The private equity industry has been on the rise following the financial crisis, with more than 11,000 PE-backed companies headquartered in the US and North American funds raising over $168 billion in 2015. The industry is, however, entering a period of declining investment volumes, increasing callable capital reserves (“dry powder”) and slowing exit volumes. As these trends become more pronounced, institutional investors making fund commitments are pushing for greater scrutiny throughout the industry to justify management fees.
LM+Co’s Private Equity Practice is extremely prudent when advising clients, beginning any engagement with a solid understanding of the client’s deal thesis and synergy goals. We work with management teams to create a practical approach that delivers results within an associated timeline. Our professionals have completed numerous merger integrations, carve-outs and spin-offs and fully understand all aspects of how a deal affects the people, processes and technology involved.