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Private Equity and Venture Capital Newsletter - Winter 2015


WINTER 2015

Achieving Your Multiple: How to Boost Enterprise Value

As the economy continues to undergo marked progress in housing, job creation, manufacturing, and consumer confidence, a solid appetite for investment by private equity investors is flourishing, prompting many business owners to consider a capital raise or liquidity event. What are the key drivers to boosting enterprise value and how can business owners maximize it?

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If your firm’s portfolio contains Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution, Retail, Hospitality, or Renewable Energy companies, the following CohnReznick articles may help to build value and increase EBITDA.

Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution: Making a Vendor Managed Inventory Strategy Work for Your Company

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) programs can present an effective way for all parties in a supply chain to manage inventory needs. Both the customer and the vendor reap the benefits of increased profitability when a VMI arrangement is well executed. How? Primarily, a well-executed VMI arrangement results in lower inventory carrying costs, more effective inventory placement, fewer out-of-stock scenarios, and, oftentimes, joint decision-making regarding targeted sales-promotion activities that can help boost sales.

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Retail Industry Transformations: Ride the Wave to Stay Afloat

The retail and consumer products industry is at a crossroads of change. Technological advances have driven the steady proliferation of online and mobile shopping, and rising domestic and international competition are dramatically contributing to the changing industry landscape. With this transformation comes a variety of financial and operational challenges for retail and consumer products companies. How will industry executives embrace this unprecedented change and successfully adapt to ensure a strong financial footing?

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Restaurateurs: Boost Profitability by Building an Integrated Beverage Program

Beverages account for 30 – 45% of a restaurant’s total sales on average and generally yield a higher percentage of profit compared to food sales. A smart beverage program is undeniably important to the profitability of a restaurant business. With that in mind, beverage options must be consciously integrated into the concept of the restaurant. CohnReznick recommends that restaurateurs harmonize the selection of beverages with the chef’s menu to effectively yield higher profit and success.

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The Evolving Landscape for EPCs in US Renewables

As the renewable energy industry continues to evolve, the firms that provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for US solar and wind projects are making significant changes to address the economic realities of this evolution. This and other key findings are contained in the report, The Evolving Landscape for EPCs in US Renewables, that was researched by Bloomberg New Energy Finance and commissioned by CohnReznick’s Renewable Energy Industry Practice.

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In Case You Missed It...

Brent Solomon to Serve as Chairman of AM&AA 2015 Winter Conference

Private Equity Builds Bridges to the Construction Industry

Commercial Real Estate Private Equity Fund – 3rd Quarter 


This has been prepared for information purposes and general guidance only and does not constitute professional advice. You should not act upon the information contained in this publication without obtaining specific professional advice. No representation or warranty (express or implied) is made as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this publication, and CohnReznick LLP, its members, employees and agents accept no liability, and disclaim all responsibility, for the consequences of you or anyone else acting, or refraining to act, in reliance on the information contained in this publication or for any decision based on it.

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