CEPRES is the leading provider of investment analytics & data solutions for private capital markets. CEPRES began in 2001 as the Center of Private Equity Research and was the first to ‘look-through’ private market funds to underlying deal and asset performance.

Through CEPRES, decision makers can secure their investment data to gain true insights on their portfolio of funds down to single operating assets within a confidential yet fully flexible framework.

To date over 2,750 GPs & LPs have securely exchanged and modeled investment data of over 7,800 funds and 80,700 deals worth over $28,4 Tr. in Enterprise Value.


Daniel Schmidt

Employee title
CEO, Managing Partner, CEPRES GmbH

Daniel is the CEO and Founder of CEPRES. He has more than 20 years’ experience in private equity investing and corporate business development.

Before founding CEPRES, Daniel served as Managing Director at Deutsche Bank Private Equity Partners and led the buyout of CEPRES from Deutsche Bank in 2010. He studied Business Administration at the University of Mannheim in Germany and at Trinity College, Dublin. He earned his PhD with honors from Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and was the recipient of an EU-funded research project for the advancement of private equity. Daniel has prior working experience with Daimler, Merryll Lynch and VCM Capital Management as an Investment Principal.

Christopher Godfrey

Employee title
President, Senior Partner, CEPRES Corp

Chris is one of the Senior Partners at CEPRES, heads the New York office and is responsible for North American clients.

Prior to CEPRES, Chris worked with Secondcap, Burgiss and Investran and had a long career driving transformational technology in finance, working with JPMorgan Chase, Hewlett Packard, American Honda Finance and The Wellcome Trust. Chris graduated from the Russell Group, University of Leeds with a BSc honors degree in Physics & Astrophysics.

Chris is an active speaker on the PE conference circuit, being invited as guest speaker for PEI, SuperReturn, IIR and others at all major conferences in London, Paris, Berlin, New York, San Francisco and Chicago. 

Benedikt Hoefelmayr

Employee title
COO, Senior Partner, CEPRES GmbH

Benedikt has over 6 years of using modern technology based products for quantitative analytics for the private equity industry. He mainly specialized in consulting services to institutional investors by providing detailed insights into the key aspects of private equity investment performance and risk.