Private equity advisors

Our private equity clients

We work with a diverse group of private equity clients globally to create value in their propositions. Our private equity clients are boutique and mid-tier managers that call on us to assist with deal due diligence, value enhancement and turnaround strategies, particularly with specialised assets. We can mobilise quickly and globally, no matter what the task.

Trouble with senior lenders?

Sometimes investments don't turn out the way you expected them to. Our team is experienced in mediating with our clients, senior lenders and other investors in tense, distressed asset situations. We can support you negotiate with senior lenders and management to devise options that both preserve value and satisfy key stakeholders.

Unsure of the capabilities of the executive team?

Through our business optimisation practice we can undertake a review of the board and executive teams of a particular asset and assess if it is the right team to deliver your chosen strategy. Alternatively, we can provide board or executive coaching, or represent your interests on the board of directors on your behalf. 

Can't get the company strategy to stick?

Our transformation practice provides our private equity clients the expertise to identify the core issues driving lacklustre performance. From the shop floor to the C-Suite, we will review and identify the problems, design an appropriate turnaround strategy and support the executive team with implementation.

Our tailored services for private equity managers include:

Strategy & Corporate Finance (buy side)

  • Undertaking deal due diligence:

    • Reviewing management capabilities & performance.

    • Reviewing the viability of company strategies.

    • Reviewing the viability of business plans.

    • Reviewing viability of remuneration and reward plans.

    • Testing financial models and forecasts.

    • Reviewing organisational design efficiency.

  • Corporate Governance:

    • Providing board expertise & coaching.

    • Representing your interests on company boards.

  • Offering unique opportunity generation:

    • Providing exclusive access to corporate and distressed asset equity opportunities.

Investor Business Optimisation

  • Identifying opportunities for lean process enhancements and implementing lean process optimisation plans.

  • Identifying and implementing outsourcing opportunities.

  • Optimising asset performance.

  • Enhancing remuneration and KPI structures.

  • Optimising organisational design.

  • Reviewing management capabilities & performance.

  • Enhancing HR Systems and procedures.

Asset Transformation

  • Managing stakeholder relationships, including:

    • Providing support negotiating with management and bank lenders.

    • Providing support dealing with bank appointed advisors.

  • Reviewing the viability of turnaround strategies.

  • Identifying capital solutions:

    • Negotiating debt for equity structures.

    • Introducing debt funders.

    • Designing revised capital structures.