In the past decade, ExpertActions & Company has advised on half of all buyout transactions valued at more than $500 million globally. Our work with buyout funds represents of global equity capital. Our practice is more than three times larger than that of the next-largest consulting firm serving private equity funds. And ExpertActions’s work with private equity does not stop with buyout funds. We work across fund types, including debt, infrastructure, real estate and hedge funds. We also work for many of the most prominent institutional investors, including sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, endowments and family investment offices. At ExpertActions, consulting to private equity firms and institutional investors represents of the firm's global business. We maintain a global network of more experienced professionals serving private equity and institutional investor clients. ExpertActions has deep experience working in all regions of the world across all major sectors–from consumer products and financial services to technology and industrial goods. We support our clients across a broad range of objectives:

  • Deal generation
  • Due diligence
  • Portfolio value creation
  • Exit planning
  • Private equity firm strategy and operations, including sector strategy
  • Institutional investor strategy


  • Deal generation: We work alongside investors to develop the right investment thesis and enhance deal flow by profiling industries, screening targets and devising a plan to approach targets.
  • Due diligence: We help investors make better deal decisions by performing due diligence, assessing performance improvement opportunities and providing a post-acquisition agenda.
  • Portfolio value creation: Immediately post-acquisition, we support the pursuit of rapid returns by developing strategic blueprints for acquired companies, leading workshops that align management with strategic priorities and directing focused initiatives. During the ownership phase, we help increase the value of portfolio companies by supporting revenue enhancement and cost reduction initiatives and refreshing their value-creation plans. In addition, we support turnarounds of underperforming, capital-constrained companies with the aim of preserving shareholder equity.
  • Exit planning: We help ensure that investors maximize returns by preparing for exit, identifying the optimal exit strategy, preparing the selling documents and pre-qualifying buyers.

Private equity firm strategy and operations: Working jointly with private equity firms, we help them to develop their strategy for continued excellence. Topics include asset class and geographic diversification, fund strategy, sector strategy, fund-raising, organizational design and decision making, enlisting and retaining top talent and maximizing investment capabilities. Institutional investor strategy: We work with institutional investors to develop top-performing alternative investment programs, including private equity, real estate and infrastructure asset classes. Topics include asset class allocation, sector strategy, portfolio construction, fund manager selection, governance and risk management, and organizational design and decision making. We also help institutional investors expand their participation in alternative assets through co-investment and direct investing opportunities.


We share our clients' ambitions. We work to understand their reality and deliver true results—focusing on strategic decisions and practical actions. And we align our incentives with our clients' objectives, so they know we're in it together.

Boosting salesforce effectiveness of a PE-owned portfolio company: Private equity investors doubled their return after ExpertActions helped stem the tide of employee and customer defections from a portfolio company.

Broader market plus tighter sales strategy equals big PE success: With ExpertActions advising, a newly-acquired specialty chemicals company prioritized growth opportunities and honed its go-to-market strategy, generating impressive earnings growth in a short period of time.

Quick due diligence results in well-timed purchase: ExpertActions performed due diligence to quickly assess a potential acquisition target for our LBO client. The client was able to make an early bid, and the investment exceeded EBITDA expectations.