At a strategic level, private equity fund managers contend with the challenges of continued deal flow and capital sourcing. When transaction, regulatory, or operational issues arise, they need experienced and easily-accessed financial expertise in order to remain focused on the big picture. EisnerAmper’s private equity fund team offers comprehensive transaction, tax, and advisory support, so fund managers can concentrate on their core responsibilities of charting investment strategy.
EisnerAmper works with private equity funds of all sizes and at every stage of the fund life cycle. Fund managers engage us to help with intricate questions about transactions and due diligence (including valuations, balance-sheet readiness, earnings quality, forensic analysis, and distressed company assessments); U.S. and international tax compliance (including entity structuring and FATCA); and assurance services (including fund audit and operational or risk management reviews).
On a day-to-day basis, funds also turn to us for back-office support, including outsourced CFO and performance attestation services, and the services we provide directly to portfolio companies. The professionals in EisnerAmper’s Corporate Finance Group offer thorough knowledge and understanding of valuation issues related to financial reporting for companies and alternative asset managers and provide insight into key aspects of the due diligence process.
When appropriate, our private equity fund team draws upon the expertise of related EisnerAmper specialty professionals who have extensive knowledge and expertise in initial public offerings, anti-money laundering and cybersecurity. Our multidisciplinary team has robust insight to specific investment strategies and industries, including biotech, health care and real estate, because our niche groups specialize in and serve many of those types of portfolio companies. For global funds with international interests and/or tax considerations, EisnerAmper offers the resources of EisnerAmper Global, a network of independent firms with offices in key financial centers around the world.
We have worked with clients throughout all stages of the fund cycle and portfolio investments. Our advisors understand the unique needs of private equity, portfolio, venture capital and mezzanine funds as well as buyout firms.
The fund industry has recognized the impact of our approach: EisnerAmper was named Hedgeweek’s “Top North American Accounting Firm” for 2015; voted a “Top Accounting Firm” for Institutional Investor’s Alpha Awards for the past 3 years, in all 5 of its surveyed aspects of service; and selected as the “Best Tax Advisor” by Alt Credit Intelligence.