Thought Leadership

Why do you need a Platform Manager?

Why do you need a Platform Manager?

Whilst a well-designed software solution has the potential to drive improvements, there are a number of surrounding factors that must be actioned in parallel to ensure a positive outcome. Many firms assume that once an implementation project is complete, the...

Digital transformation takes more than just software

Digital transformation takes more than just software

Technology is a great facilitator of change, but it is not the panacea for all operational challenges. Holland Mountain’s Head of Consulting, Jeremy Hocter, explains why.One of the more common assumptions we see Private Capital firms make is that with a new system in...

Want to stay ahead of the ESG curve?

Want to stay ahead of the ESG curve?

Holland Mountain’s Kimberly Ellis reflects on the increasing importance of ESG for investors following the recent conference hosted by Real Deals & the Drawdown.Attending an in-person conference in Jan 2022 feels like a huge step forward and bringing together 25+...

2022 – The Year of Digital?

2022 – The Year of Digital?

Jeremy Hocter shares his thoughts on how Private Capital firms can leverage the Holland Mountain Digital Maturity Scale to map their digital transformation.Over the past 18-months, we’ve seen an increase in Private Capital firms hiring digital experts to focus on...

Supercharge reporting with an enterprise data platform

Supercharge reporting with an enterprise data platform

Information is valuable currency for Private Capital firms. It drives data-based decision making across every business function, from originating deals, to overseeing portfolios and reporting on returns. As fund managers continue to invest in best-of-breed digital...

Bringing ESG data to life: The true value of ESG

Bringing ESG data to life: The true value of ESG

The topic of ESG has reached a crucial stage in the Private Equity industry. According to research by BDO LLP 64% of UK Private Equity firms now take ESG principles into account in their investments, with 49% having become signatories to the UNPRI, the world’s most...

Case Studies

Case Study: Operational Review – Fund Administration

Case Study: Operational Review – Fund Administration

The client: A global Real Estate and Infrastructure Fund Manager with $12bn AUM across both private and listed funds. With offices in London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Seoul and Mexico City, the firm manages 200+ real estate and infrastructure projects across 30 countries....

Case Study: Carry and Co-Investment Dashboards

Case Study: Carry and Co-Investment Dashboards

  The client: A global Private Equity firm with multiple office locations, 130+ investments and €40bn in total funds raised. As one of the largest Private Equity firms in the UK, they had over fifty carry and co-investment plan participants. What value has ATLAS...

Case Study: Portfolio Monitoring System Re-Implementation

Case Study: Portfolio Monitoring System Re-Implementation

The client: A leading independent private equity fund manager investing in Central Europe. 35 professionals located across 3 European offices. £1.3bn in committed capital across three mid-market funds.  What was the initial problem? The firm had begun a portfolio...

Case Study: IT Service Provider Selection

Case Study: IT Service Provider Selection

The client: A mid-market UK-based Private Equity firm with £2.6bn in capital raised since inception, managed across six funds. A team of about 30 employees, predominantly investing in Europe. What was the initial problem? Our client was experiencing inadequate service...