29Bison launches AlphaCalc digital platform

29Bison, a human capital management consultant for private equity and venture capital firms and their portfolio companies, has launched AlphaCalc, a business intelligence platform that enhances due diligence, portfolio-monitoring, and value-creation processes. 

In addition to standard metrics around top- and bottom-line performance, as well as key risk factors, the platform also provides measures and industry-specific benchmarks around the impact of human capital, creating actionable insights to improve productivity across the business enterprise.

“Amidst an uncertain economic environment, and as operating models evolve in a shelter-in-place world, the timely and actionable human capital analysis AlphaCalc offers is more important than ever,” says Laura Queen, Founder and CEO of 29Bison. “The last bastion of opportunity for middle market PE sponsors to manage risk and drive portfolio company growth is human capital management and the often unexplored value of people within these businesses. AlphaCalc provides organisations with the means to easily track and improve human capital metrics in addition to other financial KPIs to drive sustainable growth and, ultimately, improve returns for all stakeholders.”

AlphaCalc’s powerful AI-driven analysis engine distills insights in business performance across key financial and human capital metrics. An automated dashboard delivers actionable analytics, bespoke to the target industry, highlighting areas of concern and opportunities for improvement. With integrated deep data mining from over 2,600 industries and nearly one million private businesses, the AlphaCalc platform provides key benchmarks relevant to private middle-market businesses and through incorporating human capital metrics, helps make intangible assets tangible and appreciable to business performance.

“The old private equity model of slashing costs has given way to a more sustainable approach that is seeing both private equity and venture capital sponsors increasingly adopt ESG principles,” says Eric Lane, Partner and COO of 29Bison. “It’s through this lens that many investors are looking to create value through people. Adding human capital management metrics to enhance financial analysis can add speed and conviction around due diligence and value creation processes and ultimately help organisations avoid costly mistakes.”