Bridgepoint has internal guidelines and policies to manage conflicts of interest (including a Conflicts of Interest Policy), taking into account our fund management obligations and fiduciary duties.
Bridgepoint's senior management is involved in identifying all potential conflicts of interest between Bridgepoint, its Funds, its investors and portfolio companies and ensuring that appropriate processes are in place to mitigate, manage and review any potential conflicts should they arise.
On each transaction the relevant Investment Team has to complete a Deal Signing Form prior to making a binding commitment to acquire the asset. This form includes confirmation that potential conflicts of interest have been considered and, if appropriate, mitigated/managed.
Wherever we need to address conflicts, we do it with integrity and professionalism. Each Bridgepoint fund also has an Investors' Committee that discusses the fund's investment strategy or performance and any potential or actual conflicts of interest.