Recent Transactions  

March 2015
€15m co-investment syndicate as part of a €39m transaction that was completed by a European consumer-focused GP in the luxury retail space.


December 2014
41m asset deal, in the form of a carve-out of 3 neglected French consumer brands from a multi-national consumer goods company.





Special Situations in the Private Equity Asset Class

RainMakers Private Equity (“RainMakers”) is an independent boutique investment bank providing a unique expertise in special situations within the PE/VC asset class.

Our value proposition is to advise General Partners and Limited Partners in structuring specific transactions, which address the new challenges in the PE/VC landscape.

Advisory Services to General Partners:

Through a problem solving approach, each transaction we undertake is tailored to the specific situation faced by our client. Our methodology is to bring solutions to a problem.

  • Some LPs' reluctance to invest in a blind pool, and their preference for co-investments and direct investments; Read more
  • A fund reaching its term, but still holding considerable amounts of illiquid assets, Read more
  • Misalignment of interests between LPs and GPs when a fund is out of carried, Read more
  • Need for follow-on investments for portfolio companies Read more
  • Need for liquidity, to support portfolio companies,or for partial distribution to LPs Read more
  • Sell-Side advisory on secondary sale of direct investments Read more
  • Significant cost of traditional hedging strategies to cover PE firms' exposure to a publicly traded stock, after an IPO Read more

Advisory Services to Limited Partners:

We bring added value solutions to limited partners in PE/VC funds:

  • Sell-Side advisory on secondary sale of LP positions Read more
  • Buyl-Side advisory on secondary purchase of LP positions Read more
  • LP Activism Read more
  • Fairness opinions on secondary transactions Read more
  • Market intelligence on specific segments of the asset class or market dynamics Read more

Since 2004, RainMakers has distinguished itself by its innovation and creativity. We have successfully completed plain vanilla as well as complex synthetic and structured secondary transactions, and have built a reputation for timeliness, discretion, creativity and integrity.

RainMakers has set a new standard in creating value for our clients. We have a tailor-made approach for each transaction, instead of applying the same methods to all transactions.