Private Equity

Our private equity specialists provide guidance in such areas as managing funds, improving portfolio company performance, and throughout deal execution.

Unlocking the complexity of private equity

PwC has been the most active advisor in the private equity market in Southeast Asia. We provide a one-stop shop that helps you address the challenges you face by leveraging on our technical expertise, industry depth and local presence combined with a global reach. Over 900 deal professionals in Asia Pacific, from our Transactions Services, Corporate Finance and M&A Tax teams, are on hand to ensure that you maximise your return on deals. This means that you can enjoy a single point of contact across regions coupled with consistency in service delivery and reporting standards.

Your challenges

From non-control development capital to traditional management-led buyouts of private companies, private equity (PE) investment has emerged as an increasingly important source of capital and value creation within the global economy. To date, the PE sector has enjoyed a good run – spurred on by growth in fund size, low cost of borrowing and impressive returns on equity. However, the improved economic outlook and an influx of fresh capital have generated increased competition for good quality investments and a surge in valuations. The growing size and complexity of many PE operations have created their own risks and demands, not least of which are the responsibilities of owning and monitoring a diverse portfolio.

  • Difficulty in deal sourcing
  • Stretched valuations
  • Limited cross-border capabilities and industry depth
  • Maximising tax efficiencies
  • High expectation on PE investors to value add
  • Post-deal pitfalls killing values

Meeting your needs

Identify: Getting there first

What are the opportunities in today's market?

The increased competition for good quality investments calls for innovative access to deals. With a global network providing comprehensive reach into all major cities and strengthened by our contacts with research organisations, leading banking institutions, entrepreneurs and the legal community, we are able to help you select and mediate potential high-return deals.

Evaluate: One-stop shop for assessing risk and opportunities

Is this a good investment opportunity?

Our team of valuation and commercial, financial and tax due diligence experts can help you to analyse and validate the key deal issues, expose the truth behind historical data and qualify management assumptions via thorough due diligence investigations.

Execute: Thinking about tomorrow, today

What is the most efficient way to close the deal?

Having the right structure for the investment, as well as an exit strategy, can improve the internal rate of return (IRR) on a deal. Our lead advisory and deal structuring teams have helped clients secure the right deal, at the right price and achieve optimal structures for the transaction and/or fund that produce maximum returns in a tax efficient manner.

Stabilise: Achieving stability and early post-deal wins

How do I achieve stability and post-deal wins?

In order to reap the benefits that provided the business case for the deal in the first place, maximum focus and effort must be placed on achieving a successful transition. Our strategy and post-deal services experts are on hand to assist in strategy realignment and integration project management and have considerable experience in many key functional areas targeted during transition periods.

Maximise: Generating returns, maximising value

How do I maximise downstream value through change?

In an era flushed with money, successful PE firms are bringing something more to the table – the ability to sustain and grow value in an investment. Our strategy and performance improvement experts can help our clients focus on generating cash flows and maximising return to manage performance of their existing assets.

Harvest: Realising investment value

How do I harvest value from the deal?

To avoid leaving money on the table, we are also able to provide sell-side support services to you. Once the decision to exit has been made, we can help assess the most appropriate ongoing structure and/or return realisation route, be it a trade sale, IPO or refinancing, and assist in managing the deal process.

Contact us

Ling Tok Hong

Private Equity Leader

Tel: +65 9625 0792

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