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Private Equity

By reframing portfolio companies’ data as an asset, management teams, investment professionals, and portfolio operations teams can drive profitable growth faster and more efficiently than ever before.

Market Challenges & Opportunities

Due diligence is a complex blend of science and art, often executed in what seems like an unreasonably short period of time. Incomplete information disclosures can further complicate the process, as can an overabundance of information. Competition with other investors adds urgency, and the advantage often goes to the firm that can manage the paucity or overabundance of data most effectively. The answer to these challenges lies not just in the financial and operating data, but also in the Big Data that drives it.

Solution IPC Can Help

With Solution IPC’ Signal Hub, due diligence becomes simpler, faster, and more insightful. It actually becomes a source of competitive advantage in pursuing and evaluating transactions. Signal Hub, our flagship solution, allows you to pore over Big Data in the pre-deal phase with unprecedented speed and comprehensiveness. It helps you rapidly make the right decision about your prospective investment, backed by sophisticated data science.

Solution Overview

Improve CLV

Optimize the entire customer journey.

Signal Hub disaggregates the customer’s journey across the product lifecycle and reassembles it in an application that enables intuitive, precise measurement and intervention, helping companies orchestrate the entire customer experience.
 

How it delivers value:

  • Provides a single analytics environment that integrates customer management analytics across the product lifecycle
  • Defines and validates customer personas and associated needs at a deeply granular level of detail, enabling micro-segmentation, precision targeting, and preemptive action
  • Orchestrates multi-channel treatments that leverage all customer touchpoints
  • Helps deliver a positive customer experience at every stage of the lifecycle
  • Proactively seeks monetization opportunities to expand customer lifetime value (CLV)
Maximize Spend

Aspirational value is within your grasp.

Signal Hub analyzes your customer portfolio across all of the key factors that drive consumer spend, identifying opportunities to up-sell, cross-sell, optimize pricing, and maintain alignment with the customer’s sense of value.
 

How it delivers value:

  • Creates a data map that represents a comprehensive view of the customer, including aspirational spend and spend gap
  • Increases precision in business decisions via highly accurate predictions of future customer behavior
  • Helps marketers orchestrate interactions and interventions based on real-time intelligence and predictive analytics
  • Identifies key milestones across the customer experience journey, and frames highly tailored customer interactions aligned with those milestones
  • Packages highly tailored customer interactions into market-ready programs to capture highest-value opportunities
  • Executes programs and measures their effectiveness simultaneously
Enhance Performance

Drive more from every store and channel.

With Signal Hub, retailers can identify and quantify revenue, margin, and operational efficiency opportunities within individual stores and across the entire store footprint, tightly integrate digital and physical channels, manage the progress of key initiatives, and sustain high performance.

How it delivers value:

  • Seamlessly integrates in-store marketing, sales, and fulfillment with e-commerce channels to increase conversion and improve customer experience
  • Enables deeper understanding of buying patterns, product affinities, and brand preferences across shopping channels
  • Helps optimize merchandise assortment decisions (in-store, online, pick-up, catalog) based on local markets and demand
  • Optimizes shelf space utilization to present the right product mix and quantities and increase SKU velocity
  • Enhances in-store marketing efficacy and digital conversion based on detailed, constantly refreshed customer profiles and optimized device usage
  • Analyzes store and staff productivity holistically across all value levers to maximize sales per square foot and enhance same-store sales growth
  • Detects fraud attempts before they become losses, and mitigates fraud risk over time
Commercialize Data

Increase your return on data equity.

Signal Hub accelerates the process of extracting intelligence from large volumes of Big Data. It also packages this intelligence into an easily usable form, helping companies undertake focused business activities that maximize yield on data assets.

  • Helps private equity professionals quickly identify key sources of value and put data-driven insights to work within their portfolio companies
  • Supports the creation of new products and services to generate organic revenue growth and enhance competitive differentiation
  • Integrates large data volumes in a variety of formats and from a variety of sources, including external (third-party) data sources
  • Continually extracts highly synthesized intelligence from raw data
  • Packages the synthesized intelligence into modular elements that can be used to rapidly construct and test new analyses
  • Shares synthesized intelligence across the organization in a format that all business practitioners can use, even those who are not data scientists
  • Facilitates dynamic testing and learning in the business, improving innovation capabilities and agility
  • Uses machine learning techniques to constantly refresh the intelligence, keeping it relevant and accurate
More...

Work the value levers in a smarter way.

Whether it's predicting demand, choosing a new place to build, or making the most of your technology, advanced analytics can help make every decision a smarter one.
 
 

  • Collection Targeting & Prioritization
  • Customer Acquisition
  • Customer Care Optimization
  • Demand Prediction
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Preemptive Risk Management
  • Price Optimization
  • Sales Force Optimization
  • Procurement Spend Optimization
  • R&D Investment Optimization
  • Retail Site Selection
  • Technology Optimization

Market Challenges & Opportunities

Now you own it. How do you make it perform as you had envisioned? Value creation starts with identifying the core value levers. But shaping and executing tangible initiatives around those levers remains challenging. Big Data analytics can help you uncover patterns, reveal critical nuances, illuminate opportunities, expose risks, set priorities, and take action. If your analytics capabilities aren’t efficient, though, you may never achieve the value that you know is there.

Solution IPC Can Help

Solution IPC’ Signal Hub helps you seamlessly connect your pre-deal diligence to your post-close value creation activities, giving you greater continuity, speed, and confidence as you refine and execute your plan. Rigorous data science techniques distill and refresh key value drivers. Unique solution architecture packages insights into an easily usable form, helping you collaborate with management to drive value. Your data assets just became a whole lot smarter and more accessible, helping you optimize value across the entire company.

Solution Overview

Improve CLV

Optimize the entire customer journey.

Signal Hub disaggregates the customer’s journey across the product lifecycle and reassembles it in an application that enables intuitive, precise measurement and intervention, helping companies orchestrate the entire customer experience.
 

How it delivers value:

  • Provides a single analytics environment that integrates customer management analytics across the product lifecycle
  • Defines and validates customer personas and associated needs at a deeply granular level of detail, enabling micro-segmentation, precision targeting, and preemptive action
  • Orchestrates multi-channel treatments that leverage all customer touchpoints
  • Helps deliver a positive customer experience at every stage of the lifecycle
  • Proactively seeks monetization opportunities to expand customer lifetime value (CLV)
Maximize Spend

Aspirational value is within your grasp.

Signal Hub analyzes your customer portfolio across all of the key factors that drive consumer spend, identifying opportunities to up-sell, cross-sell, optimize pricing, and maintain alignment with the customer’s sense of value.
 

How it delivers value:

  • Creates a data map that represents a comprehensive view of the customer, including aspirational spend and spend gap
  • Increases precision in business decisions via highly accurate predictions of future customer behavior
  • Helps marketers orchestrate interactions and interventions based on real-time intelligence and predictive analytics
  • Identifies key milestones across the customer experience journey, and frames highly tailored customer interactions aligned with those milestones
  • Packages highly tailored customer interactions into market-ready programs to capture highest-value opportunities
  • Executes programs and measures their effectiveness simultaneously
Enhance Performance

Drive more from every store and channel.

With Signal Hub, retailers can identify and quantify revenue, margin, and operational efficiency opportunities within individual stores and across the entire store footprint, tightly integrate digital and physical channels, manage the progress of key initiatives, and sustain high performance.

How it delivers value:

  • Seamlessly integrates in-store marketing, sales, and fulfillment with e-commerce channels to increase conversion and improve customer experience
  • Enables deeper understanding of buying patterns, product affinities, and brand preferences across shopping channels
  • Helps optimize merchandise assortment decisions (in-store, online, pick-up, catalog) based on local markets and demand
  • Optimizes shelf space utilization to present the right product mix and quantities and increase SKU velocity
  • Enhances in-store marketing efficacy and digital conversion based on detailed, constantly refreshed customer profiles and optimized device usage
  • Analyzes store and staff productivity holistically across all value levers to maximize sales per square foot and enhance same-store sales growth
  • Detects fraud attempts before they become losses, and mitigates fraud risk over time
Commercialize Data

Increase your return on data equity.

Signal Hub accelerates the process of extracting intelligence from large volumes of Big Data. It also packages this intelligence into an easily usable form, helping companies undertake focused business activities that maximize yield on data assets.

  • Helps private equity professionals quickly identify key sources of value and put data-driven insights to work within their portfolio companies
  • Supports the creation of new products and services to generate organic revenue growth and enhance competitive differentiation
  • Integrates large data volumes in a variety of formats and from a variety of sources, including external (third-party) data sources
  • Continually extracts highly synthesized intelligence from raw data
  • Packages the synthesized intelligence into modular elements that can be used to rapidly construct and test new analyses
  • Shares synthesized intelligence across the organization in a format that all business practitioners can use, even those who are not data scientists
  • Facilitates dynamic testing and learning in the business, improving innovation capabilities and agility
  • Uses machine learning techniques to constantly refresh the intelligence, keeping it relevant and accurate
More...

Work the value levers in a smarter way.

Whether it's predicting demand, choosing a new place to build, or making the most of your technology, advanced analytics can help make every decision a smarter one.
 
 

  • Collection Targeting & Prioritization
  • Customer Acquisition
  • Customer Care Optimization
  • Demand Prediction
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Preemptive Risk Management
  • Price Optimization
  • Sales Force Optimization
  • Procurement Spend Optimization
  • R&D Investment Optimization
  • Retail Site Selection
  • Technology Optimization

Market Challenges & Opportunities

The bird has grown and is ready to leave the nest. Investor and management have collaborated for many months, working symbiotically to grow revenue, increase profitability, and establish a strong basis for a viable long-term business. The change-of-control is just the beginning, and the Big Data that drives the business is an asset that should anchor the value creation engine for years to come. If the company can’t rapidly extract insights and deploy them strategically, the future becomes much more uncertain.

Solution IPC Can Help

Whether the exit plans include an IPO, MBO, corporate sale, or secondary sale, the most important considerations are demonstrating a trajectory of profitable growth and laying the foundation to deliver it. Solution IPC’ Signal Hub focuses, simplifies, and accelerates that effort while helping the investor craft a compelling narrative backed up by Big Data analytics. Execute rapid, targeted initiatives to help boost valuation. Line up a series of initiatives that will carry the company forward on a profitable path after exit. Maximize value for both seller and buyer.

Solution Overview

Improve CLV

Optimize the entire customer journey.

Signal Hub disaggregates the customer’s journey across the product lifecycle and reassembles it in an application that enables intuitive, precise measurement and intervention, helping companies orchestrate the entire customer experience.
 

How it delivers value:

  • Provides a single analytics environment that integrates customer management analytics across the product lifecycle
  • Defines and validates customer personas and associated needs at a deeply granular level of detail, enabling micro-segmentation, precision targeting, and preemptive action
  • Orchestrates multi-channel treatments that leverage all customer touchpoints
  • Helps deliver a positive customer experience at every stage of the lifecycle
  • Proactively seeks monetization opportunities to expand customer lifetime value (CLV)
Maximize Spend

Aspirational value is within your grasp.

Signal Hub analyzes your customer portfolio across all of the key factors that drive consumer spend, identifying opportunities to up-sell, cross-sell, optimize pricing, and maintain alignment with the customer’s sense of value.
 

How it delivers value:

  • Creates a data map that represents a comprehensive view of the customer, including aspirational spend and spend gap
  • Increases precision in business decisions via highly accurate predictions of future customer behavior
  • Helps marketers orchestrate interactions and interventions based on real-time intelligence and predictive analytics
  • Identifies key milestones across the customer experience journey, and frames highly tailored customer interactions aligned with those milestones
  • Packages highly tailored customer interactions into market-ready programs to capture highest-value opportunities
  • Executes programs and measures their effectiveness simultaneously
Enhance Performance

Drive more from every store and channel.

With Signal Hub, retailers can identify and quantify revenue, margin, and operational efficiency opportunities within individual stores and across the entire store footprint, tightly integrate digital and physical channels, manage the progress of key initiatives, and sustain high performance.

How it delivers value:

  • Seamlessly integrates in-store marketing, sales, and fulfillment with e-commerce channels to increase conversion and improve customer experience
  • Enables deeper understanding of buying patterns, product affinities, and brand preferences across shopping channels
  • Helps optimize merchandise assortment decisions (in-store, online, pick-up, catalog) based on local markets and demand
  • Optimizes shelf space utilization to present the right product mix and quantities and increase SKU velocity
  • Enhances in-store marketing efficacy and digital conversion based on detailed, constantly refreshed customer profiles and optimized device usage
  • Analyzes store and staff productivity holistically across all value levers to maximize sales per square foot and enhance same-store sales growth
  • Detects fraud attempts before they become losses, and mitigates fraud risk over time
Commercialize Data

Increase your return on data equity.

Signal Hub accelerates the process of extracting intelligence from large volumes of Big Data. It also packages this intelligence into an easily usable form, helping companies undertake focused business activities that maximize yield on data assets.

  • Helps private equity professionals quickly identify key sources of value and put data-driven insights to work within their portfolio companies
  • Supports the creation of new products and services to generate organic revenue growth and enhance competitive differentiation
  • Integrates large data volumes in a variety of formats and from a variety of sources, including external (third-party) data sources
  • Continually extracts highly synthesized intelligence from raw data
  • Packages the synthesized intelligence into modular elements that can be used to rapidly construct and test new analyses
  • Shares synthesized intelligence across the organization in a format that all business practitioners can use, even those who are not data scientists
  • Facilitates dynamic testing and learning in the business, improving innovation capabilities and agility
  • Uses machine learning techniques to constantly refresh the intelligence, keeping it relevant and accurate
More...

Work the value levers in a smarter way.

Whether it's predicting demand, choosing a new place to build, or making the most of your technology, advanced analytics can help make every decision a smarter one.
 
 

  • Collection Targeting & Prioritization
  • Customer Acquisition
  • Customer Care Optimization
  • Demand Prediction
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Preemptive Risk Management
  • Price Optimization
  • Sales Force Optimization
  • Procurement Spend Optimization
  • R&D Investment Optimization
  • Retail Site Selection
  • Technology Optimization

What the Market Is Saying

“Our due diligence process relies on a large volume of structured and unstructured data about the companies we are evaluating.  Solution IPC’ Signal Hub significantly enhances our ability to quickly incorporate valuable external data and detect underlying patterns in the company’s internal data to better inform our investment decisions. Opera helps us substantially increase insight that drives higher returns and lower risks for our investors.”

—Robert Mulcare, Director; New Mountain Capital

“Solution IPC does a great job of filtering the Signal from the noise. In a time-sensitive deal environment, they allowed us to move beyond ‘top of the waves’ data analysis and quickly process millions of customers’ records and transactions in order to better understand key components of our investment thesis.”

—Principal, Prominent Mid-Market Private Equity Firm

“The Solution IPC team worked side by side with our portfolio company to fundamentally rethink underwriting practices. Their analytics impressed everyone, and they helped turn a skeptical management team into advocates for change.”

—Jason F., Top Emerging Mid-Market Private Equity Firm

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