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A new way to drive value for your portfolio companies and add-on initiatives


With PE deal making continuing its unparalleled run and with add-ons continuing to increase their share of deals, PE executives need to find a new way to accelerate and optimize value when integrating add-ons. Maine Pointe’s private equity team discusses how supply chain network design and optimization can rapidly
equip private equity executives and portfolio CEOs with the ability to make faster and better decisions, respond to market dynamics and accelerate time-to-integration and value creation.

The imperative to rapidly respond to market dynamics to drive value

Topics: Private Equity Supply Chain Optimization portfolio investment digitalization Network Design

2021 Will be the Year of M&As and Carve-Outs - How Private Equity can Maximize Performance

Analysts predict carve-out deal value in 2021 will hit the highest level on record with some buyouts likely to be priced above 20x EBITDA. Maine Pointe’s private equity leads, Mark McTigue and Joseph Esteves look at the basis of these predictions and consider how, in a hyper-competitive market, businesses can position themselves for success whether they are preparing an asset for sale, or looking at it from a buyers’ perspective.

Topics: Private Equity M&A Carve-Out

Managing Cash Across The Supply Chain in Times of Crisis

Eight strategies to implement now

Global governmental responses to the current pandemic have put private equity investors and portfolio company management under enormous pressure to quickly formulate a strategy which limits short-term disruption and supports recovery in the mid term.

Topics: Private Equity Total Value Optimization Supply Chain Risk Management

Private Equity Outlook: Driving Value in an Uncertain World

Mark McTigue, EVP Private Equity, North America & Europe and Jamie Loder, VP Private Equity, Europe, discuss why an innovative approach to value creation is now more important than ever.

Topics: Private Equity Private Equity Consulting Supply Chain Risk Management

PE Lifecycle: Earlier is better, but is it ever too late to bring in a supply chain and operations consulting partner?

Maine Pointe’s private equity executives, Mark McTigue, EVP North America, Joseph Esteves, VP North America and Jamie Loder, VP Europe, ask whether, in an increasingly volatile global market, there is ever a wrong time to invest in supply chain and operational improvement.

Topics: Private Equity Private Equity Consulting

How Data Analytics Helps PE Firms Accelerate Value Creation at Due Diligence

Mark McTigue, EVP Private Equity, and Joe Esteves, VP Private Equity, discuss why private equity firms are increasingly deploying data analytics to help them buy right and buy smart in a challenging market.



Topics: Private Equity Private Equity Consulting Data Analytics Operational Due Diligence Digital Supply Chain

Private Equity: The Effectiveness of Operating Resources in Creating Incremental Value

Increased reliance on operational value creation in recent years, especially in fund vintages since 2011, has required PE firms to diversify from their traditional ‘financial engineering’ role.

PE firms have had to develop in-house capabilities, or look outside of their own organization for the operational expertise they require to achieve rapid, measurable results. Approximately 50% of middle market and larger PE firms utilize operating resources internally and most are working with various third parties to achieve improved operating results. The question is, how effective are these operating resources in creating incremental value?

Topics: Private Equity Private Equity Consulting

Baby Boomer Retirement: A Significant, Sustained Opportunity for Private Equity

The middle market is about to see sustained interest from PE firms

The sale of baby boomer businesses offers a significant opportunity for private equity. However, it also presents some major challenges. Dan Ginsberg, EVP Private Equity (mid-market) and Mark McTigue, VP Private Equity discuss these challenges and considers what company owners and PE sponsors can do to overcome them.

Topics: Private Equity Private Equity Consulting

Due Diligence to Acquisition to Rapid Results: First 100 Days

Accelerating measurable value, reducing risk and driving successful integration post M&A

According to surveys, 70-80% of all integration projects fail to deliver the anticipated value. This is mainly due to firms not having a clear and aggressive strategy for integration from day one (or even before). Evidence suggests that the first 100 days are critical to long-term value creation. As a result, a 100-day plan is now a part of the closing stages of almost every M&A and PE transaction and integral to any strategy to increase valuation within a relatively short period of time.

Topics: Private Equity Food & Beverage Mergers and Acquisitons Operational Due Diligence

Four Key Themes in Private Equity for 2017: Part Four, An Increase in Pre-acquisition Operational Due Diligence of Potential Acquisition Targets

In the last of our series of blogs looking at key private equity themes for 2017, Dan Ginsberg, Bill Shine and Mark McTigue discuss how a relatively large inventory of portfolio companies readying for exit, coupled with high valuations has led many PE firms to re-evaluate the way due diligence is performed.

 

Topics: Private Equity Operational Due Diligence