As direct and co-investments have gained in popularity among family office and institutional investors, investment firms have responded by offering a variety of options to meet this demand. But not all direct or co-investment opportunities are the same, and the challenges and pitfalls they present to an investor vary depending on the different pipes that source the deal. This piece considers the various sources for direct and co-investments to better understand the pros and cons of each so that investors – particularly family offices and small to mid-size institutional investors who often lack access to the best deals or sufficient resources to evaluate them – can better navigate this increasing complex and crowded landscape.
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