IHS Markit signs Aster to private markets platform


Aster, an independent venture capital firm with EUR520 million raised, has selected IHS Markit’s iLEVEL platform to collect, monitor, and report on portfolio data.

A specialist in digital transformation and new industrial models, Aster has funded 60 companies since 2000. In its search for a portfolio platform, the firm wanted a best-in-class solution and chose iLEVEL for its ability to provide new operational efficiencies that would scale with rapid growth at Aster. 

"With our latest fund raised, Aster is now the leading venture capital fund dedicated to mobilities of the future and energy transition,” says Jean-Marc Bally, managing partner at Aster. "iLEVEL will help us continue to scale by enabling us to automate our processes and reporting. By gaining operational efficiencies, we can continue to deliver quality information to our sponsors and portfolio companies while concentrating on value adding analysis."

"We are proud to welcome Aster to iLEVEL’s growing European client base," says Melissa Ferraz, managing director and head of client development for Private Capital Markets at IHS Markit. "For firms like Aster that specialise in high-growth markets such as energy and mobility, the ability to streamline operations while meeting the demand for flexible and transparent reporting is critical, and we look forward to supporting the firm's continued growth and success."

Nearly 60 private equity and venture capital firms in 11 European countries now use iLEVEL, Qval or other services from IHS Markit tailored to improve portfolio monitoring, reporting and valuations in private markets.

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