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December 22, 2015 | Joanne Baginski and Eddie Kuehne

Portfolio Management in the Digital Age: How Business Analytics Can Support Private Equity Firms

As private equity firms face pressures from investors wanting to achieve quick returns as well as from regulatory agencies with certain transaction requirements, managers are turning to business analytics tools to consolidate information and support forecasting and budgeting efforts. Read on »

August 27, 2015 | Joanne Baginski and Paul Edwards

Private Equity Recapitalization: When “Two Bites” Are Better Than One

At some point most business owners ask themselves, “Where can I get additional capital to grow my business?” or “How can I take some money off the table?” The question that often follows is “How can I do so without losing control of the business I’ve worked so hard to build?” In some cases, the best way to address these questions is a partial transaction through a private equity (PE) recapitalization with an eventual complete exit when the value has increased. This is also known as the “two bites” strategy. Read on »

June 27, 2014 | Joanne Baginski

Creating Success in the Deal Market for Private Equity: 5 Key Criteria for 2014

In recent years, private equity groups (PEGs) have experienced stiff competition from strategic and other financial buyers, and as a result, PEGs have had to adapt. One shift has been a reduction in how quickly deals are completed; as a result, PEGs may be tempted to sidestep diligence and valuation criteria they’ve used in the past in order to push deals through more quickly. Read on »