Private equity value creation services

Value creation is at the core of every transaction investment thesis. Our business is organized, resourced and led to help private equity firms transform companies and increase their ability to create more value across their portfolio.

How are PE companies using value creation to drive higher returns?

Bridget Walsh, Jon Morris and Tim Dutterer discuss how PE companies are creating value using tried and tested levers and newer enablers.


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PEI Responsible Investment Report – Keynote Interview

Winna Brown, EY Americas ESG private equity leader and Elisa Pirani, Partner, EY discuss how ESG opportunities outweigh the challenges as sustainability initiatives boost top lines and cut costs.

What EY private equity value creation services can do for you

We build trust by supporting private equity deal teams, operating partners and portfolio company management to help achieve full transaction potential.

Our collaborative mindset and expansive global and cultural insights help us work hand in hand with management to align and execute with speed.

We bring depth and scale of talent anywhere in the world with people who thrive in the pace and intensity of a private equity environment. 

Our deal approach, steeped in business functions across industries, incorporates strategies for building revenue and growth, driving cost and operational excellence, deploying capital and navigating the increasingly complex global tax landscape.

To help enable value that is sustainable, we draw on global teams in environmental, social and governance (ESG); talent; supply chain; technology; and more.

We use embedded data and analytics at each stage of the process to accelerate our analysis, to help you set in motion the right strategy, improve operating performance, enable growth, and optimize the exit.

Our portfolio company value creation and transformation offerings are underpinned by key levers and enablers listed below that are designed to drive higher multiples on exit.

Value creation levers

Value creation enablers

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