We provide equity and structured capital solutions to leading private equity firms in North America and Europe in seasoned, performing assets. Our typical investments include follow-on equity capital to fund M&A for an existing portfolio company, taking a minority interest in a portfolio company to allow for partial liquidity or providing flexible capital for continuation situations around a single asset.
We see our global, institutional investor base as true partners in our business. We offer them co-blended funds, co-investment opportunities and bespoke account solutions combined with global access to differentiated and often unique private equity situations; supported by rigorous due diligence, governance and risk analysis processes, combined with high quality fund administration and reporting.
Our team operates at the intersection of the direct buyout, co-investment and secondaries markets. This hybrid approach and solutions driven attitude allow us to structure bespoke transactions to suit the specifics of a transaction opportunity.
DWS’s private equity business was established with a highly experienced, globally networked team with over 130 years of combined experience across direct buyouts and co-investments, complex secondaries, strategic advisory and M&A. This holistic skill set allows us to be innovative, flexible and offer holistic solutions for all stakeholders.