Portfolio Acceleration

For private equity investors, success hinges on turbocharging performance in their portfolio companies. BCG helps investors craft high-yield portfolio strategies that improve portfolio companies’ top and bottom lines.

Private equity firms have long used three means to boost investment returns and value creation in their portfolio companies: 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.

How BCG Supports Portfolio Acceleration for Our Clients

BCG’s full-potential plan approach comprises six steps:

Each plan that we develop for our private equity clients activates multiple levers—with an emphasis on leaving no stone unturned.

As we build plans for clients, we start with the exit in mind. For example:

  • We determine how to maximize 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 each portfolio company.
  • 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.

Meet Our Portfolio Acceleration Consulting Team

BCG’s portfolio consulting team includes experts with a strong track record in the private equity space—including portfolio company management, portfolio investment, and portfolio assessment. 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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