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Practical Insights (Blog)

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 Jamie Loder, VP Industry Partner, Private Equity, Europe, 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

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