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POLARIS is a European investment advisory boutique with offices in Zurich (Switzerland) and Vaduz (Liechtenstein) specialising in marketing and placement advisory for alternative investments

We support asset managers with their strategic market entry, branding, fundraising, and after-sales activities to institutional and professional investors across Europe

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787

Million raised IN 2023

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LP Interactions in 2023

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funds closed in 2023

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Offices

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Team Members

16

Years covering European LPs

Team

The POLARIS team has multi-decade experience in marketing and fundraising for numerous asset managers from across the globe. The senior-heavy team is well-versed in the intricacies of the European markets and the regulatory requirements needed to successfully raise capital

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Axiom Asia Private Capital

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DBAG

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DBAG
Deerpath Capital Management

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Deerpath Capital Management
Elementum Advisors

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Elementum Advisors
LaSalle Investment Management

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LaSalle Investment Management
Northleaf Capital Partners

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Northleaf Capital Partners
Portfolio Advisors

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📝 𝗣𝗢𝗟𝗔𝗥𝗜𝗦 and Axiom Asia Private Capital are excited to have contributed to the latest Absolut\|private edition by Absolute Research: Our article, "Asiatisches Private Equity im institutionellen Portfolio," delves into the exciting investment opportunities presented by the robust growth of Asian economies.📈

Authored by Alex Sao Wei Lee, Debbi Sutuntivorakoon, and Ernest Ong from Axiom Asia, alongside our very own Rolf Dreiseidler from POLARIS, this paper offers valuable insights into the current geopolitical and macroeconomic landscape of the region. We explore the significance of Asia for institutional investors and present strategies to capitalize on the region's growth potential. 🇩🇪 While the article is in German, we highly recommend downloading the e-paper from the Absolute Research website to access this insightful content:👉 https://lnkd.in/eCN\_MZcN

𝗔 𝗳𝗲𝘄 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗹𝗲:

1️📈 𝗔𝘀𝗶𝗮'𝘀 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘄𝘁𝗵 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁: Asia, home to 60% of the world's population and projected to hold 65% of the global middle class by 2030, is a dynamic growth market with GDP growth forecasts for countries like India, Indonesia, and China significantly higher than those of the Western world.

2️🌏 𝗨𝗦-𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗮 𝗚𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗧𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀: The geopolitical tension between the US and China, especially regarding Taiwan, remains a challenge. However, the strong economic interdependence between China and Taiwan mitigates potential conflicts and supports the current status quo.

3️💼 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗘𝗾𝘂𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝗔𝘀𝗶𝗮: Private equity in Asia offers significant advantages over Western markets due to lower reliance on debt and higher growth rates in sectors such as healthcare and IT. This makes the region an attractive investment option, particularly considering diversification and long-term return benefits.

As Asia continues to be a driving force in the global economy, understanding the nuances of its private equity market is crucial for investors seeking to diversify and optimize their portfolios.

To learn more about Asian private equity, leave us a message below or reach out to us directly. We also have a few hard copies to give away...

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We transitioned from park to terrace this morning to find our zen amidst the hustle and bustle of Berlin during an incredible yoga session, hosted by 𝗣𝗢𝗟𝗔𝗥𝗜𝗦, @[Portfolio Advisors](urn:li:organization:9429580), and @[Axiom Asia Private Capital](urn:li:organization:473149) at @[SuperReturn](urn:li:organization:10285121) International 2024. Breathing in the fresh air, we stretched out as the city awoke around us. Led by an awesome instructor, the session left us feeling centered, energized, and ready to tackle the day ahead. A sincere thank you to everyone who participated and embraced the energy of yoga in our little urban oasis. 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️ From yesterday's high-energy run to the calm of today's yoga, we continue to balance our dynamic SuperReturn experience. Thank you all! 🙌 {hashtag|\#|POLARIS} {hashtag|\#|Berlin} {hashtag|\#|AxiomAsia} {hashtag|\#|SuperReturn} {hashtag|\#|privateequity} {hashtag|\#|Portfolioadvisors}
Are we „runner gatherers“? 🤔  Like every top quartile GP, we double in size every year 😝 Amazing turnout this morning at the 𝗣𝗢𝗟𝗔𝗥𝗜𝗦, @[Portfolio Advisors](urn:li:organization:9429580), and @[Axiom Asia Private Capital](urn:li:organization:473149) sightseeing run at @[SuperReturn](urn:li:organization:10285121) International 2024 in Berlin. 🌞👟🏃‍♂️ Thank you to everyone who joined us for an unforgettable run and made it an incredibly rewarding experience! Whether you were in the leisure, sport, or pro group \(who, by the way, ran at an incredible 4:40/km pace\), we hope you had an amazing time racing through Germany's capital and taking in all the beautiful sights. What a fantastic way to start the day! Also, side note: this year, we had our fastest group yet! 🚀🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ Too bad the best part of SuperReturn is already over! Or is it? Join us for our yoga in the park session tomorrow at 7am. 🧘‍♀️ {hashtag|\#|POLARIS} {hashtag|\#|Berlin} {hashtag|\#|AxiomAsia} {hashtag|\#|SuperReturn} {hashtag|\#|privateequity} {hashtag|\#|Portfolioadvisors}
Our Managing Partner @[Stefan Brägger](urn:li:person:tz4DJW2pSM) will be moderating a hand-picked panel at the 11th edition of the leading Private Equity Conference on June 19 in Zürich ⬇️ @[Private Equity Insights](urn:li:organization:3189332) organizes 12 Private Equity conferences in Europe, Asia and North America. The goal of organizing these private equity events is to help all players solidify their relationships with the most relevant investment professionals – General Partners, Limited Partners, PE/VC Target Companies, and Service Providers. Each conference is designed around networking, making sure you hear from brilliant minds that operate throughout the whole PE lifecycle. Each panel is hand-picked to cover the trending topics in PE, and there are 4+ hours dedicated to networking opportunities. 👉 Stefan will be moderating a panel on the following topic: 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗟𝗣'𝘀 𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝗟𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗜𝗻 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁 🗓️ 𝗪𝗲𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟭𝟵, 𝟭𝟬:𝟰𝟱 𝗔𝗠, 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗼𝘁𝘁 𝗛𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗹, 𝗭𝘂̈𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗵 We can certainly expect an exciting discussion with the following participants: Maddalena Orlandini / Kieger @[Mathias B. Zürcher, CAIA](urn:li:person:YDh5kL5tFN) / Julius Bär @[Thomas Gnaegi](urn:li:person:UBarr1fI8i) / Marcuard Family Office @[Alexander Hesseling](urn:li:person:xpXtWd1C1e) / LFPI {hashtag|\#|POLARIS} {hashtag|\#|investment} {hashtag|\#|PrivateEquity} {hashtag|\#|PEInsights}
𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗴𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗻 𝗲𝗻𝗱. After over a decade with POLARIS, our colleague Hemma Fuchs has decided to embark on a new adventure. 👋 During her time here, Hemma has been absolutely instrumental in managing our accounting, finance and controlling. She joined us in 2012 after sharpening her skills at Ernst & Young and Harcourt Investment Consulting. With razor-sharp intelligence and dedication, Hemma has kept our finances in impeccable order through years of evolution and growth. Her expertise in controlling has provided immense strategic value. Beyond her superb technical abilities, we will miss Hemma's warm spirit and the community she fostered. ❤️ While we're sad to see her go, we know Hemma's talents will continue driving success in her next endeavor. Thank you, Hemma, for everything you've done for POLARIS over the past decade. 𝗪𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀! 🙌 {hashtag|\#|Polaris} {hashtag|\#|investment} {hashtag|\#|zurich} {hashtag|\#|team}
👋 Join us at SuperReturn International 2024 in Berlin and meet members of our team: @[Stefan Brägger](urn:li:person:tz4DJW2pSM), @[Claus Hilpold](urn:li:person:pm_oBLLoNs), @[Rolf Dreiseidler](urn:li:person:eJb5ufBUs0) and @[Marijn Dumoulin](urn:li:person:OT3JXP2B0u). If you are an asset manager looking to expand your investor base in Europe, we would be thrilled to share our insights on the current fundraising market with you. For LPs interested in exploring which managers \(GPs\) we represent and the rationale behind our partnerships, please feel free to reach out to us. To schedule a one-on-one meeting with our team, please contact us at 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀\@𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘀-𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀.𝗰𝗼𝗺 📩 ℹ️ POLARIS is also hosting a sightseeing run and yoga in the park session on June 5 & 6. If you want to participate leave us a comment below and we will contact you with the details. {hashtag|\#|POLARIS} {hashtag|\#|assetmanagement} {hashtag|\#|Berlin} {hashtag|\#|SuperReturn} {hashtag|\#|PrivateEquity}
We invite you to join the Sightseeing Run and/or Yoga in the Park session hosted by 𝗣𝗢𝗟𝗔𝗥𝗜𝗦, @[Portfolio Advisors](urn:li:organization:9429580), and @[Axiom Asia Private Capital](urn:li:organization:473149) at the SuperReturn International 2024 in Berlin!👇 🏃‍♂️ 𝗦𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀𝗲𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗥𝘂𝗻: Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 7:00 AM ➡️ Join our team on a route that will take us through Berlin to see the city’s most iconic sites, including the Victory Column, the Reichstag Building and past the Brandenburg gate. 𝗥𝘂𝗻 𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗵: Approximately 1 hour 𝗖𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗴𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀: Leisure 6 km / Sport 8 km / Pro Athlete 10 km \(Participants in the Pro Athlete category need to qualify\) 🧘‍♂️𝗬𝗼𝗴𝗮: Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 7:00 AM ➡️ Start your day with a morning yoga session in Berlin's beautiful Tiergarten led by a certified yoga instructor. This class is designed for yogis of all abilities, come join us as we flow together in one of Berlin's most iconic outdoor spaces! 𝗬𝗼𝗴𝗮 𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗵: Approximately 1 hour 𝗔𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀: All levels 𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗲, 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘂𝘀 𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘀. 💬 Feel free to share this information with fellow runners and yoga enthusiasts or directly tag them in the comments! We look forward to seeing you in Berlin! 🙌 {hashtag|\#|POLARIS} {hashtag|\#|Berlin} {hashtag|\#|AxiomAsia} {hashtag|\#|SuperReturn} {hashtag|\#|privateequity} {hashtag|\#|Portfolioadvisors}
"𝗢𝗼𝗽𝘀, 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝗮𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻!" 👏 Big shout-out to our friends at @[Portfolio Advisors](urn:li:organization:9429580) for hosting another fantastic workshop on private equity secondaries—this time in a stunning location in the city of Düsseldorf. ➡️ At POLARIS, we have always been strong believers in the middle market, and we were particularly intrigued by related insights in the context of GP-led deal flow & opportunities: 🌐 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗢𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀: The U.S. middle market boasts an estimated 140,000+ companies, compared to just over 3,000 in the large cap space. This presents a vast landscape for investment. 💸 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗔𝘁𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗩𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀: On average, mid-market purchase multiples are about 40% lower than those seen in large cap transactions. ⚖️ 𝗥𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝗟𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗗𝗲𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲: Mid-market investments typically involve around 37% less leverage, suggesting a more sustainable financial structure. 🚀 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹: The upper quartile of mid-market funds outperforms large/mega cap funds by 12.3%, indicating significant alpha-generating capability. 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗲𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗻𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗳𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗹𝗲𝗱𝗴𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴: 👉 This June, Portfolio Advisors will be rolling out this exclusive workshop series on Private Equity Co-Investments to Zurich, Geneva, Munich, and Vienna. 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱? 📩 Get in touch with us to learn more! {hashtag|\#|PrivateEquity} {hashtag|\#|InvestmentOpportunities} {hashtag|\#|FinanceWorkshop} {hashtag|\#|POLARIS} {hashtag|\#|PortfolioAdvisors} {hashtag|\#|MiddleMarket}
𝗘𝘅𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗜𝗖 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰! 💡👇 After nearly a decade of spearheading the Alternative Investor Conference as Deputy Chairman of the BAI, our Managing Partner, @[Rolf Dreiseidler](urn:li:person:eJb5ufBUs0), joined this year's event alongside our esteemed colleagues from @[Portfolio Advisors](urn:li:organization:9429580). 🔑 𝗞𝗲𝘆 𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗥𝗼𝗹𝗳: 1️⃣ 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: The conference saw an unprecedented turnout with around 1,300 registrations. There was a cautiously optimistic atmosphere, a refreshing change from last year’s more subdued mood. 2️⃣ 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗗𝗲𝗯𝘁: Over the next 12 months, investors are particularly bullish on private debt. A critical piece of advice is to carefully evaluate managers for their work-out capabilities. 3️⃣ 𝗘𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗢𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗘𝗾𝘂𝗶𝘁𝘆: LPs are expecting a widening gap in performance across the sector, with small to mid-cap managers poised for superior results. These firms, focusing on hands-on operational improvements, are especially well-equipped to navigate the current market dynamics. 👏 Kudos to the @[Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. \(BAI\)](urn:li:organization:18559162) for a tremendously successful AIC 2024! We are eagerly anticipating what next year will bring. {hashtag|\#|AIC2024} {hashtag|\#|InvestmentTrends} {hashtag|\#|PrivateEquity} {hashtag|\#|PrivateDebt} {hashtag|\#|Networking}