DALLAS, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MarginXL Capital Partners ("MarginXL Capital"), an operational private equity firm that uses operational improvement methods and advanced analytical solutions to improve profits in middle market businesses, and SAS, the leader in business analytics software, today announced that MarginXL Capital has been accepted into the SAS® Alliance, a program that seeks to establish powerful relationships with key industry, solutions, and specialized implementation partners of SAS software and solutions.
MarginXL Capital Partners, a private equity firm that uses operational improvement methods and advanced analytical solutions to help improve profits in middle market businesses, today announced that it has been accepted into the SAS® Alliance, formalizing its relationship with SAS, the market leader in business analytics software. 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," said 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 $10M and $200M 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," said 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."
SAS is well known as a leader in the business intelligence market with solutions that range across all industries, as well as products that support growing demands for Hadoop and cloud computing. "We believe that SAS products can contribute meaningfully to our insight-driven approach in a variety of industries, including manufacturing," commented Robert Charles, Managing Partner at MarginXL Capital Partners. "The use of predictive analytics by SAS to capture mechanical failure rates and then to create a dynamic feedback loop into product development is a powerful way for business owners to improve profits and foster innovation."
About MarginXL Capital
MarginXL Capital Partners is a different kind of operational private equity firm focused on special situations private equity investing in the middle market. MarginXL Capital employs operational know how, advanced analytics, and strategic insights to grow profits and create successful businesses using our differentiated Margin Acceleration(sm) process.
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