RCP Advisors Acquires Research Firm

Feb 3 2015 | 1:41pm ET

RCP Advisors, an independent sponsor of private equity funds-of-funds, secondary funds, and co-investment vehicles, has recently acquired Atlas Diligence and its proprietary private equity manager research platform - GPScout.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based Atlas Diligence provides investors with independent research and unique due diligence tools to assist in the identification and evaluation of private capital fund opportunities. GPScout, a unique subscription based platform, allows limited partners to access Atlas’s library of research and analysis. As a part of the transaction, Atlas Diligence investment professionals have joined RCP Advisors’ investment and research team.

“In Atlas, RCP has chosen a like-minded partner to help expand our team, enhance our investment process and analysis tools, and broaden our database of market intelligence that is unparalleled in the middle market. This is a great fit for RCP,” says Fritz Souder, managing principal.

“We are very excited to join the RCP team, and continue providing research solutions with GPScout. As an independent team, we were able to proactively cover the middle market better than most investors. Now that we have a team of 37, the possibilities are endless,” says Alex Abell, principal and former CEO of Atlas.

As of Dec. 31, RCP Advisors managed approximately $4.3 billion in committed capital across the firm’s funds-of-funds, secondary funds and co-investment funds as well as separate accounts. The firm focuses exclusively on the lower middle market buyout segment of the private equity market. RCP Advisors was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Chicago. 

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