BOSTON (March 17, 2017)
Valuation Research Corporation (VRC), a trusted pure valuation- only services provider in the U.S, is pleased to announce Managing Director Vince Flaherty
, CFA, will join the panel “Managing a PE Portfolio Toward the End of an Economic Cycle” at the upcoming PartnerConnect East event in Boston. The panel is part of the Buyout Funds Track, and will be held at 2 p.m. ET on March 22.
The economy is in its longest period of expansion, and although private equity has remained strong through 2016, competitive pressures are rising as private equity continues to mature with more competitors and types of capital deployed. Additionally, change is on the horizon with the new presidential administration.
“Managing a PE portfolio is a continuous process. Macro-economic cycles influence the industry, but the relative impact can vary significantly on a client-by-client basis as each is often in its own micro-cycle of managing the portfolio,” said Flaherty. “The relatively longer-term investment horizon of many PE investors is a great hedge in dealing with the back end of an economic cycle.”
Flaherty specializes in valuations for financial reporting, incentive compensation, mergers and acquisitions and tax restructuring purposes for clients in multiple industries. He has significant experience working with clients in many segments of the financial services industry, including banking, investment management, investment banking and private equity.
“Unlike prior decades, private equity firms cannot live by financial engineering alone even with the availability of cheap credit,” he said. “At VRC, we’re seeing a continuing trend of the buildout of teams of industry experts as operating partners, placing an emphasis on operational improvements as a source of competitive advantage.”
Valuation Research Corporation is a full-service, independent, global valuation firm. Our focal point is exclusively valuations that offer judgment beyond modeling. The result provides an accurate and customized view of the value of your business. Since 1975, our network of nearly 1,000 valuation professionals has provided objective, supportable conclusions of value to domestic and international clients. VRC has locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, Milwaukee, New York, Princeton, San Francisco, and Tampa; as well as international affiliates in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Germany, India, Luxembourg, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, and the United Kingdom.