The Missing Link in Private Equity Due Diligence
Operational Due Diligence is the most reliable and impactful lever for short- and long-term EBITDA improvement, but it is often neglected. Private Equity sponsors devote significant resources to commercial due diligence to assess growth potential, but growth is at risk in today’s environment. Removing complexity, and associated costs, is the most dependable way to improve margins and capture value.
WP&C’s Operational Due Diligence support delivers a comprehensive evaluation of capabilities, cost structure, complexity, and ability to scale. Our proprietary Square Root Costing method provides a clear picture of profitability by product, customer, and channel. This approach identifies value-creation opportunities that are based on tangible cost reduction levers that you control. The result: confidence in your investment thesis and a clear path to value capture.
Operating models define how a business operates, but too often, as conditions change, the operating model fails to keep pace. With certain trends accelerating (e.g. hyper-localization) and new forces emerging (e.g. flexibility and resiliency) — your operating model will need to adapt to these new conditions.