E78 Partners Acquires Global PMI Partners USA

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The enhanced capabilities of E78 Partners, bolstered by the expertise of GPMIP USA, represents a commitment to delivering exceptional service and results.

OAK BROOK, IL (Dec 7, 2023) – E78 Partners, a private-equity focused business advisory firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Global PMI Partners USA (“GPMIP USA”), a consultancy recognized for its leading post-merger integration (PMI) services.

Founded in 2013, GPMIP USA has a long-standing reputation for optimizing the outcomes of merger and acquisition activities for its private equity and enterprise clients in the U.S. and Canada. The acquisition of GPMIP USA is E78 Partners’ 13th acquisition since its inception in 2016 and signifies a significant commitment to the private equity industry. GPMIP USA’s deep post-merger integration expertise and proven PMI process, combined with E78 Partners’ extensive range of financial and technology services, brings a unique and differentiated set of business transformation services to the marketplace.  E78 Partners’ solutions now span the M&A lifecycle, from transaction and integration through optimization and sale readiness. 

For sponsors and private equity-backed companies, navigating the complexities of post-merger integrations can be a daunting challenge. With an impressive track record and deep expertise, GPMIP USA has emerged as a trusted partner for firms seeking a battle-tested and scalable approach tailored to each client’s specific requirements. GPMIP USA’s approach minimizes operational burdens, increases the probability of realizing underwritten synergies, limits integration debt, and mitigates risks to provide a comprehensive solution for successful post-merger integrations.

As part of the acquisition, Stefan Hofmeyer and Scott Whitaker, two of the original founders of GPMIP USA, will join the E78 team to lead the company’s PMI, carve-outs and transaction services practice. “E78 Partners is committed to providing unparalleled service and supporting value creation to the private equity industry, and the addition of the GPMIP USA business allows us to deliver high-value, post-merger integration services to our install base of over 150 sponsor clients and hundreds of PE-backed platforms,” said John Signa, CEO and founder of E78 Partners. “We’re excited about the wealth of experience Stefan and Scott bring to our team and our clients.”

“We are thrilled to bring such a valuable set of capabilities into E78 Partners’ portfolio of services. So many of our clients come to us for transaction-related support, and we now have a turnkey solution for seamless post-transaction integration,” said Lisa Clarke, Executive Managing Director for Business Transformation Services at E78 Partners.

The enhanced capabilities of E78 Partners, bolstered by the expertise of GPMIP USA, represents a commitment to delivering exceptional service and results. At the same time, E78 Partners will continue to work with the international regions of Global PMI Partners to support cross-border client needs.

This move is a step forward in our continuous journey of growth and evolution. Together, as part of the E78 community, Global PMI Partners USA is better positioned to support client goals and to deliver the exceptional service clients expect from us.

“This move is a step forward in our continuous journey of growth and evolution,” said Scott Whitaker. “Together, as part of the E78 community, Global PMI Partners USA is better positioned to support client goals and to deliver the exceptional service clients expect from us.”

E78 Partners looks forward to this exciting new chapter and the opportunities it brings for their team, partners, and clients alike. 

More information about E78 Partners can be found at E78partners.com. More about Global PMI Partners USA is available at https://gpmip.com/

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About E78 Partners

E78 Partners is a business advisory firm, delivering finance, technology and business transformation solutions to middle-market CFOs, CIOs, corporate leaders, and private equity sponsors.  Founded in 2016, E78 Partners’ mission is to help clients increase value, visibility and control across their organizations by advising on finance and technology solutions that streamline processes, optimize resource allocation, and enhance decision-making.  Through industry expertise, automation, cost optimization, and data-driven insights, we enable businesses to make distinctive, lasting, and substantial improvements in their performance.  For more information visit www.e78partners.com.

About Global PMI Partners

Global PMI Partners specializes in post-merger integration services, helping clients optimize the results of their merger and acquisition activity. With a customized approach and strategy, Global PMI Partners addresses the unique needs of each client, whether the activity involves cross-border deals or local transactions. For more information visit www.GPMIP.com.

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