The New Normal: Lower PE Returns and Expensive Credit

According to Moody’s, record corporate debt is coming due in the next five years. Companies that are borrowing or funding businesses through debt will need to pay close attention to debt covenants, debt ratios, cash flow from operations and interest coverage in their holdings. This concern includes portfolio companies. A recent report by the Center …

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Trump’s Proposed Tax Plan Affects Carried Interest

President-elect Donald Trump touted his business expertise during the 2016 presidential campaign and promised to get rid of carried interest. If this comes to fruition, what does it mean? The Credit Department found reputable and factual resources to explain how these proposed changes could affect your business and income. The tax implications are substantial: Capital …

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Risk Management – Business Trends and the Economy

Is risk management a concern for your portfolio companies? Value can erode due to inefficient or noncompliant collections practices, cyber risks and lack of controls in staffing. The following articles address larger risks with regard to business trends and the economy. They can serve as background to justify porfolio company operational improvements while times are …

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Latest News on Private Equity Asset Management

The Credit Department has reviewed the headlines regarding portfolio company profitability. Ask us how a solid accounts receivables strategy for underperforming companies can be your foundation to leverage the opportunities outlined in these articles.   Disruption: A Seismic Shift in the Private Equity Industry Ernst & Young, in collaboration with Private Equity International, presents the …

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Portfolio Companies Look to Private Equity to Improve Operations

The biggest hidden opportunity of portfolio company performance is often found in the back office. And we’re not talking about downsizing. These articles point to a larger focus on operations when enhancing the value of your portfolio.   Private Equity Can Make Firms More Innovative Joel Stiebale, a professor at the Dusseldorf Institute of Competition …

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Private Equity Firms: Connect Portfolio Companies to Your Network

How can your private equity firm provide additional value to portfolio companies? A recent Forbes article covers this topic, specifically discussing leveraging partner networks. In the article Connecting For Results: Private Equity Firms Assisting Their Portfolio Companies, a Grant Thornton survey found that four out of five of 162 middle-market private equity firms “are looking …

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