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Portfolio Acceleration

For private equity investors, success hinges on turbocharging portfolio value creation. BCG’s portfolio consulting teams help investors craft high-yield, effective portfolio management strategies that improve portfolio companies’ top and bottom lines.

Private equity firms have long used three approaches to portfolio management to boost investment returns and portfolio value creation: leverage, multiple, and operations. Today, the most effective portfolio management actions center on enhancing performance in operations. BCG’s unique service offering—our full-potential plan approach—helps investors meet this imperative.

Our Approach to Effective Portfolio Value Creation

Each plan that we develop for our private equity clients activates multiple levers—with an emphasis on leaving no stone unturned. BCG’s full-potential plan approach to portfolio company management comprises eight steps:

As our portfolio consulting experts build portfolio acceleration plans for clients, we start with the exit in mind. For example:

  • We determine how to maximize portfolio value creation during the holding period in order to command the highest sale price. 
  • We concentrate on what will produce the greatest and fastest impact on performance for optimal portfolio company management. 
  • We help clients set challenging but achievable targets for their assets. 
  • And to set the stage for successful implementation, we help clients identify and build the required capabilities as well as set up and run a program management office to track results and swiftly address shortfalls. 

Our Insights on Portfolio Operations, Private Equity, and Portfolio Acceleration

Meet Our Portfolio Acceleration Consulting Team

BCG’s portfolio consulting team includes experts with a strong track record in portfolio operations, private equity, and portfolio company management. The team is backed by, and partners with, a network of more than 1,000 experts—in industries as varied as health care, consumer goods, telecommunications, financial services, and industrial goods—in order to help clients deploy potent new approaches to portfolio management.

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