Private Equity

Private equity firms face challenges at each step in the investment cycle, including:

  • Differentiating their value creation approach to investors
  • Identifying and mitigating operational risk
  • Uncovering hidden potential during the discovery process
  • Optimising value creation throughout the cycle
  • Addressing underperforming portfolio companies
  • Maximising value in the run-up to exit
  • Developing management bandwidth, often the most significant limiting factor in portfolio companies

We have developed a battery of tools over the past 20 years that enable us to support private equity clients in delivering superior returns.

Examples of our Work

  • Providing vital insights into untapped growth opportunities
  • Using operational due diligence to identify hidden opportunities and risks
  • Doubling EBITDA growth vs the original business plan
  • Developing and coaching front line managers to increase performance and expand management bandwidth
  • Carving out and improving performance of non-core SBUs
  • Improving supply chain and material costs
  • Reducing cycle times to drive service levels and increase free cash flow
  • Reducing scrap, rework and waste
  • Improving white collar productivity in high-skilled environments
  • Increasing asset utilisation and expanding capacity for growth
  • Helping to agree stretch objectives as part of the annual planning cycle by providing fresh insights to the management team
  • Providing interim management to cope with special situations
  • Identifying and delivering on performance improvement opportunities prior to exit
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Case studies and insights

Drawing from client experience, The Bridge share the tactics and success stories from leading companies, leading them to excel in competitive markets.