We address critical commercial and strategic questions throughout the investment life-cycle

Kaiser’s Private Equity and M&A Practice supports clients ranging from the world’s largest PE firms, to active Corporate Development teams, to smaller sector specialists.

While many of the questions we tackle are common in the Merger and Acquisition (M&A) world, our approach to answering them is quite different. Whether we are screening targets, tackling a market sizing and growth exercise, conducting Commercial Due Diligence (CDD), or helping portfolio companies address commercial questions, we think like investors and our custom research and analyses are designed to inform critical decisions. We begin each engagement with a scientific mandate to investigate a series of relevant and specific questions in an objective and fact-based manner.

Our approach combines (a) rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis, (b) thorough original primary research and (c) a keen understanding of what makes and breaks deals in the current market. We are committed to developing best practice methods that enable us to provide sound advice at any stage in the investment cycle.

Our services are particularly effective in niche sectors, or in situations where the investment thesis is based on a particular angle that is not sufficiently covered in the public domain.

We do not rely on commoditized information sources like industry veterans or “expert” networks. The world changes too fast, and a few peoples’ experiences, and interpretation of the issues at hand are simply too limited a view. Instead, we learn from operators in the field – i.e., the active decision makers, influencers, users and administrators who together drive preference and choice. We believe that this approach drives more unique and valuable analyses, creating a valuable edge in competitive deal processes

Our services are particularly effective in niche and / or fast changing sectors, or in situations where the investment thesis is based on a particular angle that is not sufficiently covered in the public domain due to our unique ability to create a totally “new-to-the-world” and accurate fact base via best practice primary-research.