What PE is outsourcing to create value

In this episode, the speakers discuss what tasks PE is outsourcing across business functions such as finance, IT, HR and customer service to create value. 

Related topics Private equity

According to Deloitte’s 2021 Global Shared Services and Outsourcing Survey, four key outsourcing trends include:

  1. Prioritization of cost reduction
  2. Cloud and robotic process automation (RPA) becoming “table stakes”
  3. A need for clients to invest in building supplier management capabilities
  4. Increased need for service providers to be agile

The path to successful value creation in private equity (PE) today goes beyond levers such as G&A cost-cutting, sales force effectiveness and strategic sourcing. It’s about an approach that leverages tools including automation, strategic outsourcing and advanced analytics.

Going forward, PE-owned companies of all sizes can consider outsourcing as a way to access technologies and capabilities that can lead to revenue growth opportunities, in addition to reducing costs. 

Companies of all sizes may need to consider outsourcing areas that are not core value-creating activities and those where the company lags in technology or cost efficiency.

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Presenters

Winna Brown
EY Americas Financial Accounting Advisory Services Private Equity Leader
Gregory Schooley
EY-Parthenon US Value Creation Leader; Principal, Ernst & Young LLP

Podcast

Episode 46

Duration 20m 33s

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What PE is outsourcing to create value

In this episode, the speakers discuss what tasks PE is outsourcing across business functions such as finance, IT, HR and customer service to create value.
Podcast

Episode 46

Duration
20m 33s

Presenters

Winna Brown

EY Americas Financial Accounting Advisory Services Private Equity Leader

Gregory W. Schooley

EY-Parthenon US Value Creation Leader; Principal, Ernst & Young LLP

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