In the last few years, deal landscapes have been changing. Offensive and aggressive bid competition is pushing for faster and deeper due diligence. In this new climate, it will be harder than ever to separate clear signals on performance from noise. Some companies will look entirely different, having restructured to survive economic disruption. 

Investors who look beyond traditional commercial and financial due diligence methods are likely to make the best capital allocation decisions. And sellers who understand how they can improve performance and build a stronger equity story will achieve the best returns. We have seen increasing differentiation in returns between private equity (PE) funds using typical due diligence procedures and what best-in-class PE funds earn. We expect value creation to put even more distance between top performers and the "rest of the pack”. 

Our value creation team deploys a powerful combination of hypothesis-led thinking with advanced data analytics. Together with our deep sector knowledge and functional expertise, this enables us to provide you with a unique set of insights around a deal. It means we can rapidly unlock revenue, cost, cash and capital value, and demonstrate clear EBITDA/EV impact.

How we can help you

We can help you understand the risks and upside opportunities of a deal and understand where enterprise value can be improved. Ahead of a divestment, we can help you build a compelling plan for change, backed by data. We provide you with end-to-end delivery – from identifying where potential lies to implementing the programmes to release it. 

  • An integrated team working at deal speed 
    Our team brings together commercial, financial, operational and data science experts. We also give you access to KPMG’s global network of experts on everything from operations and customer experience to corporate finance, tax and digital transformations;
  • Next-level insights using advanced analytics and data science 
    Our comprehensive library of real-time and high-frequency data enables us to uncover key indicators of potential. Our huge bank of analyses also enables us to deliver deep insights in weeks rather than months;
  • A holistic, end-to-end approach to value creation. 
    Whether you’re buying, selling or holding, we help you identify potential and provide practical hands-on delivery of performance improvement programmes.

We support our clients in identifying value opportunities at all stages of the deal, from initial outside-in assessments, through diagnostics within portfolio companies, to driving value on exit.

Everything you need, in one place. We provide you with end-to-end delivery – from identifying where potential lies to implementing the programmes to release it.

Get deeper insights, faster. We have invested heavily in alternative and real-time data as well as advanced analytics tools and machine learning.

Insights to gain EBITDA improvement

Our approach to value creation, assists clients with defining and delivering rapid EBITDA improvement using a data-driven approach to identifying, quantifying and implementing opportunities. Our approach incorporates two steps. First, we perform a bottoms-up assessment using sophisticated data and analytics to understand your business, identify problem areas and evaluate identified improvement opportunities. Next, we work closely with you to implement measurable improvements to capture the identified value. During this second step, you’ll benefit from working with a firm that knows how to get things done, from strategy through implementation. Our approach allows connectivity to KPMG suite of business transformation solutions Connected. Powered. Trusted. that help clients to address different client challenges and different parts of a business or operating model.

Talk to our value creation experts

Our team is led by experts in value creation with vast experience working in and with multinational companies and private equity firms. We bring industry, strategy and operations experts together in one integrated team. We can also draw on KPMG’s global network of experts on everything from customer experience to supply chain transformation.