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May 20, 2019

A recent discussion panel, co-hosted by Alvarez & Marsal, DealCloud and Cobalt GP entitled “Embracing Technology to Meet the Changing Needs of the Private Equity (PE) Market,” discussed how PE funds can leverage technology to counter the squeeze on margins. The panel comprised Cole Corbin, Head of Fund Analytics and Reporting Services at Alvarez & Marsal, Saar Menachemi, Senior Vice President of Client Development and Marketing at DealCloud and Drew Pearson, formerly a Managing Director at General Atlantic. The panel was moderated by John Blaine, Vice President of Sales at Cobalt GP.

Below you will find the first podcast in a series on the topic of leveraging technology in PE firms. An accompanying transcript of the panel discussion is also available.


Click here to view the transcript.


Part 1: Panelists' Key Takeaway 

Part 2: Trends in the Marketplace

Part 3: How PE Funds are Utilizing Technology

Podcast 4: How PE Firms Can Work Smarter by Leveraging Technology

Part 5: Future use of technology in PE funds

Part 6: Management of systems and their impact on PE funds

Disclaimer: The transcript above is an edited version from the original panel held on March 28, 2019.