New England Consulting Group Announces Private Equity Practice

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The New England Consulting Group has announced the creation of a dedicated Private Equity Practice with five U.S. offices.

The New England Consulting Group has announced the creation of a dedicated Private Equity Practice with five U.S. offices. The Private Equity Practice will be headed by Founder and CEO, Gary Stibel, and will be supported by a core team consisting of Dave Stone, Tom Hayes and Gaurav Kapoor in the company’s Westport, Connecticut headquarters.

Dave Stone will focus on customer and consumer growth initiatives; Tom Hayes, competitive and human intelligence; and Gaurav Kapoor, all aspects of the M&A practice. Satellite teams will be headed by Fred Huser (pharmaceuticals in the Princeton office), Mark Shapiro (consumer packaged goods in the Chicago office), Richard Guha (technology in the Los Angeles office) and Tom Muccio (retail in the Bentonville office). Seema Dasani will coordinate all activities on a global basis.

Areas of focus include early identification (preemption), due diligence (negotiation), disruptive growth (intervention), and window dressing (disposition). Currently, due diligence and disruptive growth comprise the largest of these practices, although New England is increasingly involved in identification projects earlier in the “food chain”.

According to CEO, Gary Stibel, “Our private equity practice has more than doubled in each of the past five years and currently accounts for over 25% of the New England Consulting Group’s total business. We have worked on deals smaller than $100 million and greater than $1 billion. Presently, four of our five U.S. offices are engaged in private equity work.”

The Lead Partner in one of the largest Private Equity Firms in the U.S. commented on New England’s Private Equity Practice: “I would absolutely never give your name to anybody else in this industry for fear they would hire you and deprive us of your services. As far as we’re concerned, you’re the best-kept secret in the management consulting industry.”

The New England Consulting Group is the world’s premier marketing management consultancy whose principals each offer 25+ years of line management and management consulting experience. For a list of New England’s clients, visit http://www.thenecg.com, or for more information, contact Suzanne Golub, Director of Public Relations at 203-226-9200.

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