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.

Featured Program

Credit Markets Survey Findings Q1 2014

Are you one of America’s top 40 entrepreneurs? QuantumShift is a developmental experience for today’s most promising private leaders, brought to you by KPMG and the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. QuantumShift challenges you to improve your leadership approach, inspire your people, maximize growth opportunities, and take your business – and yourself – to the next level. Explore the QuantumShift Program.


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.



Women Entrepreneurs: Passion, Purpose and Perseverance

Credit Markets Survey Findings Q1 2014

Gain insight into the perspectives of successful women entrepreneurs and learn which traits have propelled their business success. In this white paper, KPMG surveyed 200+ women business founders and leaders from companies on the Inc. 5000 list and explored the key factors that female entrepreneurs cite as core to their success. The enlightening responses highlight the strong advances that women have made in entrepreneurialism.

After the JOBS Act: The Impact on Private Companies

After the JOBS Act: The Impact on Private Companies

The JOBS Act was designed to spur business growth by enhancing access to capital for both private and public companies. We recently spoke with Kate Mitchell, partner and cofounder at Scale Venture Partners, to understand the impact on private companies and their governance.

Going Global? Manage Foreign Exchange Risk

Going Global? Manage Foreign Exchange Risk
If your company is operating globally, or preparing to do so, it’s critical to have a foreign exchange risk management strategy in place, especially in an era of increased volatility in exchange rates. Learn why a foreign exchange risk management strategy is critical to achieving your growth goals when expanding global operations.

Tackling Innovation on a Tight Budget

Tackling Innovation on a Tight Budget
69% of private company CEOs are concerned about the future relevancy of their products and services and are therefore focused on improving them through innovation. Discover strategies for driving innovation among competing priorities in the latest installment of our Privately Speaking series.

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
National Private

Markets Group Leader
+1 (267) 256-1820

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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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