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Private equity firm MarginXL Capital teams with SAS

Tue, 20/05/2014 - 16:00

Private equity firm MarginXL Capital Partners has been accepted into the SAS Alliance, a programme that seeks to establish relationships with key industry, solutions and specialised implementation partners of SAS software and solutions.

MarginXL Capital seeks to address a sizeable gap in middle market operational private equity investing, namely to harness and exploit the explosion of data and to generate insights from that data to improve profits and investment returns.   
 
"We are thrilled to be announcing our new relationship with SAS today," says George Stelling, managing partner at MarginXL Capital Partners. "We've used SAS software extensively in our careers as hands-on practitioners, and we know how our deductive approach to problem solving when aligned with SAS' powerful statistical tools can generate meaningful and actionable insights. We feel SAS' toolkit will provide significant value for us and our middle market investments, particularly in the areas of advanced customer segmentation, needs analysis, business intelligence, data management, and predictive analytics."
 
MarginXL Capital focuses on investments in companies with revenues between USD10m and USD200m and seeks to improve profits using both advanced software tools that generate insights and a set of operating improvement methods and governance techniques. MarginXL Capital is a special situations investor, focusing on a variety of different types of transactions, including owner-operator transitions, corporate carve outs, take-privates, turnarounds, and restructurings. MarginXL Capital plans to fill gaps in middle market companies in an environment where there is a rapidly expanding universe of structured and unstructured data and where over four million companies are expected to transfer ownership over the next ten years, as the Baby Boomer generation retires in the US and Canada.
 
"All members of the SAS Alliance must meet high standards for market knowledge, vision, integrity and customer satisfaction that SAS sets for itself and others, as well as demonstrated experience with our solutions," says Russ Cobb, vice president of global alliances and marketing at SAS. "MarginXL Capital meets these criteria. We are delighted to have them as a private equity investment alliance program member focused on solving difficult analytical problems and exploring predictive analytical solutions with firms in the middle market."


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