As saving money and creating value at the portfolio level continues to be at the forefront of everyone's mind, an increasing number of private equity firms are setting up pooled purchasing plans to give their portfolio companies a leg up. Mergers & Acquisitions convened a special roundtable with some of the pioneers in the space to discuss the benefits and challenges of creating a pooled purchasing program across a private equity portfolio. UnitedHealthcare sponsored the event and the excerpted discussion that follows provides a range of perspectives on what private equity firms with pooled purchasing programs are doing and what they expect to happen with these programs in the near future. Participants included private equity investors, a consultant on performance improvement and a vice president from an insurance company.

Roundtable Participants

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