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  • Whitepaper

    March 4, 2022
    Private equity-owned companies weigh impact of pandemic risks, economic conditions, labor issues and more on growth plans When it comes to issues with that are threatening growth plans in 2022 and beyond, government policies designed to curb COVID-19, operational resilience, succession challenges, labor costs and inflation are identified as the top risk issues that companies owned by private…
  • Client Story

    August 20, 2021
    Complex revenue arrangements, multiple services and a plethora of payment options create a tangled web for healthcare companies — a web they must untangle to properly account for revenue, especially if they are part of a portfolio or considering a public offering on their own. Adding pressure to complexity, today’s regulatory environment continues to place greater compliance requirements —…
  • Newsletter

    January 11, 2024
    As 2024 begins, the economy and markets are showing some encouraging signs, with inflation stabilizing and interest rates poised to remain where they are or even start to come down in the coming year. Private equity leaders are hopeful this leads to a more active IPO and M&A cycle this year.
  • Newsletter

    October 6, 2022
    We are approaching the last quarter of a challenging 2022, and as many of us dive into our strategy and business planning for 2023, the coming year looks to be more of the same. Inflationary trends, supply chain challenges, access to talent and skills, security and privacy issues, and working capital management are among the many challenges that private equity firms and their portfolio companies…
  • Newsletter

    September 29, 2023
    In our latest issue of Private Equity Insights, we offer Protiviti’s latest thinking on ESG issues – specifically, assessing sustainability through an investment and value creation lens. We offer further thoughts on AI (including generative AI) from the board’s and the CFO’s point of view, and we bring the general counsel into the mix through an informative discussion on building legal operations…
  • Newsletter

    April 10, 2024
    After decades of globalization shaping the world order, businesses are now forced to accept a new reality. Organizations are increasingly focused on mitigating risks from non-linear, disruptive events stemming from bleeding-edge innovation, political uncertainty, new and emerging technologies, and geopolitical tensions and potential conflicts.
  • Newsletter

    February 12, 2021
    Concern about the impact of government policies and regulations in response to COVID-19 is the No. 1 risk identified by directors and business executives across many industries. This insight is from our most recent top risk survey. Another survey we conducted last year, focused on technology risks, shows a deepening concern over cybersecurity and privacy issues, as well as regulatory compliance…
  • Survey

    January 10, 2024
    Risk landscape is shifting for private equity firms and portfolio companiesWhile the top 2024 and 2034 risk concerns of executives and board members from private equity (PE) firms and their portfolio companies track closely with the risk priorities identified by leaders globally in other industry sectors, the volatility that roiled the PE market in 2023 is evident in how leaders in the industry…
  • Whitepaper

    October 5, 2020
    An emerging trend among private equity firms is their growing attention to the remediation, monitoring and reporting of cybersecurity capabilities of the companies in their portfolios. Historically, they have not fully appreciated the varying degrees of cybersecurity risk relative to a company’s specific industry. And understandably, the emphasis on investing in promising businesses and improving…
  • Podcast

    October 5, 2020
    A Company in Your Portfolio Requires Legal Counsel – What Are Your Options? Protiviti Managing Director Rob Gould and Robert Half Managing Director Joel Wuesthoff discuss options for PE firms to access legal counsel and services. It is common for companies expanding through acquisitions to outgrow their in-house capabilities. This is often the case with legal services during acquisitions, when…