Unlocking Value for Private Equity Unlocking Value for Private Equity


Faster time to value and long-term sustainable benefits are among the biggest reasons Private Equity companies choose GEP to reduce costs and fuel operational efficiencies. As a global leader in supply chain transformation , we offer a full spectrum of supply chain management solutions — plan, procure, make and deliver—to drive procurement and supply chain excellence.

GEP's Value Proposition

Our Approach

GEP partners with PE firms across the entire investment lifecycle to optimize procurement and supply chain costs. The result: greater profitability and enhanced portfolio valuation. From opportunity assessments in the pre-acquisition phase to supply chain restructuring and cross-portfolio cost reduction to exit planning, GEP delivers and sustains savings.

What makes us stand out amongst the competition? Our end-to-end, unified solutions — GEP STRATEGY™️ , GEP SOFTWARE™️ and GEP MANAGED SERVICES™️ — work in concert to deliver high-performing solutions of unprecedented scale, power and effectiveness. And we can do it across almost any sector thanks to our global reach and hundreds of in-house category experts.

GEP's approach to increase valuation

Our Track Record

Each private equity firm and its portfolio companies have distinct needs based on their industry sector. With nearly two decades of experience working with Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises, GEP knows how to handle challenges across a wide range of industries. Our record speaks for itself:

  • A pharma enterprise worked with GEP to transform its supply chain resulting in significant unlocked capacity in owned plants, reduced ~$200M in working capital and optimized their network to achieve a 9% reduction in overall supply chain costs. As a result, we delivered 5% savings on gross margin.
  • A CPG chemical company partnered with GEP for operating model redesign and procurement transformation resulting in a 40+% OPEX reduction by implementing a new organization model. We delivered 10+% cost reduction on external purchases and 15% improvement in working capital.
  • An oil and gas enterprise partnered with GEP to integrate its inventory and supplier management activities. Following the implementation, GEP improved spend visibility, slashed inventory liabilities by 12% and implemented a new VMI program with key suppliers.
  • A chemicals enterprise being spun off from a large conglomerate needed support to establish itself as a stand-alone organization. GEP reviewed thousands of contracts for segmentation, developed TSAs, managed exit from TSAs within 12 months and provided procurement leadership and resources for day-to-day operational stability.