Private Equity

Private equity firms are operating in an uncertain environment. After the global financial crisis, the most important lesson learned was: expect the unexpected.

Against this backdrop, companies need to ask themselves some important strategic questions:

  • How do you expand into new markets with a continued focus on value creation in existing portfolios?
  • What is the best strategy for exploiting opportunities in an environment of expanding regulations and risks?
  • Do you need to specialize and what are the boundaries?

Are you strategically positioned? Discover how we can help you gain perspective on issues and trends affecting the private equity industry today.


  • Creating value in private equity investments

    Those able to demonstrate a consistent track record in creating value in their portfolio should be well positioned to attract fresh capital.

    Private equity (PE), similar to other industries, is not immune to continued macro-economic uncertainties, including the impacts of the US and European sovereign debt issues that cloud the horizon. However, PE is resilient, nimble and has demonstrated an ability to withstand shocks. It’s no wonder private equity investors have found a renewed focus on organic revenue growth, applying a more entrepreneurial mindset to working with their portfolio companies.

    In the current environment, PE will once again have an opportunity to prove that its active ownership enables it to create stronger and more profitable businesses.

    In fact, institutional investors are seeking exposure to Latin America’s attractive growth story  — Brazil in particular — like never before to initiate or expand their private equity investment programs in the region.

    This begs the question: Is the rest of the world evolving to replicate the PE model in the emerging markets? Find out why we say yes.

  • PE-backed IPO activity

    An IPO can be one of the best routes to funding growth for fast-growing companies.

    But it's not a decision that can be taken lightly, and the most successful companies approach an IPO as a transformational process rather than a pure financing event.

    Our professional teams offer valuable insights and advice around:

    • Trends and market developments as well as deal activity
    • Investor sentiment and trends that are impacting global PE-backed IPO volume
  • Private equity opportunities in emerging markets

    To help private equity executives and investors gain insights into notable emerging markets, we identify trends, highlight challenges and reveal opportunities.

    For a clear picture of where the industry is and, more importantly, where it is heading, see our individual sections on:

  • Managing risk — for opportunities

    You are only too aware of the regulatory and compliance risks to your business. Companies need to develop effective management mechanisms to control them.

    Meanwhile, as market volatility and pricing pressures unsettle the landscape, the very same forces are stimulating competition and creating opportunities.

    To strike that balance between risk and opportunity, our research suggests that many leading firms are developing an overarching strategy that balances both. We can help you achieve this.

    Our work with clients reveals that there is a need to re-engineer the risk processes across the business.

    The goal is to get better coverage on the risks that matter.

    Learn more about turning risks and opportunities into results.



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