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Past Event  |  07/12/2022  |  New York

NY Roundtable: Protecting Value During a Challenging Economic Environment

Accordion Roundtable Series Presents…
Protecting Value During a Challenging Economic Environment

How can PE teams mitigate external market stressors and improve liquidity in an uncertain economy?

The context: Continued COVID impact, persistent inflation, supply chain constraints, and markets moving into bear territory. These external “stressors” hover over portfolio company performance.

The conclusion: It’s never been more important for management teams and sponsors to work together. PE teams and portfolio executives who are in-sync about how to proactively mitigate these stressors can succeed at both protecting and creating value, even during a down cycle.

Please join us as we discuss:

  • What strategies and processes can be put in place now to mitigate external “stressors” and maintain portfolio value?
  • How can sponsors conduct effective portfolio triage to ensure their portfolio remains largely in the green, or at least, away from the red?
  • Which forecasting, budgeting, and scenario planning processes are best suited to protect EBITDA and liquidity in an era of certain uncertainty?
  • How can sponsors maintain adequate portfolio company liquidity to weather whatever comes next?
  • How can sponsors help portfolio management navigate nuanced supply chain issues and disruptions?
  • What are the best strategies to employ in a market where high demand for a limited supply of talent intersects with a mandate for cost control?
  • And more….

Meet the Discussion Leaders

Atul Aggarwal
Atul Aggarwal
President, Accordion

Atul became the President of Accordion in 2019. He joined Accordion from Bain & Company, where he was a Partner in the New York office. During his 20-year career at Bain, Atul worked for both corporate and Private Equity clients.  Read more

Seth Brody
Seth Brody
Partner, Global Head of OEP, Apax Partners

Seth Brody is a partner and Global Head of the Operational Excellence Practice at Apax Partners. Since joining in 2008, Seth has served in numerous interim management positions across the Apax portfolio, driving operational best practices and digital transformation throughout those enterprises.  Read more