Private Equity

Making equity work harder

In the past 15 years, the financial services industry has been getting increased attention from private equity investors. With the financial services sector in Asia emerging resilient from the global financial crisis, there are indications of renewed interest of private equity firms in this sector.

However, high prices for quality assets and a likely moderate-growth economic environment in the medium term in most markets will require PE firms to work harder and smarter to add value to their portfolios. This will require better operational understanding of targets pre-acquisition and likely more value enhancing intervention during ownership.

Solutions from StraitsBridge

PrivateEquityStraitsBridge brings strategic insight into financial services businesses. We understands the CFO domain, and the complexity of processes, policies and systems not only within the finance department but also across the organization.

We provide specialist services across elements of the PE value chain – bringing together knowledge and experience of our consultants who have made significant contributions to financial institutions and helped banking businesses to manage a way through the challenges.

We can support PE firms across a broad range of objectives:

Deal generation Source investment opportunities in financial services industry through leveraging our extensive network

Due diligence We help PE firms make better deal decisions by performing commercial due diligence, assessing performance improvement opportunities and providing a post-acquisition agenda for value creation

Value creation Post-acquisition, we support the drive for rapid returns by developing a strategic blueprint, leading workshops that align management with strategic priorities and directing focused initiatives

Turnarounds We provide expertise for boards and equity sponsors of underperforming, capital constrained banks and financial services firms. Our experts bring their extensive experience in financial restructuring and strategic, operational and organizational transformations

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Questions facing the CFOs

Margin pressures, credit issues, interest changing demographics, increased customer demands and regulatory changes are creating new challenges and opportunities in financial services.

These trends are also causing financial services organizations to re-evaluate their strategic goals, delivery mechanisms and effectiveness of their operations.

The current financial crisis has done more than destroy value of financial institutions. It has redefined what financial institutions must do to compete and win.

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