For Private Equity

Private Equity (PE) ownership of mid-market companies is increasing. Of course, PE firms are driven by valuations, and these days IT and tech is at the heart of business value.

This really matters whether you are an investor, the CEO of a PE-owned business, or a business owner looking to maximize your company value.

There are four areas where IT strategy and execution drive value:

Scalability

Well-organized technology and well-implemented processes are critical to providing good service at low cost; to enable clear, flexible and timely management information; to enable growth; and to deliver high margins.

Due diligence

IT and tech due diligence in mid-market deals is too often an overly simplified box-ticking exercise. This approach supplies limited value and lacks commercial insight (and is often hugely over-priced!).

The basics need to be carefully checked. But in the mid-market, expectations need to be realistic. And, most importantly, value-focused buyers need more than just an endless list of risks — they need insight into future opportunities.

Marketing innovation

These days almost every marketing innovation has its roots in technology. Both businesses and consumers are increasingly finding, choosing, and buying products and services online.

For marketing innovations to work successfully, marketing and tech execs need to work hand-in- glove.

Digital transformation

These days, a company’s size is no indication of its ability to transform itself or the entire market. Even a smaller company can radically improve its internal operations and market proposition using digital technology.

Mid-market PE is an area where tech is particularly important because it drives value.

Below are some relevant briefings, posts, videos and stories from our clients.

All written in Plain English and suitable for CEOs and Exec members.

How Systems & Digital Drive Business Value for Private Equity (PE)

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What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a digital-only currency, or “cryptocurrency,” created in 2009. It has many (or perhaps all) of...

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Technology Roadmap for Growth Knowledge Center

Companies planning growth need to have a plan for how their Tech can support and drive this growth. Read more
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Oxitec

Oxitec is a world-class pioneer in controlling insects that spread disease and damage crops. Oxitec were acquired by Intrexon… Read more

Client story

Digital Transformation Knowledge Center

Digital Transformation may just mean simple IT done well. Or it may mean genuine technology innovation, something that is breaking... Read more
Knowledge Center

COVID-19 Knowledge Center

Businesses will be facing some tough challenges over the coming weeks and months and it is vital that we in... Read more
Knowledge Center

Who is Freeman Clarke?

For every business, the COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge to the wellbeing and safety of their people. IT, systems and...

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COVID-19: Message from our Co-founder Graeme Freeman

Visit our COVID-19 knowledge center, which have more useful content related to this topic. Freeman Clarke is the largest and most...

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Urgent operational challenges from some of our clients

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COVID-19 Changing suppliers, contracts and managing cash

Freeman Clarke is the largest and most experienced team of part-time (we call it “fractional”) IT leaders. We work exclusively...

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Business Insight

COVID-19 Delivering effective homeworking

Freeman Clarke is the largest and most experienced team of part-time (we call it “fractional”) IT leaders. We work exclusively...

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COVID-19 Moving operations and supply chains

Freeman Clarke is the largest and most experienced team of part-time (we call it “fractional”) IT leaders. We work exclusively...

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