies to automate business processes, create transparency, enhance controls and reduce risk for our clients.