Private Equity 

These are interesting times for private equity (PE) houses. Fundraising has become a matter of proven exits and operational improvement initiatives through periods of investment. Australian investors are reviewing their PE allocations because of regulatory changes such as MySuper. This has resulted in the need for houses to head offshore for funds. Even with the gradual increase in merger and acquisition (M&A) activity globally, the scope for the PE house to leverage transactions aggressively is reduced.

David Willis

David Willis

National Sector Leader, Private Equity

+61 2 9346 6220


In today's market a new focus on building value and managing performance from existing assets emerges. PE houses are likely to need a wider range of skills at their disposal than is necessary purely for deals.


Therefore, the services our clients traditionally expect from us have broadened beyond the deal and taken on a longer-term context.


KPMG is now taking one of the leading positions in offering a combined approach to helping our clients with their strategic, deal and portfolio management issues.


Our involvement covers:


We have a broad range of skills, comprising experienced PE advisers from corporate finance, transaction and commercial due diligence and tax. We have the skills our PE clients need to help support them, through the fund raising and investment life cycles.