Private Equity & Venture Capital

Our work spans the timeline from initial due diligence through performance optimisation to implementation of exit. We assist with portfolio balancing through identification and quantification of factors governing upside return possibilities and downside risk containment.

Factors to be considered are of course assignment-specific, and are developed in consultation with our clients. A typical spread of such factors includes:

  • Historic performance in the absolute
  • Historic performance against a representative spread of industry comparables
  • Sources of competitive advantage and disadvantage
  • Realism of strategy and business planning
  • Historic, current and forecast market behaviour
  • Anticipation and quantification of market discontinuities
  • Anticipation and quantification of technology discontinuities
  • Financial strength and stability
  • Management strengths and weaknesses
  • Structural strengths and weaknesses
  • Operational strengths and weaknesses
  • Technology strengths and weaknesses
  • Potential to benefit from enhanced capitalisation
  • Current valuation
  • Requirement for ongoing investment to maintain sources of competitive advantage
  • Possible exit strategies and timelines; influences on capital investment requirements
  • Valuation at exit
  • Overall suitability against client objectives, approach to risk and current portfolio

Our client base includes mid-cap sector and geographic specialist funds and high-value strategic acquisition funds. Our unique blend of operational expertise and sectoral focus allows rapid turnaround of detailed and incisive insights. We are specifically experienced in production of incisive and rigorously structured deliverables against the urgency and rapid evolution of priorities with which many PE / VC transactions are concluded.

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