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Private Equity Industry Trends in Focus

Leading private equity experts share their winning strategies in key investment areas.

Deep industry knowledge is critical for middle-market private equity firms as they face high purchase price multiples and stiff competition for deals in today’s market. To help shed light on industry dynamics, this series features expert commentary on five investment areas, ranging from health care to consumer.

Each feature takes a deep dive into a different middle-market industry segment, including specialty engineering services; health care; luxury consumer brands; entrepreneur-backed specialty services, such as traditional and emergency veterinary care and waste management businesses; and enthusiast consumer markets, which include businesses that appeal to passionate hobbyists.

Produced in association with ACG, each feature includes interviews with a leading private equity investor and a member of Plante Moran’s team. The series highlights a wide range of private equity funds, including Chicago-based Winona Capital Management and Prospect Partners, Detroit’s Huron Capital Partners, Frazier Healthcare Partners in Seattle, and New York City-based Monomoy Capital Partners.



Stay ahead of the latest private equity trends and insights

Woman shopping
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Winona Capital’s investment in the luxury consumer market yields strong returns
Customer loyalty, consistent revenue streams, and high profit margins are driving demand for luxury consumer brands among private equity investors. We chat with Winona Capital about how they’re accelerating revenue growth, expanding profits, and building brands in this luxury market.
Matt Petrucci
Video January 9, 2019 5 min watch
Close up of cars tire
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Monomoy Capital’s operations improvement strategy drives success in the enthusiast consumer market
We chat with Monomoy Capital Partners about how their operations improvement strategy has driven success in the enthusiast consumer market. This is an ideal investment environment for private equity firms, targeted at suppliers of high-performance and aftermarket products for automotive, motorcycle, and watercraft hobbyists.
Ted Morgan
Video November 6, 2018 5 min watch
Frazier doctor with patient
4 min watch
Frazier Healthcare Partners capitalizes on the transforming healthcare investment market
The complex healthcare market continues to evolve, providing prime investment opportunities for seasoned private equity investors. Watch as we chat with Frazier Healthcare Partners about capitalizing during the industry’s transformation.
Duane J. Fitch
Video December 4, 2018 4 min watch
Prospects Partners wedding chairs
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Prospect Partners investment in entrepreneur-backed specialty services proves successful
Why are entrepreneur-backed specialty services companies generating interest from private equity firms? Watch as we chat with Prospect Partners on why this fragmented market is prime for a buy-and-build strategy.
Matt Petrucci
Video October 30, 2018 5 min watch
Huron Capital man working on computer server
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Huron Capital takes advantage of investments in the fragmented specialty services market
Specialty engineering services companies are attracting strong interest from private equity investors. Watch as Huron Capital and Plante Moran discuss the challenges and opportunities of this fragmented market.
Michele E. McHale
Video October 9, 2018 5 min watch

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