TechValidate Research on Preqin

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827 Customers Surveyed

5,532 Data Points Collected

140 Published TechFacts

19 Published Charts

2 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Preqin Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Director at a large investment bank would likely recommend Preqin for this reason:

Comprehensive platform and easy to use. Fairly useful to get an understanding of the full universe of fund managers.

Preqin Customer Research

Organizations with access to PitchBook have improved their performance in the following areas by switching to Preqin:

Fundraising
53%
Manager and fund evaluation and due diligence
50%
Investor relations
37%
Benchmarking and peer analysis
27%
Mapping private markets
27%
Sourcing and screening of new investment opportunities
27%

Preqin Customer Statistic

73% of surveyed banks and investment banks agree that Preqin provides more accurate and reliable data.

73%

Preqin Case Study

A Global Placement Agent Firm Raising Capital Exclusively For Alternative Investment Funds Across Multiple Strategies

Introduction

This case study of a global placement agent is based on a September 2020 survey of Preqin customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Compared to other private markets data providers, Preqin provides a more comprehensive coverage and more reliable data than any other solutions available in the market.

Challenges

For this global placement agent, raising private capital for funds with different strategies (Buyout, Distressed Debt, Real Estate, Growth, etc.) and regional focus (North America, Asia, Europe, Africa, etc.) presented many challenges, particularly when it came to sourcing data on allocators and fund managers active in alternative assets.

Requirements

To overcome these challenges, the placement agent needed access to a data provider with a ‘comprehensive coverage of the alternative assets industry’, providing granular insight into the markets the firm was interested in. This needed to be packaged in an intuitive solution allowing the firm to easily source the information required.

In addition, the firm also needed a data provider with accurate, reliable information on:

  • Fund allocators
  • Fund managers
  • Fund performance

Results

Using Preqin, the global placement agent improved the following core competencies within its business:

  • Due diligence, manager and fund evaluation
  • Fundraising
  • Benchmarking and peer analysis
  • Business development
  • Mapping private markets

After experiencing Preqin data, solutions and insights alongside another provider, the firm ranked Preqin’s investors, fund managers, fund performance, benchmarking and cash flow datasets as best in class compared to other data providers.

Additionally, the firm also ranked Preqin’s regional coverage of North America, Western Europe and Asia as at least better if not superior when compared to other data providers.

As a result, the global placement agent reported making a return on investment within the first 12 months of their Preqin subscription.

A senior key stakeholder in this firm would be very likely to recommend Preqin for the following reason:
“[Preqin is] the best in the industry at PE stats and investor information.”

Preqin Customer Research

How do organizations using PitchBook alongside Preqin, rate Preqin datasets in comparison to Pitchbook’s?

80% rate Preqin datasets as at least ‘Better’ on average.

Best in class Superior Better Not better

Investors datasets
Fund managers datasets
Fund and Fundraising datasets
Performance, benchmarking and cash flow datasets
Firm profiles & contact details

Preqin Case Study

A Global Custodian Bank Enhanced its Business with Preqin

Introduction

This case study of a global custodian bank is based on a September 2020 survey of Preqin customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Best source of data in private equity / private capital, really easy to use.”

Challenges

With a global reach in over 90 countries, this custodian bank was experiencing significant challenges developing new business for its suite of investor services in a heavily relationship-driven industry.

Requirements

To overcome these issues and improve their familiarity with key stakeholders, the bank needed access to a data provider with ‘comprehensive coverage of the alternative assets industry’, providing granular insight into the markets the firm was interested in. More importantly, the data available needed to be ‘easy to find and actionable’ to allow the firm to quickly source the information required.

Additionally, the firm needed a data provider with accurate, reliable data on:

  • Fund managers
  • Fund allocators
  • Fund and fundraising activity
  • Fund performance
  • Firm profile and contact details

With these requirements in mind, the bank chose to engage Preqin.

Results

With Preqin data, this global custodian bank improved several key core competencies throughout its business, including:

  • Investor analysis for subscription facilities
  • Due diligence, manager and fund evaluation
  • Benchmarking and peer analysis
  • Mapping private markets

After using Preqin data, solutions and insights alongside another provider, the firm ranked Preqin’s fund managers, fund and fundraising, performance, firm profiles, and contact details as superior if not best in class compared to other data providers.

As a result, a key VP within the firm agreed with the following statement:
‘Compared to other private markets data providers, Preqin provides a more comprehensive coverage and more reliable data than any other solutions available in the market.’



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