How Thrive Drives the Success of PE Funds and Their Portfolio Companies
Today, private equity firms are looking at unique challenges. In a highly competitive market, with the need to deploy capital quickly, private equity firms work in uncertain market conditions and must deal with the pressure of increased competition and investor expectations.
The success of an investment depends on the ability to move fast, be strategic with growth, and efficient with operations and integration. Thrive assists PE firms at different points of the life cycle, from pre-close IT diligence to ongoing portfolio enablement to exit preparedness.
We are often engaged by private equity and private equity-backed companies to address technology challenges and mitigate risk, so time and energy can be spent on growing businesses and creating shareholder value.
The Unique Nature of the Alternative Investment Community
What makes private equity companies unique is the wide array of industries they invest in. A private equity firm may own a company that must meet certain government or military requirements, or perhaps a company in the medical field that must meet HIPAA compliance objectives.
For many private equity funds, there is an appetite for protecting their LP’s investments in the portfolio companies they acquire. Operational IT diligence should be done on acquired companies, as these are often owner-operated businesses purchased to become part of much larger enterprises. If there are security concerns within a newly acquired portfolio company or platform investment, it’s important to implement a new standard for these businesses and fortify them before capital is deployed and growth is accelerated through the acquisition of other companies.
PE and investment firms are often a target for hackers. If a PE fund or portfolio company is infiltrated, sensitive financial information may be at risk. Thrive specializes in protecting enterprise value while securing the internet infrastructure, applications, and Cloud platforms that power your business.
Providing Experienced PE Consulting Services
Through each stage of the investment lifecycle, we enable PE partners to focus on growth and the future.
Through Pre-Close IT Diligence, Thrive works with PE customers to understand the potential risk areas within the technology stack, explaining compliance requirements and steps that must be taken to secure the stack. For add-on investments, we will review the IT infrastructure of a target company to ensure smooth integration.
Once a business has been acquired, we go in-depth to create a technology roadmap that discusses risk mitigation, infrastructure, and the creation of secure IT operations, all through the Post-Close IT Operations Baseline & Roadmap.
A complete review of cyber security tools, processes, and staffing will be completed during the Cyber Security and Risk Planning stage, with the creation or validation of security compliance policies and procedures.
In the Integration Services & Carve Outs stage, we align with portfolio company leadership, PE sponsor deal teams, and operations support groups to execute any recommendations and carry out integration efforts.
Ongoing Portfolio Management provides guidance to portfolio companies through our service offerings such as vCIO or vCISO, helping to deliver digital transformation. When a portfolio company is marketed, we will provide Exit Preparedness services to position a company for growth.
Thrive understands the challenges private equity firms face on a daily basis. To learn more about our PE-focused services, get in touch with the Thrive team today!