www.pwcaccelerator.com Our value proposition for Private Equity A direct access to tomorrow’s worldwide leaders Invest in the companies that will shape the future Head of Investments at a large European Family Office “PwC’s Accelerator offers deal flows industry intelligence to investors who are keen to invest in fast growing companies. Investing directly into PE companies as opposed to investing into PE funds is increasingly appealing. However, we lack the intelligence to do so with confidence. The PE Acceleration Services gives us the confidence we need to make direct investment decisions with the comfort of having an expert at our side. PwC’s Accelerator has provided us with all the intelligence needed to make a decision” “PICS is a rapidly expanding global provider of supply chain risk management services, who over the last 12 months have benefited greatly from our participation in the PwC Accelerator programme. The ability to extend our business reach globally at an improved pace, whilst better managing our associated risks, has allowed us to deliver world class service to some of the biggest brands in industry. We see this relationship creating ongoing value for our clients, ourselves and our investors.” John Moreland CEO and Founder, PICS Auditing LLC You Your strategic challenges As an investor, maximising the return on your investments while mitigating your risks is crucial. That’s why the companies you invest in need to have a promising vision and the level of business sophistication you’re looking for. Besides ﬁnding the right target, deﬁning an investment plan is another challenge you face. While entrepreneurs welcome investors’ equity and expertise as means of expanding their business, their long-term vision might differ from your own. Here lies a clear need to bridge the gap between your objectives and the entrepreneur’s ambitions, and to design a win-win approach that meets the requirements and wishes of both of you. As an investor you might face some challenges including: • identifying qualified international investment opportunities, • finding assistance in your deal execution, • increasing significantly the value of your companies portfolio. Your operational challenges Market intelligence Sourcing Due diligence process PE investment Fund ✔ ✔ ✔ Family Office / HNWI ✔ ✔ ✔ Corporates ✔ ✔ ✔ Government Fund ✔ ✔ ✔ YOU MAY NEED Deal transaction structure Value acceleration Exit ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ YOU ARE ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ We At PwC’s Accelerator, we’ve developed: • a highly rigorous investment process, • a methodology to identify, select and assist the leading companies of tomorrow. Why PwC’s Accelerator You’ll benefit from a full range of services to assist you during every phase of your private equity investment ventures: • our long-standing experience in the management of innovation and internationalisation; • a global reach thanks to our international network; and • our expertise in major investment areas: Entreprise Software, Big Data, Financial Technologies and Security. You’ll get exclusive access to high-potential companies: • that have developed innovative solutions in cutting-edge sectors: enterprise software, cloud-based services, cybersecurity, big data and analytics, as well as financial technologies; • whose management has demonstrated a strong commitment to taking the company global; • that boast strong financial assets and an annual turnover exceeding €20 million; and • that have been selected by Fortune 500 clients. Together Investing in companies is a complex and uncertain undertaking. You need to make sure your ﬁnancial ventures ﬁt your investments proﬁle, take into account all the intricacies of your target’s current and future situation, and make the most of the opportunities for development and revenue growth along the way. Whether you’re looking for suitable candidates, developing a strategy or getting ready to exit a company, we’ll use our vast experience and resources to advise you every step of the way. At PwC’s Accelerator, we can help you create the value you’re looking for. Creating value 1 Market intelligence • Industry • Company • Country 2 3 Sourcing • International • Focus • Qualified 4 Due diligence process • Market, client, business models prior to LOI • International coordination 5 Deal transaction structure • Best structure • Optimal localisation • Lean management of structure 6 Value acceleration • Market prioritisation • International revenue generation • Operational support in 155 countries Exit • Company preparation • Search for international opportunities • Post exit For more information, please visit the dedicated Investors page on PwC’s Accelerator’s website: Geographical breakdown of dealflow as of November 2014 15% France Luxembourg 29% UK 3% USA and Canada Germany 7% Eastern Europe Switzerland Spain, Portugal and Italy Other 2% 7% 8% Dealﬂow by industry sector as of November 2014 17% 20% 11% 27% Entr. Software Safety & Security Clean Tech. + Energy Advanced Manufacturing Big Data Financial Tech Health & Well Being Other 16% 10% 3% 10% 8% 6% Why PwC? A local leader Backed by the world’s leading network PwC Luxembourg (www.pwc.lu) is the largest professional services firm in Luxembourg with more than 2,450 people employed from 55 different countries. It provides audit, tax and advisory services including management consulting, transaction, financing and regulatory advice to a wide variety of clients from local and middle market entrepreneurs to large multinational companies operating from Luxembourg and the Greater Region. It helps its clients create value they are looking for by giving comfort to the capital markets and providing advice through an industry focused approach. The global PwC network is the largest provider of professional services in audit, tax and advisory. We’re a network of independent firms in 157 countries and employ more than 195,000 people. 2,450 € 315m people 2014 turnover PwC global Network: More than 195,000 people in 157 countries A network of Accelerators in strategic locations 6th Diversity: 47% Women largest private employer 55 different 9th largest nationalities With the expansion of PwC’s global network of Accelerators and Innovation Centres, PwC is even better placed to help high growth companies quickly scale by providing access to the tools needed to become market leaders. Fulfilling global aspirations is more possible than ever with PwC’s Global Network. PwC’s Accelerator Luxembourg PwC’s Accelerator Germany PwC’s Accelerator Singapore Your entry point to the Asian Market (IT and gaming) PwC’s Accelerator Moscow CTI (Centre for Technology and Innovation) Your Technology and Innovation hub employer Publications and adding partnership regime Luxembourg limited investment By improving the existing to its legal arsenal of limited partnership the Private industry (including the Luxembourg special fund the alternative investment as alternative investment vehicles dedicated to offers a new solution to alternative Equity industry), Luxembourgand Venture Capital operations and Equity jurisdiction to Private and promoters in general. valuation and tax rules investment funds managers the main legal, accounting, limited partnerships and summarises publication Luxembourg This regulated and unregulated pertaining to both . limited partnerships Luxembourg special ited Luxembourg Lim Partnership ate-equity www.pwc.lu/priv iPad 9:45 AM Connect 100% PwC's Accelerator 2, Gerhard Mercator BP 1443 L-1014 Luxembourg www.pwcaccelerator.com Download our new “PE Connect” application onto your tablet from the Apple or Google Play app store. Follow us on Linkedin Your contacts at PwC’s Accelerator Laurent Probst Partner [email protected] +352 49 48 48-4117 Grégoire Huret Partner [email protected] +352 49 48 48-2132 Vincent Lebrun Partner [email protected] +352 49 48 48-3193 © 2014 PricewaterhouseCoopers, Société coopérative. All rights reserved. In this document, “PwC Luxembourg” refers to PricewaterhouseCoopers, Société coopérative (Luxembourg) which is a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (“PwC IL”), each member firm of which is a separate and independent legal entity. PwC IL cannot be held liable in any way for the acts or omissions of its member firms.
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