Private Equity

Grow investments with confidence, agility, and a relentless focus on EBITDA—and speed

High valuations. Intense competition. Compressed sales cycles. Record amounts of dry powder. Private equity firms must prioritize investments and drive high returns. Fast.

At West Monroe, our private equity consultants partner with leading firms to drive value across the portfolio. Starting with transaction advisory—on over 600 deals each year—we mitigate risk and identify post-close opportunities. For every challenge across the deal lifecycle, we build the right multidisciplinary team, bringing together industry experts, M&A practitioners, and technologists to create value, capture synergies, and realize your investment thesis. We understand your goals and have the expertise to help you meet them. Plus, we move at your speed.

What We Do: Private Equity Consulting

As a longtime partner to private equity, we’re able to leverage our knowledge and experience from over 3,500 deals to take private equity consulting to the next level. The result? A laser focus on results—so you can be confident in the outcome.

We take an industry-focused approach—through the lens of private equity management

Industry knowledge is a critical component of portfolio management. Successfully evaluating a target, designing an operating model, and integrating systems means starting with an industry lens. We bring this perspective to your investments by tapping into industry experts who are fully immersed—not only in the regulations, processes, and technology systems unique to that industry, but also in the trends shaping its future. Find out how our private equity consulting services span healthcare, life sciences, software and high-tech, retail, consumer and industrial products, energy & utilities, insurance, and financial services.

We bring on the right experts to meet your challenges, every time

Every deal is different, and we treat it that way. With our deep bench of experts, we provide the resources you need to whip up the right strategy—and execute it. Our talented human capital management team is unparalleled in M&A transaction experience. We also specialize in ERP, cloud and infrastructure, cybersecurity, digital transformation, and analytics. And we collaborate, working hand-in-hand with your team through a project management office that stays on time and within budget.

We specialize in buy-side, sell-side, carveouts, and mergers

Through a full suite of transaction advisory services, we:

  • Understand the readiness of a target or portco in advance of a transaction—through resource, operational, technology, and customer readiness lenses
  • Mobilize fast to evaluate your target or asset in time to perform key assessments that will help you avoid costly oversights and create value. From technology and software diligence to operations assessments to market and digital considerations, we bring both speed and expertise to buy-side and sell-side decisions
  • Guide you through the complexities of carveouts, from planning to target operating model design to core system separation and standup, and program management. Our dedicated, award-winning team of carveout experts—with distinct experience supporting more than 60 divestitures annually—also provides interim leadership for key functions such as human resources, finance, cybersecurity, and information technology, beyond closing, when many other service providers exit.
  • Execute post-merger integration to maximize synergies  and minimize risks associated with complex business technology integration. Integration is key to retaining the best assets (customers, people, process, and technology) and capturing value. 

Leveraging data science, we help you find value in your portfolio—and stick around to make sure it’s realized

As a private equity operating partner, you’re tasked with creating as much value as possible for exit, at the lowest cost. Our decades of partnership with the world’s top private equity firms means we’ve seen hundreds of platforms bought, developed, and sold. The good news? Our deal teams turn seamlessly into post-close teams—and work with you to create new revenue streams, build and manage tech platforms, optimize operations, and more.

Find out how we can help you:

How we optimize cost and identify growth opportunities for private equity

How we optimize cost and identify growth opportunities for private equity

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