Maguar Capital Selects Cobalt for Portfolio Monitoring

March 15, 2024

Cobalt, a FactSet Company and leading portfolio monitoring solutions provider for the private capital industry, announced today that Maguar Capital, a private equity firm based in Munich, Germany, has selected Cobalt to streamline data collection workflows and automate reporting.  

“Cobalt’s automated data collection and review process will allow us to have greater control and auditability over our portfolio company data,” said Valentin Lenz, Senior Fund Controller at Maguar. “Additionally, the platform’s powerful dashboard capabilities, which help us automate recurring reports, were another key factor in our decision to select Cobalt.”  

FactSet’s Cobalt Portfolio Monitoring platform is the industry’s first self-service portfolio monitoring solution that combines the sophistication of a business intelligence tool with the approachability of consumer technology software. The platform redefines the portfolio monitoring technology category to meet the widespread demand for sophisticated but intuitive analysis, performance, reporting, and data collection tools in the private capital sector. 

“This is our first portfolio monitoring client win in Germany and proves that Cobalt continues to expand its reach and support private equity firms in the European market,” said Jason Weinstein, Senior Director of Portfolio Monitoring at FactSet. “Our team is excited to work with Maguar to help their team create efficiencies around data collection and reporting.” 


About Maguar Capital

Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Maguar Capital was founded in 2019 by Matthias Ick, Gunther Thies and Arno Poschik. Maguar focuses on investments in small and medium-sized B2B software companies in the DACH region. The Maguar Founders have strong entrepreneurial and extensive management experience in the technology industry, with more than 35 years of experience as software CEOs and more than 20 years of experience in the private equity industry. 

About Cobalt, a FactSet Company

Cobalt, a FactSet Company, is private capital’s premiere portfolio monitoring solution. We are the industry’s key to collecting, analyzing, and reporting on fund and portfolio company financial metrics. Private equity and venture capital General Partners use Cobalt’s intuitive technology platform to gain critical operational efficiencies, address increasingly complex LP and management demands, and ultimately, competitively position their firm. Based on clients’ firm size and investment style, Cobalt tailors its suite of solutions to suit their needs. We also place a premium on client service, so our team is available to our clients to identify smart solutions the way they need them. To learn more about Cobalt, visit