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.


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.

Credit Markets Survey Findings Q1 2014

Credit Markets Survey Findings Q1 2014

The Global Enterprise Institute recently held a Webcast to discuss navigating the current credit markets, including key items to consider when approaching the market. During the Webcast, more than 200 middle-market financial executives, investors, and professional advisors were surveyed in an effort to gauge market sentiment for the first half of 2014. The results of our survey are reflected in the info graphic.

KPMG’s 2013 Mid Market Outlook Survey

KPMG’s 2013 Mid Market Outlook Survey

In its fourth year, the survey reflects the insights of U.S. senior executives with middle market companies on various topics, including business opportunities and challenges, new technologies, capital spending, personnel growth, and mergers and acquisitions.

The Outlook for Private Companies: Business Pulse Survey Q4 2013

The Outlook for Private Companies: Business Pulse Survey Q4 2013
This survey, conducted in October 2013, provides an update to the 2013 Private Company Outlook survey report conducted six months prior. A number of topics are covered in this report including profitability, capital spend, top management initiatives and barriers to growth in 2014.

2013 Personal Tax Planning Guide

2013 Personal Tax Planning Guide
Our guide provides up-to-date tax information and useful tax planning tips to help you make sense of the complex array of tax laws affecting higher-income taxpayers.

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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Global Enterprise Institute


KPMG’s Global Enterprise Institute (GLEI) provides a forum where business leaders can exchange insights, share leading practices, and access the latest thought leadership about key issues and emerging trends facing private middle market companies.

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