Overview

PE funds

PwC’s Private Equity Group brings together a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to serving PE firms and their portfolio companies.  The PE Group has a proven track record and is uniquely placed to provide a partnership across the PE life cycle.
  
Whether you are looking to establish a new fund or raise new investment for an existing fund, we have all the expertise you need to structure your fund in a tax efficient manner.
  
Our professionals can help you navigate the maze of tax issues that arise when determining the way in which the fund will make its investments considering both the tax position of your investors and your carried interest/co-investment schemes.

Deals

PwC advises you throughout the transaction process.  Starting with deal origination, we use our sector expertise and global network to help you identify and assess potential acquisition and bolt-on targets.  We coordinate other advisers' input and assist in negotiations through to completion.  We can advise you on the best time to start the sales process, how to optimise the growth story, minimise any value detractors, and identify and assess which buyers to approach.  Our sales process management ensures a smooth process for all constituencies.
   
Our deal professionals advise not just on the financial aspects of deals, including debt advisory, but across a wide range of operational and strategic activities.  Our integrated service model includes financial, operational and commercial due diligence.  We provide advice on public to private (P2P) transactions.  Our dedicated team of M&A tax professionals ensures that your deal is executed in a tax efficient manner and the acquisition structure accommodates your future plans for the business including a tax efficient exit.

Portfolio companies

We have a range of solutions specifically designed to tackle potential eroders of value at each stage of your investments' lifecycle.
   
We have a team of operations consultants who can help your portfolio companies to become more efficient, to compete more effectively and to de-bottle neck their supply chain.  Our corporate finance teams can help you identify bolt-on acquisitions or to pursue strategic debt refinancing.  Our tax team will ensure that your portfolio companies are tax efficient and are structured to provide for a tax efficient exit.
   
Many portfolio companies will face financial pressure during an economic downturn due to reduced operating cashflow, reduced borrowing ability and covenant compliance.  Anticipating pressure points and having effective tactics to deal with them is essential.  We have extensive experience helping businesses to optimise cash management and corporate finance professionals who will partner with you and your portfolio companies to develop practical funding solutions that maintain control and minimise costs. 

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