About Us

eFront is a leading technology solution for alternative investment management, covering the needs of alternative investment professionals end-to-end, and used by over 850 clients worldwide across all major alternative asset classes. From fundraising, fund administration and reporting to data services and analytics, the platform provides capabilities to support decision making and investment oversight.

As a part of BlackRock, eFront and BlackRock’s Aladdin® investment technology platform bring together public and private asset classes to create an industry-leading multi-asset investment technology solution for investment professionals globally.


Founding year


eFront was founded in 1999 as a technology platform aiming to quickly and efficiently develop vertical enterprise software applications.



From 1999 through 2002, eFront continued to expand its focus, creating multiple vertical enterprise software applications in various areas including expense management, timesheets, and CRM.

Product launch


Guided by CDC Innovation (eFront’s investor at the time), eFront created and launched Front Venture, its first software solution dedicated to venture capital investors. Through FrontVenture, eFront brought efficiency to fund and operations management and reporting activities. Over time, FrontVenture expanded beyond venture capital, fully encompassing private equity and evolving into eFront’s current flagship product, eFront Invest.

Alternative investment specialization


From 2003 through 2008, eFront continued to refine its focus, evolving towards a specialization in alternative investment software solutions focusing on fund administration, operations and reporting through its flagship solution, eFront Invest (previously named FrontInvest). eFront also continued to expand internationally throughout Europe and the Middle East.



eFront’s client base continued to grow internationally, expanding to more than 100 clients.



eFront went public with an IPO on Alternext, signaling the next phase in its development and empowering eFront to begin building an international presence through global offices.

International expansion


From 2006 through 2015, eFront solidified its presence in and strategical focus on alternative investment needs through product development and organic scope extensions while continuing to expand internationally throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.



eFront’s client base continued to grow globally, expanding to more than 200 clients across 28 countries.

Going private


eFront was acquired by Francisco Partners, marking a new phase in eFront’s strategic development, characterized by acquisitions with a focus on North America.

DMLT acquisition


eFront acquired DMLT, the developer of the Investment Café investor portal (now called eFront Investment Café) allowing eFront to expand its features and capabilities throughout the investment life cycle.

AnalytX acquisition


eFront acquired AnalytX, the developer of the Private Equity Office solution now known as eFront PEO/VC, solidifying its solution offerings for private equity investors. Through this acquisition, eFront went on to establish an office in Belgrade, which now employs over 400 people.



eFront’s client base expanded to 300 clients across 39 countries serviced by 17 offices around the world.

Product launch


eFront Portfolio Monitoring was officially launched, offering an innovative approach to portfolio company data collection and direct investment monitoring.

Acquisition by Bridgepoint


eFront was acquired by Bridgepoint, marking a new phase in eFront’s strategic development characterized by product development and the integration and optimization of previous acquisitions.

Product launches


eFront Data Intelligence (previously named eFront Investor Cloud) and eFront ESG were both launched, reinforcing eFront’s position as a pioneering leader in alternative investment data collection.

Product suite launch and internal growth


eFront reorganized its product offerings with a streamlined solution suite. In order to support its growing product suite and client base, eFront expanded to more than 600 employees.

Product launch


eFront VaR was officially launched, offering a powerful approach to value-at-risk measurement.

Product launch


eFront Insight was officially launched, with the mission of streamlining exchanges between general and limited partners.



eFront refreshed its corporate image with completely new branding, supporting eFront’s message as it continued to grow over 2018. eFront’s client base expanded to 850 clients across 48 countries, supported by over 800 employees in 21 offices around the world.

Acquisition by BlackRock


In 2019, eFront was acquired by BlackRock and began operating as a specialized business unit within BlackRock Solutions, alongside Aladdin Institutional and Aladdin Wealth.

20 years of eFront

Over 20 years, eFront has grown from an entrepreneur’s dream to become the leading software provider of solutions dedicated to alternative investments. From humble beginnings in Paris to eventual expansion across the globe, eFront has gone on to influence alternative investing in a big way. Our journey has been both exhilarating and challenging, and a lot of fun. In 2019, we proudly celebrated 20 years of innovation and growth, which would not have been possible without our dedicated employees and valued clients.

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