Private Markets Group 

Chances are the world was a different place when you started your business. Today’s private enterprises face an evolving regulatory landscape, increasing operational costs, and fierce global competition. Making decisions that unlock your company’s full growth potential requires up-to-date financial reporting, an understanding of the global markets and insights on the latest business trends. The pressure to deliver in this complex environment can be distracting. But that doesn’t mean you have to abandon your vision. It only means it’s more important than ever to work with the right business adviser.

As your company changes, its needs will change. KPMG can help.

KPMG’s Private Markets Group (PMG) has the knowledge and insight to help private companies address complex marketplace challenges and drive growth in today’s global economy. Focused on serving privately-held entities, including private equity- and venture capital-backed companies, our global network of professionals offers integrated audit, tax and advisory services tailored to meet the needs of private enterprises. By providing industry perspectives and proactive guidance, our PMG teams help private companies achieve their strategic objectives throughout each stage of the business life cycle.

Insights & Thought Leadership

KPMG’s prominent role in the marketplace enables us to keep our clients abreast of emerging trends, new regulations, and other important market dynamics. The following is a sample of recent points of view on business and industry issues.


Credit Markets Q3 2014 Quarterly Update

Credit Markets Survey Findings Q1 2014

KPMG’s Capital Advisory Practice recently released its Q3 2014 Credit Markets Quarterly Update. It provides a snapshot of Q3 2014 credit market activity, including a general overview, trends, pricing and structures.

Key insights include: New-issue leveraged loan market activity slowed in the third quarter as an increase in M&A-related volume was offset by slower opportunistic deal flow amid continued net outflows in both high yield bond funds and loan mutual funds. For further details, read the full report: KPMG Capital Advisory Q3 2014 Credit Markets Update

Closing the Gaps: An Ongoing Challenge for Private Company Boards

Credit Markets Survey Findings Q1 2014

This article, developed by KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute (ACI), discusses the ongoing challenges for private company boards. Often the private company boards are dominated by founders, families, business partners and direct investors. They tend to have deep knowledge of and passion for the business, but may lack the independence, expertise, and objectivity required to clearly see and effectively respond to new risks and opportunities.

Beyond the Headlines in Washington

Credit Markets Survey Findings Q1 2014

The business issues grabbing all the political attention these days include such hot buttons as implementation (and complications) of the Affordable Care Act and possible new EPA regulation of carbon emissions. To be sure, these policies have important impacts on private companies, and you should be aware of them. But beyond the headline topics, several recently implemented regulations will impact private companies in the coming years, some less obvious than others – Conflict Minerals, Cyber Security, SEC Registrants, Initial Public Offering.

Anticipating Governance Catalysts in a Family-Owned Business

Anticipating Governance Catalysts in a Family-Owned Business

Family-owned companies can be greatly enhanced and strengthened by self-imposed professional governance standards, including independent directors and audit and compensation committees, when facing the specific challenges of growing the business, managing transitions, and financing the company.

How KPMG can help

KPMG’s Private Markets Group offers integrated audit, tax and advisory services customized to meet the unique needs of privately-owned companies, including:

  • Accounting change services
  • Closely held businesses & owners services
  • Corporate finance
  • Economic and valuation services
  • Federal tax and state & local tax services
  • Financial statement audits
  • Governance, risk, and compliance
  • International corporate and executive services
  • IPO services
  • Regulatory change and public policy

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Brian Hughes

Brian Hughes
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Markets Group Leader
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