Private Equity Firm Slashes Fund Accounting Time By 90% with deFacto Global
This global private equity firm specializes in investing in and acquiring companies across a wide range of industries, including technology, healthcare, energy, and financial services. They typically focus on companies with strong growth potential and have a long-term investment horizon. The company has a significant global presence, with offices in several countries, and has a reputation for making large, transformative investments.
To maintain and grow their massive presence, processes at all levels and functional areas must be standardized and streamlined. When issues arose in the fund accounting & reporting department, deFacto Global was enlisted to assist in improving processes.
The firm previously utilized a combination of Computron and Excel reports, as well as fund allocations in Excel, for their quarterly reporting process. However, this system was found to be inefficient, resulting in challenges with generating and disseminating reports in a timely manner. The manual nature of the previous reporting process also led to a strain on the firm’s resources, with considerable time and effort being expended.
Moreover, the use of multiple platforms and manual processes created a heightened risk of human error, which could have had serious consequences for the firm’s operations. Therefore, there was a pressing need to streamline and automate the reporting processes, reducing the potential for errors and enabling more efficient use of resources.
dF Solution Statement/Results
To streamline the fund allocation process, deFacto Global implemented a Power Planning model designed to create a finance model with customized business rules focused on fund allocations. By leveraging this platform, the firm was able to automate the necessary fund allocation processes, eliminating the need for manual intervention and improving the overall efficiency of the process.
In addition to the finance model, the implementation also involved the creation of multiple input schedules and reports that were specifically tailored to the fund allocation process. These schedules and reports were designed to provide accurate data within the company, enabling the finance team to make informed decisions and better manage the allocation of funds.
As a result of our work, the client realized a 90% reduction in the time it took them to complete necessary fund allocation and reporting, allowing them to devote more time to other functional areas.