Scala Fund Advisory is a specialised advisory and fundraising boutique dedicated to alternative investments. We help best in class private equity managers to expand their LP base and we create tailor-made mandate solutions for professional investors globally. We have offices in London, Stockholm and Helsinki.
Our team has over 60 years of combined private equity fundraising, investor relations and business development experience. Our home market is Europe and parts of Asia. In total our network of relationships covers more than 600 top-tier institutional investors.
The Scala Fund Advisory team was responsible for fundraising and investor relations at a leading Nordic multi-strategy private equity firm for 15 years. Our General Partner “DNA” means that we are not only a distribution network. We have a deep understanding of the private equity business as a whole, enabling us to assist General Partners facing different challenges like succession, governance, conflicts of interest, incentives, reporting and valuations.
As a specialised private equity advisor, we aim to build long term partnerships with our clients. For the professional investors in our global network, our objective is to present high quality and best suited investment opportunities.
Currently we are fundraising for:
– Evolver (Finnish and Swedish small-cap buyout fund)
– Hamilton Lane (separate mandate vehicles to access the most sought-after US and European buyout funds)
– CapMan Infra (Nordic infrastructure)
– Several direct infrastructure deals in Europe
– Direct lending mandates in Europe
Services for fund managers
At Scala, we only work with a handful of best-in-class fund managers from around the world at any given time. This makes us highly selective and ensures that we give 100% to each fundraising mandate that we take on. Scala offers tailor-made services to suit the needs of both established and emerging managers, from full-scale global fundraisings to regional and top up mandates.
Services for investors
The secondaries market is now ever more liquid that it has become an essential tool in managing institutional private equity portfolios. The aim may be to adjust vintage, geography or strategy exposures, to reduce over-diversification or to free up capital for new opportunities. At Scala, we have a wide network of international secondaries buyers and provide institutional investors with independent advice and fully managed auction services.
Services for investors
Building a consistently high performing private equity portfolio requires long-term commitment and a solid but dynamic investment strategy. Our services include creation and implementation of private equity strategy, fund monitoring, bespoke fund search and due diligence services.
Finnish investors have been the early adopters of the alternative asset class. Many institutions have started their global private equity programs in the 1990s and have been able to see the long-term benefits of the unlisted market. We wanted to create a new LP-only forum …
Scala has completed seven closings in buyout, infrastructure, credit and secondary strategies during the last 12 months. Yesterday we hosted the largest ever LP-only seminar within the alternative asset class in Finland, with approximately 100 participants. The program consisted of a market presentation by our …
Scala advised CapMan Infra in raising of a managed account for Korean investors looking for Nordic infrastructure exposure. Scala has experience from various alternative strategies and plans to advise similar high-quality infrastructure managers also in the future. Under the managed account, CapMan Infra will manage …
Scala Alternatives Afternoon event will be organised for the first time in February 2019. Our purpose is to gather the local private capital investor community together to hear and discuss on the latest industry trends. The panellists consist of the most experienced and the most …
Scala advised Northleaf Capital Partners (Northleaf) with respect to the European fundraising of its second specialist secondaries fund, Northleaf Secondaries Partners II (NSP II). NSP II closed above its target at $800 million, including commitments from Northleaf’s first European investors.