BDO United States

BDO United States

Lee DuranPrivate Equity Practice Leader(858) 431-3410 - email
Brian EcclestonAssurance Partner, New York(212) 885-8220 - email
Scott HendonPartner, Dallas(214) 665-0750 - email
Kevin KadenPartner, New York(212) 885-7280 - email
Todd KinneyRelationship Director, New York(212) 885-7485 - email
Matt SegalAssurance Partner, Chicago(312) 616-4630 - email

Private equity represents a broad array of investment, financial and technology disciplines each with a unique set of needs and industry challenges. Today, even with improved transaction volume and capital availability, fund managers work hard to deploy capital in an increasingly complex and global business environment.

Funds and their related enterprises in every stage of the lifecycle are under pressure from continued turbulence in the financial markets, the impact of new tax legislation, and valuation gaps between buyers and sellers. A number of funds are entering the public market or taking advantage of acquisition opportunities, while others eye liquidation. However, regardless of their end strategy, funds need to seek out opportunities for portfolio growth while maximizing investors’ returns.

BDO’s Private Equity practice understands the complexities and unique needs you face from the importance of a stable annuity relationship to addressing valuation and financing issues with underlying portfolios. We assist private equity funds, portfolios, venture capital, mezzanine, and buyout firms throughout the fund cycle with all aspects of fund services, portfolio management and compliance, transaction advisory services and exit services through a comprehensive suite of integrated, value-added assurance, consulting and tax compliance services.

BDO has strong international experience to help you evaluate and secure portfolio opportunities beyond U.S. borders. For many of our private equity clients we coordinate transactions in multiple countries using common methodologies and best practices for compliance and transaction advisory contributing to seamless operations. And drawing on more than 100 years of experience in industries including, manufacturing, retail, pharmaceutical, technology and healthcare, our professionals are well-versed in the issues that can ultimately make or break a deal. With teams led by senior-level executives who listen to your needs, we can make decisions in real time and execute tailored services quickly.