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With private equity firms being challenged to do more with less, you need a strategic business advisor. Serving more than 900 private equity firms and portfolio clients nationwide, we provide financial, tax, transaction, strategy, operations, and technology expertise through the investment life cycle. From helping you strategically evaluate target investments and efficiently close transactions, to defining priority initiatives and mapping out a value-creation plan, to helping you get the most value for your investment at exit, we’re an extension of your team, focused on your success.

We hand-select each team and scale our approach to serve your unique dynamics including industry, size, and complexity. And because we’re not structured with competing office profit centers, you receive the best resources to meet your goals. We focus on the middle market and have decades of experience working with the same companies you're investing in. Our deep insight into opportunities and challenges helps you make more informed decisions and maximize your investment value.

 

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Tax reform for private equity: Uncovering opportunities

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Tax reform: What are the implications on M&A structuring?
How will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affect private equity investors and sponsors? Join Plante Moran's and ACG Global's webinar to hear from our experts on the key provisions and strategies that you need to know about tax reform.
Michael Monaghan
Webinar February 14, 2018 60 minute watch Upcoming
Tax reform: What private equity needs to know now
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International tax reform: A look at provisions affecting multinational businesses
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President signs tax reform bill, making sweeping changes to existing law
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Article December 27, 2017 3 min read

Seven value creation strategies for private equity
Tactics to maximize value during the holding period

Private equity tackles value creation

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Three operational improvements tactics to accelerate private equity value creation
There are three critical ways private equity can both protect and grow value creation through operations: lead differently, optimize for the future, and measure for success.
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Aligning technology for post-close value creation
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Upgrade the finance function to assure private equity value creation
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Prevent private equity value erosion with proper tax planning
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Our clients say

Plante Moran has been working with Huron Capital for more than 15 years. Plante Moran clearly understands our funds’ goals and objectives as middle-market investors, which makes for a great working relationship. One of their best attributes is their understanding of the dynamics of family-owned businesses, which comprise the majority of Huron’s investments. They’ve also been a great referral source to Huron — always on the lookout for potential add-on acquisition targets that may be interesting to our current portfolio.

Brian Demkowicz Managing Partner, Huron Capital Partners

Our Team

We understand the challenges private equity firms are facing. Our multidisciplinary team of over 350 private equity specialists provides the insights you need to build value throughout the investment life cycle. We take a personalized approach, mapping a strategy to achieve the results you seek and delivering flexible solutions based on your distinct needs. We see ourselves as a partner and extension of your team, helping you formulate strategies to solve complex issues.

Michele McHale, Private Equity Practice Leader, honored as one of 2018's Most Influential Women in Middle Market M&A by Mergers & Acquisitions