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How NetSuite Helps PE Firms Keep Financial & Compliance Covenants

Written by Anthony Meshnick | Apr 5, 2023 9:15:00 AM

Topics: NetSuite, Blog Posts

[Est. Read Time - 2:30] Private equity firms play a crucial role in the global economy. These firms manage investments made in private companies or public companies that are taken private.

With millions of dollars at stake, it’s important for private equity firms to adhere to financial and compliance covenants and regulations. In this article, we will discuss the financial and compliance covenants and regulations private equity firms must adhere to, and how NetSuite ERP can help.
Financial Covenants
Financial covenants are promises made by a borrower to a lender regarding the financial condition of the borrower. Private equity firms use financial covenants to ensure that their portfolio companies are meeting financial targets. These covenants are usually based on financial ratios such as debt-to-equity ratios, interest coverage ratios, and debt service coverage ratios.

Private equity firms are required to monitor their portfolio companies' financial performance and ensure that they are meeting their financial covenants. Failure to meet financial covenants can result in default, which can lead to severe consequences such as the acceleration of debt, loss of control, and even bankruptcy.

Compliance Regulations
Compliance regulations refer to rules and regulations set by regulatory bodies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Sarbanes-Oxley, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Private equity firms are required to comply with various compliance regulations such as the Dodd-Frank Act, which regulates the private equity industry, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), which prohibits bribery of foreign officials, and Sox compliance, which tracks financial reporting standards, data safeguarding, attempted breaches, and logging electronic records for audits. 

Private equity firms are required to keep records of all transactions, perform regular audits, and maintain adequate internal controls. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in hefty fines, legal action, and loss of reputation.

How NetSuite ERP Can Help
NetSuite ERP is a cloud-based software solution that can help private equity firms meet financial covenants and comply with regulatory requirements. NetSuite’s governance, risk and compliance (GRC) capabilities empower customers to establish the right controls to meet risk objectives, then monitor and report on the effectiveness of those controls. NetSuite is externally audited to SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 (SSAE18 and ISAE 3402) standards as well as ISO 27001 and 27018, PCI DSS and PA DSS.

Built-in processes are designed to handle increasingly complex regulatory, operational and compliance challenges as companies grow. Automation allows for greater efficiency, reduces risk and enhances your ability to track data changes for enhanced financial integrity. This helps private equity firms make better-informed investment decisions and improve overall performance.

NetSuite helps firms keep track of compliance deadlines, maintain a record of all transactions, and perform regular audits. NetSuite also provides robust security features that can help protect sensitive financial and compliance data.

You can avoid default, hefty fines, legal action, and loss of reputation by getting your portfolio companies on NetSuite. Not only will NetSuite ensure you stay out of trouble, it will improve efficiency, streamline operations, and help you make better-informed investment decisions.

Business Solution Partners is a 5 star NetSuite Solution Provider with over 30 years of experience and over 400 successful NetSuite deployments. We have the knowledge and expertise to help our customers successfully implement and manage NetSuite in order to meet their objectives. 

Having worked with many private equity firms and their portfolio companies and being private equity backed ourselves we know firsthand what’s important to you and we’re committed to being a true partner, from licensing to implementation to ongoing training and support. 

Schedule a 15 minute executive summary to discover how Business Solution Partners is helping firms like yours achieve more with NetSuite.

Written by Anthony Meshnick

Anthony Meshnick is a NetSuite Account Executive for Business Solution Partners. He came from NetSuite direct and has years of experience working with service / software companies, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in regards to NetSuite. With in depth knowledge, connections, and experience within the private equity space he has the expertise to help private equity firms grow their portfolio companies.

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