Deciles and quartiles have been around for a long time and have been used to rank everything from hereditary traits to student test scores to crime rates. First seen in 1882 and 1879 respectively, both terms are attributed to Francis Galton (1822-1911), the British mathematician, explorer and cousin to the considerably more famous Charles Darwin. […]
Private equity investor Bridgepoint has bought financial software provider eFront from its previous owner Francisco Partners in a deal valued at about €300m. Francisco bought eFront in 2011, when it was taken private after having been listed since 2006 on the Alternext Paris market. eFront provides software targeting the alternative investments industry and risk management, […]
Fatca has been cited as one of the areas that can be better addressed through the merger of technology companies, more specifically in the form of the recent acquisiton of US based AnalytX by eFront, the specialist in solutions for alternative asset managers.
The flow of information between general partners (GPs) and limited partners (LPs) in the private equity space would be considerably improved if the industry were to move towards further standardisation of messaging formats, according to the views of Stuart Keeler, COO at eFront.
David Miller, CMO of IT provider eFront, says the increasingly global nature of private equity business requires players think more about how their operations and IT systems can support such developments.
Paul DiBlasi, COO at Pevara, which is part of software company eFront, says there is a key change ongoing in the private equity market around the issue of benchmarking.
NRW. BANK, the development bank for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, has picked eFront to supply an asset management platform.
eFront, a provider of software for managing alternative investments, has published the latest release – 7.1 – of its FrontInvest and FrontAnalytics products.
Pevara, the New York based provider of software as a service (Saas) for benchmarking and analysing private equity investments, has launched a service for creating custom weighted benchmarks.
The European Investment Fund, which has close to €6bn invested in European micro, small and mid sized businesses, has upgraded its operations to the latest version of FrontInvest.