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    Creating Value in Companies with Cloud and IT Services


    PE firms are increasingly looking to create value in portfolio companies through operational improvements. One of the best ways to improve operations and create a scalable infrastructure, now and over the long term, is through technology. A robust IT foundation is critical to accomplish real results. Achieving this goal, while avoiding a lack of execution […]

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    How PE Firms Can Better Execute Operational Strategies with Portfolio Companies


    In today’s competitive environment to create sustainable value, many private equity firms have developed a more active, operational approach with portfolio companies.  Although many PE firms have made progress over the years in developing an operational strategy, most firms still struggle to consistently execute and implement these strategies. Why PE firms struggle to execute  In […]

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    How Management Teams Can Capitalize on the Private Equity Cash Mountain


    Management teams looking to partner with investment firms to grow their companies are in a unique position in 2014. With the increase in “dry powder” (the committed capital that private equity firms can deploy to buy companies), management teams have more choices in deciding which investment firms to partner with – if they meet the […]

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    How CEOs and Private Equity Firms Can Partner for Success


    In a recent conversation with a CEO, we heard something disturbing – but completely fixable. The company CEO — who had prior experience with private equity — said to us, “After a private-equity firm buys a company, my experience has been that around 90% of those firms don’t completely deliver on what they said they […]