Better data. Better decisions. Better results.
iLEVEL automates the collection and storage of private capital data to drive transparency and visibility among market participants. Whether it is for portfolio assessment, valuations, investor reporting, on-demand insight into the operating metrics of a specific asset, or cash transaction monitoring, iLEVEL is the platform of choice for the private capital industry.
Our Evolution: From The Blackstone Group to iLEVEL
iLEVEL originated from within The Blackstone Group, which experienced firsthand the accuracy, timeliness and transparency challenges created by manual collection of portfolio company data.
iLEVEL exists today because Blackstone saw the need to address the challenges of manual data collection and reporting based on various emails and spreadsheets.
Blackstone internally launches a portfolio management platform.
In 2006, Blackstone’s management and information technology team developed and successfully launched a Portfolio Management Platform for internal use to eliminate many of the manual processes in data collection and storage.
In 2008, regulatory changes cemented the need for a solution that could automate the industry’s still-manual processes and produce clear, consistent and timely reporting of company-level data. At the same time, market forces led to increased demand for transparent reporting to a variety of stakeholders including regulatory bodies and institutional investors.
Spinning off from Blackstone, iLEVEL launches.
In 2010, Blackstone spun out iLEVEL as an independent entity to forever change the way the industry controls and communicates private capital data. iLEVEL, the newly created software company, signed early adopter firms to use Blackstone’s system and added additional investors to fund its early growth.
In 2011, iLEVEL added The Carlyle Group and Duff & Phelps as clients and investors. Using the intellectual property and ideas from early clients and investors, the rebuilt iLEVEL platform was released. In 2012, iLEVEL added Hamilton Lane as an investor and expanded its mission and vision to include all constituents of the private capital industry.
Today, taking Private Capital leaders to higher levels of success.
Today, the iLEVEL Private Capital Data Platform counts some of the world’s leading fund managers among its customers, ranging from firms with a handful of portfolio companies to hundreds of investments.
*Source: The 2013 PEI 300
8 of the top 15 largest private equity firms are on iLEVEL*
Leading middle market fund managers are on iLEVEL
Buyout, energy, infrastructure, distressed, mezzanine, venture, growth equity, real estate and credit funds are on iLEVEL
Co-investors, funds of funds, fund administrators, valuation service providers, banks and institutional investors are on iLEVEL