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Capitalising on institutional co-investment platforms

Co-investment is often perceived as referring to institutional investors investing alongside their external asset managers in companies, but increasingly it refers to investment responsibilities being shared among peer investors, as long-term institutional investors are forming co-investment partnerships with the specific objective of deploying capital collaboratively into attractive investment opportunities.

These collaborative partnerships seem to be an important means of capitalising on an investor’s network.

This paper, by academics at Stanford, identifies and analyses examples of the new collaborative investment vehicles being employed by institutional investors to access private market assets.

In so doing, this paper tracks the initial development of a growing trend among institutional investors towards more efficient ways of long-term capital deployment.


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Capitalising on institutional co-investment platforms