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Finding opportunity in a competitive environment

Private equity (PE) firms are operating in a more competitive and challenging market. With a significant amount of dry powder, high competition for deals, rising interest rates and economic uncertainty, PE firms must be able predict and react quickly to changing circumstances.

As limited partners seek to maximize value and minimize risk, many PE firms feel pressure to do more with less and the need to differentiate from competitors. While financial returns remain important, firms are expected to bring more to the table. Those driving positive outcomes investments in people, technology, and across the full spectrum of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations are better primed to curtail risk, establish stakeholder trust, and grow sustainably. 

Guidance at every step of the fund lifecycle

Our dedicated PE practice helps PE firms and their portfolio companies navigate today’s complex global business environment across the entire fund lifecycle, from fundraising to deal origination to exit strategy:

Ensuring your fund is structured in the most efficient manner and support with capital raising activities through fund performance dashboards and access to capital sources.

Access to BDO marketed deals and proprietary deal flow to meet your growth objectives.

Conduct comprehensive due diligence to fully understand the quality of the business being acquired and identify deal risks and drivers. 

Unlock and preserve value in your portfolio companies through process and technology modernization, data-driven commercial and operational reviews, accounting advisory, ESG assessments, and tax compliance and structuring. 

Plan for a successful, data-based exit focused on creating value, mitigating risk, and fully leveraging the opportunities presented by a rapidly changing landscape. 

Our global transaction advisory practice

Services that span the entire PE life cycle

Our integrated, multidisciplinary teams support buy- and sell-side transactions, with services tailored to both funds and portfolio companies across all stages of the deal and fund cycle.

When you're entering a complex deal, the right information at the right time is critical to ensure quality investment decisions. By conducting thorough research, impartial analysis, and in-depth due diligence, BDO's Transaction Services professionals can provide the insight and data your business needs to make strategic decisions, no matter the complexity or size of the deal.

Our Tax teams advise clients on complex tax matters in Canada and abroad. Drawing on deep experience, we help clients meet regulatory obligations, reduce tax burdens, and navigate complex regulations around the world.

Building trust with your stakeholders requires meeting regulatory requirements, adhering to accounting standards, and being transparent with your financial reporting. Our Audit & Assurance teams use their deep industry knowledge and access to the latest data to help you keep up with the ever-changing regulatory landscape, including ESG reporting, complete complex audits, and meet tight deadlines.

Technology continues to change the way you operate your business. Exploring solutions—including integrating cloud software, automation, implementing cybersecurity solutions, harnessing data for business decisions, and innovating your employee experience—requires trusted guidance. Our experienced team is focused on helping you unlock innovation for growth and success.

When your business faces defining moments including business transformations, periods of growth, navigating recovery, and M&A transactions, significant value is at stake. We can provide engaged and hands-on professionals to help improve your value and guide you through the triggers of value creation—from revenue decline to market disruptions.

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