Company History

4vco traces its roots back to 2001 when its founder, Tony Piper was engaged by a large London private equity firm to assist with software selection and implementation.

At that time, private equity software was just establishing a presence in Europe. There was certainly no independent advice for private equity houses to turn to and 4vco was established to develop buy-side expertise, delivered through consultancy services.

Over the next few years, the 4vco team built its portfolio of private equity clients and developed its intellectual property through research, vendor profiles and a Private Equity Technology Survey, conducted in 2004 covering the experience of 45 private equity companies.

Much of this information was delivered through 4vco’s website and regular newsletters that are now distributed to over 6,500 private equity professionals across the globe.

In 2008 the PESS brand was launched, and in 2011 the PESS portal was moved to its own website

For over 10 years, 4vco has played an integral role in promoting the benefits of private equity systems and services and has helped many private equity organizations to deliver those benefits.

We have built our reputation through being:

Independent : Experienced : Trusted