CMF Presents Olympic-Themed Private Equity Portfolio Company Decathlon Events

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As current economic and dealmaking challenges lead more private equity funds to shift their management strategy, a new white paper from CMF Associates outlines recommendations -- within the framework of 10 decathlon events -- for enhancing portfolio company performance in preparation for improved deal conditions.

The decathlon events at the upcoming Beijing Summer Olympic Games present a compelling analogy for this renewed focus area, and can help funds favorably position portfolio companies in preparation for improved deal conditions.

CMF Associates, a provider of transaction- and transition-focused financial and management advisory solutions to private equity, middle-market and small cap public companies, today announced a new white paper outlining Olympic-themed portfolio company decathlon events designed to help private equity funds enhance holdings performance.

"In this summer's withering economy and parched deal-making landscape, we see private equity funds shifting their management strategy to optimizing current portfolio holdings performance," said Thomas Bonney, founder and managing director, CMF Associates. "The decathlon events at the upcoming Beijing Summer Olympic Games present a compelling analogy for this renewed focus area, and can help funds favorably position portfolio companies in preparation for improved deal conditions."

Both the Olympic and portfolio decathlons involve arduous tests of speed, strength, skill, endurance, and perseverance. But while the Olympic decathlon winner earns the title of "World's Greatest Athlete," high-performing portfolio companies can yield enhanced returns worthy of the "World's Greatest Companies."

The white paper outlines how funds can emerge victorious by focusing on the following "portfolio performance decathlon" events:
1. Give CFO Qualifications a High Jump
2. Take a Long Jump into Overseas Markets
3. Shot Put Your Marketing Message over the Internet
4. Sprint 100 Meters to Enhanced Operations Visibility
5. Apply 400-Meter Views on Seasonality
6. Take a 1500-Meter Route to Long-Term Planning
7. Harness the "Going Green" Discus Spin
8. Pole Vault over Organizational Barriers
9. Clear the 110-Meter Hurdles to Profitability
10. Throw the Javelin of Leadership

Read the CMF white paper, "A New Portfolio Company Performance Decathlon."

About CMF Associates, LLC
CMF Associates, LLC delivers transaction- and transition-focused financial and management advisory solutions to private equity, middle-market and small cap public companies. CMF's offering includes financial and management consulting; buy side acquisition search; and financial executive search services. Typical clients are $20M-500M middle-market companies requiring additional resources to manage complex projects with a lot of moving parts. CMF is headquartered in Philadelphia and serves clients nationally in industries including retail, wholesale and consumer products; manufacturing and distribution; services; software and high technology. For more information about CMF, please visit http://www.cmfassociates.com.

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