RENEGADE x PRIVATE EQUITY

Looking for solutions purpose-built for PE?  You've come to the right place.  Blending key elements of the Growth Playbook with our Private Equity experience, we enhance the brilliance of our PE clients and their teams.  From diligence through the entire portfolio company lifecycle, we’ve got your back.  Let’s make some magic together.

The Renegade / PE Sweet Spot

The team at Renegade has experience across a wide range of Private Equity funds, but we shine extra bright when working with middle-market PE firms who are…

  

  • Focused on our  key sectors  of expertise – notably Apparel & Footwear, Beauty, Food & Beverage, Retail, E-Commerce and Digital Media

  • Scanning the landscape for insurgent brands driven by passionate leaders

  • Targeting high-growth investments with $5M to $50M of EBITDA

  • Looking for responsive, experienced, lean-and-mean thought partners with strong consulting roots and well-honed operational prowess (that’s us!)

Private Equity Offerings
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OPPORTUNITY SCREENING

The best PE opportunities can move mountains - for your firm and for your investors.  But they're not always easy to find.  Let us help you turn over every stone and uncover hidden gems across your landscape.  Trust us - great ideas are out there.  You just have to know where to look.

Macro Trends  |  Platform Strategies  |  Market Sizing + Segmentation  |  Target Company Scans

STRATEGIC DUE DILIGENCE

A wise man once said, "Doing deals is sexy.  Doing diligence is not."  And yet, solid diligence is the foundation of any great fund's success.  At Renegade, we bring analytical rigor, objective thinking, market insights and subject-matter expertise to help guide your most important decisions.

Customer Research  |  Expert Insights  |  Competitive Analysis  |  Product Review  |  Risks & Opportunities

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POST-ACQUISITION 

It’s easy to get lost in the details.  We can help you step back and see the wide road ahead, with outside thinking and a tight post-acquisition agenda.  Bring your investment thesis to life, with a clear roadmap for action, sharp KPIs + the right people in the right roles to deliver rapid growth.

Strategic Planning  |  Operational Expertise  |  Brand Reinvention  |  Leadership Transitions

The Renegade Difference

At our core, Renegade shares its DNA with the world's top advisory firms – deep subject-matter expertise, a robust toolkit built from years of experience, and skills honed at the top b-schools, consulting houses and Fortune 500s.  But it’s our differences that separate us from the pack…

Rapid-fire projects welcome

Deals move fast.  And your team needs answers yesterday in order to drive your decisions.  Our engagements are designed to deliver critical insights in as little as two weeks.  Let's roll!

Highly experienced operators

In addition to our consulting prowess, all Renegades have spent 10+ years as business operators.  We understand the challenges you face because we've lived them firsthand.

Engagement model flexibility

Whether you need someone to own your initiative outright or you’re simply looking for a bit of targeted expertise, our agile model allows us to craft a scope that's perfectly tailored to your needs.

Efficient project economics

Renegade is not a typical consulting firm - which means that our rates don't need to factor in a lot of expensive overhead.  You only pay for senior level engagement directly.  A sage investment.

Sector Expertise
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APPAREL & FOOTWEAR

Apparel + Footwear are experiencing a PE renaissance, particularly as passion-driven brands – many with direct-to-consumer business models – are shaking up the established landscape.  It’s one of our favorite sandboxes, and we’d love to help you dive in.

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BEAUTY + WELLNESS

Upstart beauty brands are flourishing as barriers to entry fall.  Perhaps it’s due to their uncanny ability to leverage viral marketing, social media and personalization to build bold, inclusive, sustainable businesses that are generating tons of PE buzz.

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FOOD + BEVERAGE

In a world full of uncertainty, one thing is assured – people will continue to eat + drink.  So it’s no wonder that PE firms gravitate to Food + Beverage companies – particularly those that are creating entirely new categories for increasingly adventurous consumers.

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RETAIL

To the skeptics out there, we say that brick & mortar Retail will live to fight another day -- but only the best experiences will win.  Multi-channel distribution is a must in order to meet the consumer where they are.  But can you also surprise + delight them?  

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E-COMMERCE

The chaos of 2020 uprooted the landscape and led to a surge in
E-commerce DTC brands.  With stellar growth, solid margins and strong potential for bolt-on plays, PE firms are swooning.  We can help you distinguish the real winners from the fleeting fads.

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MEDIA

As we spend more time in front of a screen (and a LOT more time on our phones), the Digital Media landscape – from niche content publishers to MarTech platforms to digital agencies – is seeing a feeding frenzy of PE activity. Let us help you navigate the maelstrom.

Our Private Equity Strike Team

DARA PAUKER  |  Diligence Doyenne + Subject-Matter Maestro

Trained in Bain’s PE group, Dara has conducted strategic due diligence for leading PE and consulting firms + public companies.   Added bonus: she’s held GM + leadership roles at PE portfolio companies.

Industry Expertise:  Retail  |  Apparel  |  Footwear  |  Home  |  Beauty  |  E-Commerce

Bona Fides:  Bain & Company  |  Liz Claiborne  |  Jones Apparel Group  |  Wharton  |  Harvard

DEREK ROBINSON  |  Strategic Growth Sherpa + Excel Aficionado

Building on his Bain training, Derek is adept at doing targeted diligence + crafting big, bold growth strategies for his PE-backed clients.  He also loves a good data room.  And his decks are glorious.

Industry Expertise:  Digital Media  |  E-Commerce  |  Food + Beverage  |  Travel + Leisure

Bona Fides:  Bain & Company  |  Cox Media Group  |  The Coca-Cola Company  |  Wharton x 2

ELENA CHANG  |  Brand Strategy Guru + Creative Mastermind

Leveraging her experience with some of the biggest names in the CPG industry, Elena is skilled at crafting data-driven brand positions and soul-stirring creative for her PE clients. 

Industry Expertise:  Consumer Packaged Goods  |  Food + Beverage  |  Restaurants

Bona Fides:  Georgia-Pacific  |  Campbell Soup Company  |  Chick-fil-A  |  Columbia  |  Wharton

Relevant Case Studies

Due diligence in the beauty industry

When a PE firm needed rich insights into their target's key channel, Renegade leveraged our ninja-like research skills, broad network and deep expertise to create a bold vision for the future – enabling our client to bid with confidence and chart a clear path to full potential.

Portfolio diligence
for a large media co.

When a large family-held media company wanted to diversify its portfolio, we crafted a tight investment strategy and reviewed 100+ potential targets, eventually selecting a handful of stellar ventures to enrich the client’s offerings and pave the road ahead.

Brand identity for a PE-backed CPG co.

When a PE-backed portfolio company opted to turn its B2B flour commodity into a direct-to-consumer product suite, Renegade stepped in to craft its brand position, develop an eye-popping visual identity and build a high-octane launch plan for the venture.

Want to talk shop?  Email derek@renegade.llc to get the ball rolling.