Private Equity

Private Equity

Revamp Your Value Creation Game Plan

For decades, the value creation playbook closely resembled the act of “squeezing a lemon.” We focused heavily on improving company earnings, cutting costs, driving efficiency, and freeing up working capital. But with plenty of available capital and the growth in tech-focused funds, valuations are at an all-time high — and investors are seeking those same kinds of rewards. Returns on these higher valuations will require a new playbook, one that’s focused on top-line growth. PE firms of the future will need to build out their portfolio companies’ longer-term growth strategies, increase their total addressable market, differentiate existing offerings, and launch new ones. With a Future Focused Strategy, PE firms can build high-growth businesses that deliver value long after they’ve exited the investment.

Future Focused Initiatives

Portfolio Growth Playbooks

Rather than just focusing on what peers are doing, build a playbook that determines where a portfolio company could play and how it will win based on its unique market and what its customers really want and need. Determine the right first investments you need to get moving.

Acquisition Strategy Sprints

Best-in-class PE firms will need to do more than spot deals and cut overhead. Now’s the time to step up your traditional due diligence efforts and develop a thesis for how a potential acquisition can dramatically increase its multiple beyond governance changes and operational improvements.

Proofs of Concept

Failed strategies often suffer from the “missing middle” — the crucial work of translating a strategy into an operational reality that people understand and rally around. Turn strategy into a robust execution framework by building out in-market pilots to learn quickly, iterate, and keep moving toward the value creation target.