Private Equity

Private equity has been a major catalyst in the growth of the outsourcing and offshoring industry and has generated superior returns for itself from initial investments.

As the global services industry starts to mature, the market is again rich with opportunity driven by the impending service provider consolidation and the emergence of new segments. However, the challenge remains that many of the offshore assets are largely undifferentiated. Also, concerns around commoditization and changing buyer needs are putting many of the traditional business models at risk.

Everest Group works with leading financial sponsors to identify the winners of tomorrow. Our experience spans most ITO and BPO sub-sectors, deal sizes and stages. Over the past two years itself, we have advised on over 10 potential investments totaling over US$8 billion in enterprise value.

Our advice is based on a deep understanding of the market dynamics, sector specific research and proprietary industry models. Our core business of outsourcing advisory and our strategy work with service providers lends us with privileged insight into customer needs and a practitioner’s view of the business. Importantly, our clients benefit from our range of past diligence experiences and wide network in the sector.

Everest Group advises private equity clients through the entire cycle of value creation – identification of investment opportunities, evaluation of assets, supporting growth and exit.

Pre-deal services. We work with clients to develop investment themes, run market scans and to create a deal pipeline. As a thought leader in the outsourcing industry and a shaper of market trends, we are able to rapidly translate trends into investment themes or sectors. Our wide network, ongoing perspectives and proprietary databases ensure that we can enhance the effectiveness of the efforts of our clients and their bankers.

Due diligence. We work with our clients on all aspects of strategic and confirmatory diligence, including market validation, commercial analysis, contract reviews and operational diligence. We understand the disciplined approach and analytical rigor required by our clients. In addition to market expertise, our advice leverages proprietary analytical frameworks and market data to support our perspectives.

Exit planning. We support our clients in exit planning and execution. Our efforts include working with the asset to position for future success, identification of potential partners, pitch development and discussions with potential buyers and investors. Our ongoing engagement with all stakeholders in the market place provides us intelligence and the access to optimize exits for our clients.

Portfolio value creation. We understand our PE clients’ need to drive rapid action and impact post the transaction closure. In addition to developing 30-90-360 day plans, we also assist our clients in executing market development and operational improvement initiatives.