The private-equity (PE) industry is undergoing a shakeout. After years of record investment, PE funding, debt availability, and exit opportunities have decreased sharply. Now, only funds with enough committed capital—and a solid track record of above-average returns—will survive.
The key priority for most firms is to stabilize the portfolio and ensure that current investments weather the storm. On the other hand, the economic crisis has also created some attractive investment opportunities. Today, PE firms face the following important questions:
How can we align our fund strategy with the investment criteria of the changing limited-partner universe?
How can we identify investment opportunities in an environment that is rapidly changing across all regions, industries, and capital markets?
How can we navigate our portfolio companies through the crisis?
As the preferred consulting partner for several leading PE firms worldwide, BCG provides a full spectrum of services covering the entire PE value chain. Working with portfolio companies to improve earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization is one of the main pillars of BCG's support.
We also work with our clients to identify targets for add-on acquisitions. Additionally, we provide PE fund managers with insights on industry dynamics and offer due diligence support.
BCG's PE team is part of the global Corporate Development practice, which consists of more than 130 partners and 500 trained professionals with significant experience at all BCG levels worldwide. Our core PE team works closely with experts from the functional and industry practice areas, as well as with turnaround specialists. In addition, our corporate-finance task force and ValueScience™ provide comprehensive support for our PE clients.