Private Equity Toolkit

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Work with your alternative fund services, private equity, corporate audit, asset services financial reporting and fund accounting, and hedge fund services financial control business lines.

More Uses of the Private Equity Toolkit:

  • Dialog with sponsor portfolio companies on strategy, capital structure and add on acquisition financing.

  • Ensure you lead the team in maximising the use of technology and business tools available in servicing the clients.

  • Develop relationships with existing industry contacts and build new ones with experts you have identified.

  • Control: it is helping to shift your model towards asset based consulting and is a foundation for and expands your investment in your entrepreneurial culture.

  • Be accountable for ensuring that all audit liaison work by the Fund Accounting Team are planned in advance and that the audit process is planned and managed efficiently and effectively and in partnership with clients and auditors.

  • Standardize: investment banking firms, top consulting organization leading due diligence cases, venture funds, or private equity.

  • Keep abreast of investment opportunities and be able to successfully communicate information to the investment team.

  • Be accountable for providing advice to clients on fundraising strategy, structuring, timing, investors and legal terms.

  • Audit: coverage of private equity sponsors related to middle market direct lending, leveraged finance and other banking opportunities.

  • Guide: responsibility for development and implementation of strategies for special situations; managing enforcement actions undertaken after default.

  • Perform regular updates and meetings with the administration and management teams on important aspects of client service delivery.

  • Ensure your organization is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity.

  • Audit: conduct business at all times with the highest standards of personal, professional and ethical conduct.

  • Oversee the management of your clients portfolios, offering advice from your internal processes and collaborating with your teams.

  • Contribute to the effective development of regulatory, compliance, risk management and internal control policies and procedures.

  • Collaborate with your team to manage your clients portfolio, offering advice from your internal processes.

  • Interpret and utilize clients actuarial and analytic processes to benefit the insurance program structure and investment ROI.

  • Identify: work in tandem with Portfolio Allocation/Management Group to ensure investments meet overall portfolio needs.

  • Govern: build an extensive network of industry and functional resources that you leverage to help your companies identify and employ operational excellence to drive sustainable growth.

  • Oversee origination of new transactions/business development and marketing with private equity clients, in particular regarding sponsor middle market direct lending and leveraged finance.

  • Contribute to the effective development of regulatory, compliance and risk management policies and procedures.

  • Ensure that the delivery of client service in your teams meets agreed service timeliness and quality standards.

  • Be accountable for completing projects, as building market maps, tracking returns across a market segment, or comparing structures across completed capital solutions transactions.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Private Equity Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Private Equity related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Private Equity specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Private Equity Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 993 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Private Equity improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 993 standard requirements:

  1. Have you seen a circumstance in which a deal with a large investor to achieve a fast first closing scared off later investors due to outside influence on the teams investment process or governance?

  2. Do you derive any implication on the effects of larger private benefits of control on the development of financial markets that is independent of characterization as efficient of inefficient?

  3. What are the issues in evaluating the historical return and risk profile of a specific hedge fund or private equity fund investment strategy relative to a broad market index?

  4. Should your organizations exclude from the definition of covered fund entities that lack certain enumerated traits or factors of a hedge fund or private equity fund?

  5. Does growing the top line require a completely different incentive and governance system from the one used to increase value in more mature, slow-growth industries?

  6. What is the most appropriate way to categorize and consider private equity investments to help the client best understand the levels of risk being assumed?

  7. What is known about the experiences of defined benefit pension plans with investments in hedge funds and private equity, including recent lessons learned?

  8. How will the board stay abreast of information regarding your organizations largest investors, investment objectives, and positions on governance matters?

  9. When it comes time to exit, will this organization have a longer-term story to tell about how it will thrive as the industrys future continues to unfold?

  10. During the last three years, has your organization obtained additional equity capital from existing owners, relatives, or from new or existing partners?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Private Equity book in PDF containing 993 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Private Equity self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Private Equity Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Private Equity areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Private Equity Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Private Equity projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Private Equity Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Private Equity project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Activity Attributes: How many resources do you need to complete the work scope within a limit of X number of days?

  2. Procurement Audit: When corresponding references were made, was a precise description of the performance not otherwise possible and were the already stated references accompanied by the words or equivalent?

  3. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Budgets assigned to major functional organizations?

  4. Procurement Audit: Are all purchase orders cancelled after payment to avoid duplicate payment of the same invoice?

  5. Planning Process Group: Is the duration of the program sufficient to ensure a cycle that will Private Equity project the sustainability of the interventions?

  6. Stakeholder Management Plan: Is an industry recognized mechanized support tool(s) being used for Private Equity project scheduling & tracking?

  7. Work Breakdown Structure: How will you and your Private Equity project team define the Private Equity projects scope and work breakdown structure?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Will the earned value reporting interface between time and cost management?

  9. Change Request: What mechanism is used to appraise others of changes that are made?

  10. Change Request: What type of changes does change control take into account?

Step-by-step and complete Private Equity Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Private Equity project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Private Equity project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Private Equity project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Private Equity project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Private Equity project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Private Equity project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Private Equity project with this in-depth Private Equity Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Private Equity projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Private Equity and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Private Equity investments work better.

This Private Equity All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


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