COVID-19: Managing through the crisis

Business leaders need COVID-19 action plans around 4 key priorities. First and foremost, we hope that you and yours are healthy and safe. These are unprecedented and uncertain times. Even though we’re socially distancing, our goal is to offer candid counsel–the type of advice we’d share one-on-one. We hope you will find it valuable and… Read More

COVID-19 Response: Critical IT Business Decisions

As a result of the business disruption caused by COVID-19, executives are quickly evaluating fixed and variable overhead, while looking for areas to trim expenses. Cutting IT spend will be an obvious focus area for many companies, but careful consideration is needed to avoid unintended consequences. As you consider reducing IT spend across your portfolio,… Read More

COVID-19: Managing Your Supply Chain in a Time of Crisis

The continued spread of COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus, has been both swift and extensive in impact. For all businesses, this pandemic must be viewed as a health crisis first and foremost, and our top priority must be to care for the well-being of employees and customers, assist those afflicted, and mitigate the speed of… Read More

Operational Due Diligence: 10 Key Questions Private Equity Investors Need to Ask on Every Deal

Operational Due Diligence is increasingly a key component of the private equity diligence playbook.  A thorough assessment of a target’s supply chain, operations and IT infrastructure can provide investors with critical information that informs investment decisions and influences post close strategies. In today’s competitive market for deals, it’s more important than ever that investors know… Read More

Assessing the Impact of the Potential U.S.-Mexico Border Closing on Private Equity Backed Companies

Many of our private equity clients with portfolio companies, factories or suppliers in Mexico have asked for our point of view on the potential U.S.-Mexico border closing. Based on TriVista’s experience, and recent discussions with several Maquiladoras (U.S. companies based in Mexico), we have outlined our perspective on several scenarios and outcomes. Background: The current… Read More

The Case for Sell Side Operational Due Diligence

While most private equity firms perform buy side operational due diligence, there is a strong case that many mid-market investors can increase enterprise value by conducting sell side operational due diligence. Sell side operational due diligence is catching on, and for good reason. The process can: Identify key risks that may come to light in the buy side due… Read More

Key Points To Consider For Your Next Bolt-On

As Private Equity (PE) firms continue to evaluate add-on acquisitions, executing a strong roadmap and avoiding any pitfalls should be top of mind. In this article, we provide some guidelines on achieving successful outcomes with your next bolt-on. Continued market competitiveness for good deals has propelled PE firms to use several levers to drive increased… Read More