Holistic cloud-based platform empowers private companies to more efficiently raise capital and manage shareholder demands
NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As the best-in-class provider of market intelligence and workflow solutions to thousands of the world's leading companies – from public issuers to Sell-side firms to Buy-side investors – Ipreo delivers mission-critical products to every participant in the global capital markets. The Private Company Solutions ("PCS") offering, which will be called Prism, extends Ipreo's expertise in capital raising and shareholder management to private companies, which face unprecedented challenges amidst the ever-increasing complexity of today's capital markets.
The Prism value proposition is squarely aligned to the pain points felt by thousands of private companies. Prism is a holistic, cloud-based, CFO-desktop that equips private companies to manage regulatory requirements, securely communicate with shareholders, execute liquidity events, and make better business decisions. The Prism platform overlays seamless workflow functionality on top of an information layer, or "Single Source of Truth;" that combination – tailored private company workflow plus easily accessible, flexible data – streamlines time-consuming, costly processes and enables private companies to focus on growth, scale, and outperformance.
Prism saves private companies time and money through a multi-dimensional value proposition:
- Stay Compliant: As SEC focus on private companies intensifies, Prism makes compliance seamless via auto-generated regulatory disclosures and corporate governance workflow.
- Meet Shareholder Demands: Prism enables the automated, secure communication of documents and data on a permissioned, one-to-many basis, which eases the burden of reporting and ensures that sensitive information remains confidential.
- Execute Capital Raising & Employee Liquidity Events: Prism takes a shareholder-first approach that empowers a private company to quickly access capital, as well as, maintain a repeatable employee liquidity program without sacrificing control of its capital structure.
- Optimize Performance & Manage Cap Tables: Prism combines proprietary benchmarks with cap table and valuation analytics to form a holistic solution that equips companies with competitive insights and decision-making tools unavailable anywhere else on the market.
"As private companies remain private longer and the line between private and public markets continues to blur, there is an intense need for an integrated solution that makes it easy for private companies to act public, but stay private," said Charlie Young, EVP of Private Company Solutions at Ipreo. "Prism is the answer, and its launch represents a natural evolution of Ipreo's offering. Public, Private, Primary, Secondary: Ipreo supports a private company from the moment of its first institutional round, through every phase of its capital-raising lifecycle, and into the aftermarket. And from Buy Side to Sell Side, Ipreo serves every constituent that touches that company along the way."
Ipreo is a leading global provider of financial services technology, data and analytics. We support all participants in the capital-raising process including banks, public and private companies, institutional and individual investors, as well as research, asset management and wealth management firms. Our unique, cross-asset class solutions equip our clients with the information and tools they need for more effective decision-making and a more efficient workflow. Ipreo is private-equity held by Blackstone and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, and has more than 1000 employees serving clients in every major financial hub around the world. Visit www.ipreo.com for more info.