Patina is a national leader in providing private equity firms on-demand deal advisors with very specific industry, sector and product expertise. Patina supports thesis execution by quickly filling senior leadership gaps with talented, private equity-experienced interim, full-time and board executives. Patina also provides experienced consulting support across all functional areas for operational improvement initiatives. Patina's model maximizes portfolio company performance and private equity investments.
Patina Provides Private Equity Clients:
How Patina Professionals Work with Private Equity Firms and Their Portfolio Companies:
How Patina has Worked with Private Equity Clients:
Deal Sourcing: Patina’s Private Equity Scout Program
Patina helped find potential acquisition deals on behalf of its private equity client by sending out a notice to the Patina Nation. We identified proprietary deals to introduce, and over 15 leads were generated for follow-up by Patina and the firm.
Patina identified a senior, former CEO for a Private Equity client as they assessed the viability of a potential acquisition of a mid-market technology services company target. The Patina Professional reviewed the Confidential Information Memorandum, sat with the PE group at the management meeting and subsequent debriefing discussions. The potential acquisition target executives liked the Professional so much that the client positioned him as the ultimate Chairman in their Letter of Intent. The client firm appreciated the unique industry expertise, objectivity and schedule flexibility of our Professional.
Patina provided an interim COO for a mid-market manufacturing Private Equity portfolio company experiencing a downturn that needed a reassessment of the original thesis. The Patina Professional was experienced in manufacturing operations and turnaround situations. They quickly developed and executed a 100-day plan. Within six months, the company improved its pro forma EBITDA performance by 175%, dramatically improved free cash flow and the Professional was named permanent CEO.
On-Demand Operating Talent
Patina identified a senior manufacturing operation expert to support a Private Equity-owned pet food processing company with an under-performing plant. The Professional worked with company leadership to assess the challenges they were facing; set new, aggressive, but reasonable, goals and build a plan to achieve them. He then worked closely with the team to execute and track the plan resulting in company record throughput within ninety days.
Patina identified an interim Chief Financial Officer to support the carve out of a mid-market SaaS company into a new, Private Equity owned portfolio company. He helped establish new banking relationships, a new accounting and finance organization, new processes, controls and reporting and otherwise keep the business running for ninety days until they were able to identify a new permanent CFO.
Patina worked with a private equity firm to help one of its portfolio companies integrate an add-on acquisition. We provided a Patina Professional skilled in the industry, project management and with a proven track record of leading multiple high impact integrations for various Private Equity firms.
When you need an experienced professional, or team of professionals, to execute and/or manage a special project or key initiative, you can trust Patina to provide the right solution. We match your needs with talented executives who have done it before.
When a key position must be filled on an interim basis, Patina has the proven resources to help. We’ll provide a highly experienced, precisely-matched professional to fill that role on a flexible basis — and we will act with the utmost urgency on your behalf. In some cases, these interim roles become interim-to-hire positions.
Patina can help you complete your management team by providing ongoing, part-time executives in key leadership functions where a full-time role is not needed or desired. This is a great way to have a well-rounded, world-class leadership team no matter the size of your company.
Our Patina Professionals give back by developing the high-potential leaders of the future. Many of our professionals enjoy spending a few hours a month by phone, email, Skype or in person meetings working to develop your up-and-coming talent. This is the most objective and confidential way to implement mentoring and coaching.
Patina is an excellent resource for board members and advisory board members. We have access to a deep and experienced portfolio of professional talent ready to serve.
Patina provides consulting, advisory and thought leadership solutions that meet the unique requirements of a broad range of companies — all on a flexible basis. This work is delivered by highly experienced executives who bring specialized expertise with a focus on tangible and practical results and outcomes.
When you are facing vacancies in executive leadership roles, Patina can conduct an intense executive search to precisely match top-level candidates to your needs. We go beyond traditional executive search by leveraging our existing relationships with proven, accomplished executives - shortening the timeframe to place quality candidates in your open roles. Our process ensures candidates are thoroughly vetted and tailored to your unique selection criteria.
Strengthen your talent today and build your leaders for tomorrow.
Whether your challenge is simple and direct — or multi-faceted and complex — we start by gaining an intimate understanding of your business, objectives and situation.
Our solution development phase is incisive and collaborative. We structure a customized solution within your budget that will meet your business objectives — and help you realize your vision or address any critical issues.
Every step of the way, Patina maintains the highest quality standards for all our clients. Whether it’s a single person or a team, we precisely match our professionals’ expertise to your specific needs. Our team narrows down the options and selects one or more Patina Professionals to present to you. Every talent resource is chosen with your input and approval.
Marked by close collaboration, regular communication, weekly reporting, and the highest level of project accountability and responsibility, we monitor and manage each engagement closely to ensure success.
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