EMAlternatives Selects Vantage Deal Manager™ to Help Manage and Grow Its Emerging Markets Business

8 December 2008

Vantage Software, the only vendor that provides private investment firms with modular software designed to easily enhance their existing systems, today announced that private equity fund investor EMAlternatives has implemented Vantage Deal Managerâ„¢ to process investments for its emerging markets fund of funds business.

Through its single-account approach, EMAlternatives customizes its investment services to address the unique needs and objectives of clients such as the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). EMAlternatives formulates and builds unique portfolios that reflect each client’s existing portfolio and preferences for geographies, sectors, strategies and market segments.

“We work in multiple offices and target numerous geographies to identify our investments, and we are constantly on the road,” said Managing Partner John Stephens. “We needed an IT platform that would allow us to process deal flow efficiently regardless of where our team is in the world. We also sought a system that was adaptable to our specific needs, and that was robust enough to be deployed in larger institutions. Vantage Deal Manager delivers just what we need.”

Vantage Deal Managerâ„¢ supports the investment decision-making process by enabling deal teams to more effectively manage contacts, communications, meetings, tasks and deal documents. It can be integrated with existing applications, such as Microsoft Outlook, providing each investment professional with personalized views of pipeline deal information and support.

“Our uniquely modular software gives EMAlternatives the competitive advantage of being able to identify global emerging market opportunities as quickly as possible,” said Vantage CEO Greg Woolf. “Their decision to choose Vantage Deal Manager™ validates our leadership in technology for private investment firms and shows great confidence in our ability to support global markets.”

Leveraging a fully searchable deal database, Vantage Deal Manager captures the historical performance of fund managers, and enables users to drill down to portfolio companies to evaluate their values and performance. “The moment we identify an opportunity, it’s loaded into the Vantage database and our global deal team has access to review the data and documents at any time of day,” Stephens added. “Vantage is the only provider we found to have the deep industry knowledge and flexible software to deliver the specialized platform we need to meet our goal of becoming the preeminent player in the single account emerging markets private equity funds-of-funds business.”

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