Real Deals, the independent voice of European private equity recently interviewed DuckerFrontier’s Scott Ulnick, Managing Principal, Tom Bottomley, Commercial Director, and Martina Bozadzhieva, Managing Director. The interview covered DuckerFrontier’s work in transaction advisory with private equity and corporate clients and current trends in the space. Below is a brief recap from the interview. To read the full Real Deals article, please click here.
In the interview, our team discussed trends they are seeing in their practices across the globe and how we support businesses prepare for constantly shifting environments. We have seen an increased need for careful assessment of risks and opportunities in a highly global and uncertain environment. Political, economic, and social factors change faster now than they ever have before. Private equity has also become increasingly popular as PE fundraisings have increased. Funds now engage us to provide an initial pre LOI view on the potential target to differentiate their own bids.
Real Deals: Where would you say that you offer the most value to private equity? When are you typically engaged in a deal process and what work are you most often asked to produce?
Tom Bottomley: Most of our studies provide visibility of the complex supply chains: the end product use and prospects; the attitudes of the ultimate customers; and the market dynamics beyond the distribution chain. We are particularly strong in international projects in automotive, mobility, infrastructure, building products, materials, heavy equipment and industrials, where our multilingual capabilities, spread across three continents, is a significant advantage.
DuckerFrontier’s team utilizes the data, relationships, and expertise we have developed to provide fast access to markets in transactional situations. We cover commercial due diligence, M&A mapping and receptivity and growth consulting for private equity portfolio companies.
DuckerFrontier is unique in its proven methodologies. We leverage our datasets and work from previous projects along with significant primary research executed in timeframes clients need to make informed decisions. This allows our experts to provide clients with unique and high-quality insights they need to find the smartest ways to grow their business. To get in touch with a member of our team, contact us here.