How Do Private Equity Firms Use Beauhurst?

How Do Private Equity Firms Use Beauhurst?

Sarah Cheeseman, 11 MAy 2023

Private equity firms (PE) firms are only as good as the decisions they make—and decisions have to happen fast. Whether it’s assessing financials, weighing up risks or making a call on a management team, reliable data is non-negotiable.

Historically, there’s been no central, searchable source of information to enable efficient research and quick decision making. Standard research procedures are often slow, manual and inefficient. That’s where BeauhurstInvest comes in. 


So, what is BeauhurstInvest? 

BeauhurstInvest is the data platform for investors and accelerators by Beauhurst, the ultimate private company data source. BeauhurstInvest is a searchable platform housing data on every registered company in the UK. It’s a centralised location for all the data and insights you need to make fast, informed decisions. 

Why do private equity firms use BeauhurstInvest?

To get ahead of the competition, and stay there, firms need to find solutions to common challenges in the market—whether that’s increased competition, deal volume or diversification strategies. Our platform, BeauhurstInvest, arms firms with the data they need to outmanoeuvre the competition, increase efficiencies, and transform portfolio tracking. Read on to find out how we can help you get ahead. 

Find appropriate companies to invest in

With BeauhurstInvest, you can scan over the whole UK private market using specific search criteria. Our intuitive search function means you can filter the results with incredible specificity. Whether you’re looking for businesses that have fallen on hard times or are showing subtle signs of growth potential, they can be uncovered on our platform. And thanks to our 60+ in-house data experts, you can be confident that you’re working with up-to-date, reliable data.

Get greater visibility 

The more data you have, the better insights you gain into businesses to learn which ones are likely to fall into your typical deal portfolio. BeauhurstInvest collates and categories over 5m+ profiles on active UK companies and allows you to search and receive email alerts for businesses that fall into whichever search categories you’d like.

Screen inbound leads 

With many PEs checking over 1k deals each year, speed and accuracy are crucial to success. While this traditionally would have taken huge amounts of man power to achieve, our platform gives you the tools to complete high-level screening quickly, weeding out any which aren’t worth your consideration.

Review company earnings

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortisation (EBITDA) is a huge deciding factor in the world of PEs, giving vital indications of a private company’s debt load and indicating whether they could offer the right profit margins. Our platform provides central EBITDA turnover multiples alongside sector specifics, giving you everything you need to get started on your decision making processes.

What can I use BeauhurstInvest data for?

Our platform hosts data from hundreds of different sources—from Companies’ House to private, curator-derived data. Our unique approach harnesses the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning, and combines it with the power of people to build an in-depth and comprehensive view of active private companies within the UK. For PEs in particular, a number of our data sets can make a huge difference to your existing portfolio, and future propositions.

Review relevant statistics

Our overview function gives you immediate access to accurate data analysis, allowing you to see trends and discover new insights, with headline summaries across different portfolios. For example, you can see a succinct view of financials, sectors or stage evolution ranking. You can review these for your own portfolio, or to keep an eye on sectors that you’re not currently working with so you get notified of interesting opportunities that you would otherwise may have missed.

Granular-level searches

Our advanced search tools mean that you can dig down into the details of the data, creating personalised lists of anything that you need. 

Our PE clients are usually interested in finding companies that are at specific funding stages. Our platform searches can be incredibly specific, so alongside typical criteria such as sector, company stage of evolution and target market, you can also filter companies that fit into exact categories such as:

Keep an eye on the competition

As part of competitor analysis and market understanding, many VCs are also interested in finding a list of other funders based on their specific portfolio or investment history. Our searches allow you to pull out this information quickly and easily—for example, a typical search might be ‘find all family office funds who have made at least one Series B investments into cleantech companies.’ In fact, we can delve even deeper into a company’s stage of evolution with our own classification process.

Find all family office funds who have made at least one Series B investments into cleantech companies.

Monitor activity in your portfolio

Within the platform, you can set up automated email alerts for your portfolio. This means you’ll be notified of new activity that may be of interest, such as:

Working with Beauhurst

Access to BeauhurstInvest gives you unrivalled access to a centralised source of company data—but that’s not all. The level of customer support that we offer enables our customers to get the most from our data to reach new goals. Our team is always on hand to give you personalised support, from setting up portfolio alerts to providing market insights and intelligence, and offering in-depth knowledge on how to get the best out of the platform. 

To find out more, book a demo or speak to a member of our team today.

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