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How to manage portfolio companies when the economy is down

Strategies to Turn an Economic Slump to Portfolio Companies’ Advantage

Management summary The current U.S. economic environment has profoundly hurt companies of all sizes and ownership structures. Rising raw material costs, driven by volatile commodity prices and rising supply chain costs, have crippled EBITDA margins. Adding to the pain, companies...
Private equity

The accidental distressed investor

Optimizing investment recovery

Management Summary As the credit and economic crisis deepens, many investors aresuddenly finding themselves in possession of assets or portfolio companies that are closing in on default scenarios.Managerial under-performance and over-leveraged balance sheets coupled with the economic...
Private equity

Arthur D. Little

Breakthrough enablers

Arthur D. Little is the first management consulting firm in the world. While we have invented management consulting, we have very much remained focused on innovation, and believe the current times are extremely exciting, as we are entering an era in which success will be predicated on...