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Drake Paulson

Drake Paulson

VP, Head of Partnership and Client Experience at Anduin Transactions
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Innovation in Financial Services

The Hunt is On for AI Synergies in Private Equity Portfolio Companies

15 Apr 2024

It’s not news that private equity firms act as technology strategists and guides to foster synergies between the companies in their portfolio. In 2024, their focus is on AI-enabled synergies within the portfolio. In this article, Drake Paulson, VP of Client Experience and Partnerships at Anduin Transactions, analyzes how the initiatives of synergi...

Capital Markets Technology

Private Equity Firms Embrace AI for Their Portfolio Companies

14 Mar 2024

The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into business operations has moved beyond mere speculation to tangible ROI. Recognizing this shift, private equity firms are eager to position their portfolio companies at the forefront of reaping these benefits. Investment managers and venture capitalists are already trying their hand with AI, albei...

Innovation in Financial Services

Private market firms struggle to balance growth and operational spend

30 Jan 2024

From 2008 to 2022, private funds enjoyed turbocharged growth when their assets under management (AUM) soared five-fold to reach $13 trillion. The AUM metric came to rival returns as the golden benchmark of success and drove a surge in compensation for general partners and their teams. Money rolled into private markets, and with channels to private...

Capital Markets Technology

Private Equity's New Frontier: Targeting Individual Investors Amidst Rising Challenges

12 Dec 2023

The democratization of private markets has captured the industry’s attention, and it’s easy to understand why. Individual investors own about half of the estimated $275 trillion in global assets under management (AUM), but hold just 16% of alternatives’ market value. High-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) with $1 to $5 million in investable assets re...