As the manager of a small to mid-cap investment fund, you face many challenges day to day. From growing levels of competition in the industry to price squeezes that continue to shrink fees and put a strain on the bottom line to the ever present difficulty of attracting qualified leads and new capital, overcoming obstacles has become a way of life.
In this highly competitive environment, one of the most difficult, and until now most intractable, problems has been that of deal origination. In a world where a 0.5% to 1.0% hit ratio is considered good, finding a sufficient number of potential deals is a problem investment managers face every single day.
Think about it this way – in order to close a single deal for your small to mid-cap investment fund, you may have to vet between 100 and 200 potential ones. Every one of those unsuccessful deals represents a waste – of time, of talent, of resources and most importantly of money. If you want to make the most of your marketing budget and keep the steady flow of deals coming to your fund, you need to employ a more creative solution.
Finding that creative solution is what the AQCON deal sourcing platform is all about. Using a combination of algorithmic intelligence, machine learning and human expertise, our firm is able to solve what had previously felt like an unsolvable problem.
Without our platform and its innovative processes, investment managers had faced some significant problems, starting with things … READ MORE ...