Our Mission Statement

Helping the private equity industry bridge the gap between LPs and GPs by inspiring trust and efficiently communicating through learning, transparency, and meaningful investor reporting.

Founding Partner, PEAI
Mariya Stefanova

Who we are

PEAI is a specialist private equity consultancy, training, and publishing group founded in the UK in 2010 by our Founding Partner Mariya Stefanova, a best-selling author of the only textbooks on private equity accounting, investor reporting, and carried interest.

PEAI Group has a global reach and specialises in private equity accounting, investor reporting, carried interest/waterfalls and LP carried interest/fee validation and have consulted and trained some of the largest Limited Partners (LPs), General Partners (GPs) and service providers (fund administrators, software providers, and other specialist PE service providers) in the US, Canada, Europe and the UK, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and the Caribbean & South America.

What we do

GP Products & Services

Carried Interest/Waterfall Modelling
Waterfall Model Certification
Carried Interest/Waterfall Structuring and Design
Carry Allocation & Carry Plans Structuring and Design
GP Reporting and Calculation Templates (e.g. Carry/Waterfall, Equalisation, Rebalancing, Fund Accounting, Investor Reporting and Other Templates)
Technical Training (In-house, Online, and Open-enrollment)
GP Advisory Services

LP Products & Services

LP Carried Interest/Fee Validation Services - Processes & Methodologies to bringing it In-house, Technical Training, Complete Outsourcing
LPA Reviews and Advice (on the fund economic terms and mechanics to avoid tricky/disadvantageous provisions, as part of the PE fund Due Diligence process)
LP Reporting and Calculation Templates (e.g. Carry/Fee Validation Template)
LP Technical Training (In-house, Online, and Open-enrollment)
LP Advisory Services

Our founder partner Mariya Stefanova is the author of the only textbooks on private equity accounting, investor reporting, and carried interest. Some of the books she authored are:

Private Equity Accounting

Private-Equity-Accounting Book

The Definitive Guide to Carried Interest

The-Definitive-Guide-to-Carried-Interest Book

Private Equity Accounting, Investor Reporting, and Beyond

Private Equity Accounting, Investor Reporting and Beyond Book

PEAI Global Directory of Carried Interest Products and Services

PE Accounting carrydirectory Book

Who we work with

We have a global client base across the US, Canada, Europe, the UK, Asia Pacific, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East & Africa, that includes:

  • Many of the largest institutional investors/LPs (pension plans, university endowments, family offices, fund of funds, charitable foundations, insurance companies, etc.)
  • A long list of large and mid‐size PE firms/GPs
  • Many large and middle‐size fund administrators
  • A number of other PE service providers (e.g. placement agents, legal firms, specialist PE
    software companies, etc.)
LPs
LPs
  • Pension Plans – State & Corporate
  • University Endowments
  • Family Offices
  • Fund of Funds
  • Charitable Foundations
  • Insurance Companies
LPs
GPs
GPs
  • Back Office
  • Front Office
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal & Compliance
GPs
Service Providers
Service Providers
  • Fund Administrators
  • Placement Agents
  • Software Providers
  • Data Providers
  • Legal Firms
  • Other Service Providers
Service Providers

Why choose us?

Because of our:

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