The current market environment presents both challenges and opportunities to the traditional private equity operating model. Firms that have increased their operational focus are enjoying a competitive advantage with the ability to strengthen their portfolio companies while at the same time identifying and mitigating challenges presented by rapidly changing markets. Increasingly, firms are looking to implement portfolio wide risk management programs to create greater governance and confidence. At the portfolio company level, the focus is on executing targeted business, operational and financial changes that improve cash flow and enhance competitive advantage.
Private equity firms are turning to Protiviti for our problem-solving capabilities as they look to identify and create value. From our business consulting skills to our risk management and internal audit depth, we work with private equity firms and leaders of portfolio companies to help them achieve greater confidence in these changing environments. We seek to understand the unique strengths, risks and opportunities of your portfolio companies and where you want to take these businesses. We then collaborate with you to build custom solutions that maximise your chances for success and bring a tailored, multi-disciplinary team of professionals that fits your situation. While the process is never simple, our goal is, to help you face the future with confidence.
We help private equity firms and their portfolio organisations manage critical business challenges to help them face the future with confidence. Here are some of the most pressing issues we are helping organisations to address.
Confidence in cybersecurity does not come from knowing nothing will happen, it is achieved by knowing all the things that can happen and preparing both proactive and reactive solutions. Protiviti provides a holistic approach that defines what is most important to you, helping you protect yourself from unauthorised access and also react quickly and comprehensively when a breach occurs.
Continuously enhancing customer experience through service and technologies is requirement for organisations. Equally important is driving greater efficiency and effectiveness in the back office to thrive in changing environments. We help you to see the opportunities in fast moving markets, aligning people, processes and technology to transform your organisation and help you to face the future with confidence.
All organisations want to improve how they understand, organise and leverage their data assets. The challenge is identifying and capturing information in disparate systems, including those outside a company’s walls, and then organising and managing this information to create business insights. Protiviti takes a pragmatic “one size does not fit all” perspective. We tailor solutions that fit your organisation, enhancing business value through more efficient collection, distribution and usage of information.
Regulatory compliance expertise can be difficult to build in one company, much less a portfolio of companies. We help you anticipate and adapt to regulatory reforms and industry trends through innovative solutions that position your portfolio companies for sustainable performance and compliance now and in the future.
Transaction Specific Support
Each stage of a transaction has unique opportunities and pitfalls. We work with you at each stage of the investment cycle to help you see more deeply into the situation, providing transaction due diligence and exit strategy/initial public offering (IPO) preparation.
Cost and Performance Management
Faster, cheaper and better are not options for most companies, they are imperatives. The ability to make and manage smart capital investments, run efficient back-office operations and manage cash flow are critical. We help you identify and implement cost management efforts that drive performance, in both good times and those more challenging.
Evolution of Internal Controls
In the fast-changing environments, control is critical to success. However, the demands on internal audit and finance functions continue to increase as the expectation today is not just for accurate reporting, but insights that can improve the business. We can help you steer your portfolio companies with greater precision and prescience, increasing confidence you are on the right path.