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Private Equity - Venture Capital

Acquisitions are replacing IPOs as exit strategies, Returns on some if not many VC & PE funds are lower than stock market in spite of higher risks. Our expertise solves this challenge and augments risk premium (Fund's IRR) through uniquely curated investment strategies 

Strategy Consulting To Private Equity

Arete Ventures is one of the best consulting firms for private equity in middle markets offering business strategy consulting services directly to general partners, principals & fund in Silicon Valley & Wall Street. From deal origination to deal closure and beyond, our private equity experts provide full-fledged investment support across the transaction cycle. Through proprietary and multi-disciplinary due diligence approach, our private equity advisory enables you with identifying attractive investments, fund raising process, strategic due diligence, portfolio optimization, value creation, business turnaround management and exit support. 

There are few key metrics that separates our PE consulting services from other private equity advisory firms across globe. Primary factor is quick turnaround times in delivering forward looking insights that aids decision makers execute a transaction rapidly. Sector specific deals and industry knowledge of our strategy consultants across the world helps us generate uniquely curated insights in major sectors which further enables our clients and institutional investors in confidently taking informed decisions in mid market or large market space. While major PE consulting firms focus on large transactional sizes, we offer unparalleled advisory services in growth, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets regardless of the deal size or revenues.

Buyouts (LBO)

"Our extensive leveraged buyouts (LBO) experience focusing on future estimates of free cash flow, minimizing capital expenditure and optimizing working capital requirements runs deep across various sectors in North American and European markets."

We have gained significant expertise in consulting small and medium size companies with growth strategies or if they are being acquired by large MNC for M&A across Manufacturing, FMCG, Artificial Intelligence, Life Sciences, Renewable Energy, Robotics, and other sectors. In a similar manner, global PE firms benefitted from our niche capabilities in spotting investment opportunities or businesses that have a potential to create tremendous enterprise values and growth simultaneously with a sound exit strategy plan.

In a post covid economy, private equity investors are looking at innovative ways in accelerating the value creation which dictates taking a disruptive route than the historical approaches. Liquidity and operational plans may have taken a hit due to COVID-19 related supply chain disruption, inflationary environment and rising federal funds rate in their portfolio companies. Given the short ownership times they hold on to a business for, it is more imperative to augment enterprise values by re-strategizing digital transformation, operational and growth strategies.

Private Equity Consulting Services

Due Diligence

Conducting a thorough review of the target company's financials, operations, and market position to identify any potential risks or opportunities.

Value Creation

Improve the performance of portfolio companies, including cost reduction, revenue growth, digital transformation and operational improvements.

M&A Support

Identifying potential acquisition targets, conducting due diligence, ESG ratings and developing integration plans to ensure a smooth transition. 

Venture Capital Consulting

Having raised investment capital from private equity & venture capital firms in San Francisco bay area and further scaling those businesses, Arete Ventures is deeply experienced and well connected in the venture capital and start up ecosystem for more than 16 years now.


Arete's VC consulting services enable corporate venture capital funds (CVC) and venture capital firms take sound investment decisions leveraging our deep sector expertize as well as valuable experience consulting various startups, incubators and accelerators in United States, Europe & Asia Pacific. As one of the globally practicing venture capital consulting firms, we work across all stages ( angel, seed A and beyond) to provide unique technology and business perspectives.


M&A, business expansion & corporate strategies are prudent in nature when it comes to due diligence and decision making. Venture Capital investments however differ largely from other investment modes because of a key attribute that it incorporates – risk failure. Startup ideas are often unproven, rough concept of the product/ service which may or may not be ready and at times it often has a disruptive business model that may not have been implemented commercially before. All of these and few other factors add to the cumulative risks a VC Firm undertakes while being cognizant that not all startups or good ideas pan out successfully.


"Startup ideas are unproven sometimes – our due diligence strategies help create a risk profile which reduces the risk of an investment going sour."

This is where Arete's venture capital consulting experience comes into play. Having worked globally in Artificial Intelligence (AI), FinTech, E-commerce, Life Sciences, Renewable Energy, FMCG and other sectors, our venture capital consultants have gained phenomenal technology, operations, sales and validating business model experience. This strategic experience invariably helps us assess the risk profile and increase the odds of success – a metric that VC firms, GPs & LPs prefer to focus on. By looking beyond horizons, we continue to innovate our niche investment thesis as well as dynamic growth philosophies.


General Partners invest typically in technologies or business ideas that may potentially change how we live, address real world problems, and look into the future. Through our experience in raising funds and successfully growing the businesses, we have learnt that it is not just the ideas that help you succeed. Leadership, market potential and execution strategy matters significantly in improving the odds of success. Our actionable insights go far beyond regular yardsticks which have often failed in yielding results or leading to “ we did not see this coming”. 

Besides our strategic due diligence and investment expertize, we help the companies you invest in in multiple ways. Which could be by the way of creating growth strategies, competitive intelligence, aligning valuation objectives for next round, cost optimization, financial models and other key metrics that can elevate them to the next level. Our investment consultants and financial experts possess decades of geography specific experience and earnestly strive in improving the odds of success with well-crafted investment strategies poised for competitive growth.

Venture Capital Advisory Services

Due Diligence

Evaluating potential investments by validating business models to determine feasibility of startups

Fund Strategy

Create a portfolio strategy that beats competition - improve the TVPI/IRR with unique investment strategies 


Improve the performance of portfolio startups, including cost reduction, revenue growth, digital transformation and operational improvements.

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