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Portfolio Companies

To meet the aggressive growth expectations of private equity investors and company management alike, portfolio companies require a business advisor with deep industry expertise. We bring that specialized expertise and decades of experience across a variety of industries — including manufacturing, food and beverage, business and consumer services, health care, technology, energy, franchise, and service. You can expect us to deliver critical solutions and clear direction.

Whether you seek assurance services — such as opening balance sheet audit and acquisition accounting, tax minimization strategies, and tax consulting and compliance — or you're looking for assistance with operations and performance improvement, we offer a wide range of services to improve the growth and value of portfolio companies.


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Productivity & performance

People and process The power behind your business
7 min read
Combat disruption with a flexible operations model
Disruption is pressuring organizations to make often significant changes to stay competitive and profitable. Here are six ways to drive more flexible operations and, consequently, success.
Dave Plomin
October 17, 2017 7 min read
Top five skills for next generation leaders
Steve Gravenkemper Ph.D.
Article July 12, 2017 5 min read
Process and technology: Like diet and exercise
Craig Zampa
Article June 14, 2017 2 min read

Cutting costs
Embrace change and innovation

How technology can transform your business

How technology can transform your business
2 min read
Digital transformation in the middle market
Headlines on digital disruption tend to favor B2C startups and tech giants, but what’s the opportunity for mature, midmarket businesses? Good news: Practical strategies and digital opportunities abound.
Dennis Bagley
Article November 06, 2017 2 min read
The fright factor of blockchain
Raj Patel
October 20, 2017 3 min read
Keep IT right-sized through growth and change
Sri Chalasani
Article September 20, 2017 4 min read
Implementing an ERP system? Strengthen controls to prevent fraud
Scott Eiler
Article September 01, 2017 6 min read

Managing risk

Managing risk: Protecting people and data
8 min read
Turning risk into opportunity: Five questions to ask
Organizations make themselves vulnerable to risk in ways you may not have thought about. Are you vulnerable? Ask yourself these five questions.
Doug Farmer
Article August 28, 2017 8 min read
Why distressed hospitals need better internal audit controls
Tony Colarossi
Article November 10, 2017 4 min read
The fright factor of blockchain
Raj Patel
October 20, 2017 3 min read

Portfolio Companies Thought Leadership

  • Q&A on sell-side tax due diligence
    Sell-side tax due diligence not only can boost deal value but also establish credibility with a buyer, speed up the sale, and help get ahead in negotiations. Here's why it's become so popular.
    Robert Shefferly III
    March 24, 2016 1 min read
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  • Sale readiness and the value proposition of seller’s due diligence
    Thinking of selling your business? Careful transaction planning is critical to minimizing the risks and streamlining the transaction process. Use these three steps as your keys to unlock the value within your business.
    Article May 31, 2017 9 min read
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  • Improving operating margins: Four principles you need to know

    The easiest way to make a business more lucrative is to understand the drivers of top-line revenue and analyze margins on a customer, product, and market basis. Use these proven principles as you strengthen your organization.

    Jason Winters Kenneth Julien
    Article May 28, 2017 4 min read
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  • The high cost of legacy ERP systems
    Many organizations have come to realize that while ERP software doesn’t appear to generate direct revenue, it can significantly impact financial performance.
    Doug Hockenbrocht
    Whitepaper June 14, 2017 10 min read
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  • Portfolio acquisitions: Valuing intangibles
    If your private equity firm is performing the valuation of intangible assets of a portfolio company to satisfy the accounting requirements of ASC 805, our observations, best practices, and examples can help.
    Richard L. Lies, III
    Article February 03, 2016 9 min read
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Plex case study
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Manufacturer meets acquisition requirements with Plex ERP implementation
A 95-year-old, $70-million manufacturer of tool storage solutions meets acquisition requirements through a cost-saving Plex ERP implementation in a limited time frame.
Monti Piccioni
Case Study August 15, 2017 2 min read

Our clients say

Plante Moran has provided Svoboda Capital with audit, tax, valuation and consulting services for the past 5 years.  I appreciate the consistency in team members, partner involvement, their high level of quality and experience, and their responsiveness to our needs and deadlines.  Their audit and tax teams tailor their approach and solutions to ensure our portfolio companies are implementing best in class financial reporting practices and proactive tax strategies to optimize after-tax cash flows.

Richard J. Harpster Managing Director, Svoboda Capital Partners

Our Team

No matter what challenges your portfolio company faces, we have more than 350 private equity and 2,000 industry experts to help you meet the expectations of both private equity investors and company management. We take a personalized approach, building an engagement team that's best suited and entirely focused on your needs to map a strategy and help get you where you want to go.