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No Stone Unturned?

No Stone Unturned?

Purchasing alliances between portfolio companies in private equity context

The recession means that Private Equity Associations must face the challenge of supporting their investments. For many, a ruthless reconstruction of redundancies is necessary, which regularly leads to friction. Without doubt, reducing purchasing costs would be a more amicable solution, and would also have a positive effect on the short-term cash flow. The following approach demonstrates how Private Equity Associations can support their portfolio companies’ purchasing process through joint purchasing. When grouped together, even unattractive assets can offer appealing potential. In recent projects, Arthur D. Little’s customers achieved savings of up to 25%, with the overall average being 6.3%.

Released: January 2010

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