Private equity

PwC’s Private equity practice provides guidance in such areas as managing funds, improving portfolio company performance, and throughout deal execution.

PwC is a leading advisor to private equity investors. We help to drive performance optimisation and growth enhancement of portfolio companies across the deal lifecycle. In addition, we advise on fund level strategies, sustainability, portfolio operations, and digital enablement.

Our scale, scope, and presence across geographies offer unparalleled capabilities, insights, and expertise. Our tailored and differentiated approaches to regions and markets help private equity firms make better investment decisions and realize value across their portfolios.

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Create new opportunities in a changing world

Now is the time for private equity and principal investors to reimagine what’s possible. As market conditions shift—reacting to megatrends like digitization, deglobalization, and decarbonization—the private capital landscape is changing, with new opportunities for business model reinvention across asset classes. To help our clients build trust and deliver sustainable outcomes, our community of solvers brings together deep industry expertise and advanced tech capabilities to identify risks and uncover opportunities. Find out how we can support you, from your investment thesis to transaction to post-deal value creation to an exit strategy.

Working with PwC

We help create value at every stage of the transaction, from purchase through to optimisation and exit. Through one team, PwC provides private equity clients with a single point of access for wide-ranging solutions to challenges at every level of their private equity business.


The international tax atmosphere is in constant change, with increasing taxes, regulations, compliance and disputes. Our objective is to be by your side, wherever you operate, to help your organisation understand, comply and manage these global tax affairs, while achieving your strategic business goals.

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Our deals practitioners work with private equity investors across the investment cycle, including: pre-financing, sourcing strategies, commercial and operational due diligence, post-investment performance transformation and value realisation, portfolio review, buyout/exit strategy, and synergy strategies.

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In addition to our core functional services that span tax, accounting, and audit services, our work at the fund level includes strategy execution, operationalisation, and digital enablement of the fund.We see your business as a whole, and treat you as one client to bring significant economies of scale and efficient and effective planning, execution and response. Our integrated approach allows us to help create deal value by building the critical link between strategy and execution. At the management company and fund level, our team can assist your key personnel’s critical activities.

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Portfolio operations

Our approach brings together our rigorous financial acumen, coupled with our strategy and operational specialists underpinned by our deep data, analytics, and technology capabilities to help deliver the outcomes and performance returns to our clients.We work with clients to design and execute portfolio optimisation and growth solutions centered on strategic positioning of the business, operational improvement, growth solution and revenue enhancement, and balance sheet optimisation. PwC has developed a specialised unit in our Private Equity Value Creation (PEVC) practice that is exclusively focused on advising private equity with a robust analytics based approach to rapidly identify commercial, operational, and digital value creation levers.

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Environmental factors are changing the way we live and work at a rapid pace, driving organisations to rethink their strategy and transform their business, all while reporting progress transparently. At PwC, we’ve made a clear commitment to sustainability ourselves, and we’re ready to help our clients to also reach their own goals, exceed stakeholder expectations and redefine their value proposition. We help define sustainability strategies that will positively impact business and society, including designing sustainability strategy programs, governance and control solutions, data and reporting, and embedding sustainability levers and protocols into value creation playbooks.

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Corporate finance

Our Corporate Finance practice provides lead-advisory services across a wide range of situations including sell-side and buy-side M&A; debt and equity fundraising; infrastructure and real-estate investment, financing and operations; and the sale and purchase of portfolios of assets. We work with other verticals in our wider Deals business to provide our clients with holistic and industry sector-specific support across their transactions, and leverage our extensive global network to source buyers for assets and providers of finance from across the world. Our business is globally connected, sector-focussed, value and data-driven, and tech enabled.

Business restructuring services

We work with private equity investors and portfolio companies on challenging situations that involve distressed businesses or underperforming companies, leveraging the expertise and capability of our Business Restructuring Services practice. This specialised global practice focuses uniquely on restructuring and sustainable financial and operational improvement across all industries and geographies.


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Eric Janson

Eric Janson

Global Private Equity, Real Assets and Sovereign Funds Leader, Partner, PwC United States

Tel: +1 617-834-4900

Oscar  Teunissen

Oscar Teunissen

Global Private Equity and Sovereign Investment Funds Tax co-Leader, Partner, PwC United States

Tel: (646) 471 3223

David Brown

David Brown

Asia Pacific Deals Leader, Global Corporate Finance Leader, Partner, PwC China

Kevin Desai

Kevin Desai

Partner, PwC United States

Duncan Cox

Duncan Cox

EMEA M&A Tax Leader, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 7711 432234

Leonie Schreve

Leonie Schreve

ESG Deals, Partner, PwC Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)8879 20020

Steve Roberts

Steve Roberts

Partner, PwC Germany

Lauren Furlan

Lauren Furlan

Global Private Equity and Sovereign Investment Funds Capital Markets & Advisory Accounting Leader, Partner, PwC United States