Cicero® partners with private equity clients, leveraging our deep industry knowledge and strategic acumen to drive value creation. We specialize in guiding private equity firms through complex transactions, optimizing portfolio companies, and unlocking growth opportunities to maximize returns.


Cicero helps clients identify, source and screen optimal acquisition opportunities, and carry-out rigorous diligence.

Service lines include:

  • Industry Monitoring & Scouting
  • Target Screening & Analysis
  • Strategic Due Diligence
  • Operational Due Diligence

Cicero builds winning strategies, lasting capabilities, and mobilizes for change to create more value, faster for portfolio companies.

Service lines include:

  • Portfolio Company Development
  • Growth Strategy Development
  • Profitability Assessment
  • Pricing Optimization
  • SG&A Optimization
  • Working Capital Optimization

Cicero orients and guides companies towards an improved trajectory through aligning financial, operational and strategic goals.

Service lines include:

  • Portfolio Integration
  • Organizational Restructuring
  • Change Management
  • Process Optimization

Cicero connects operations to strategy, transcends siloes, and focuses on lasting operational excellence.

Service lines include:

  • Operations Performance Management
  • Supply Chain & Manufacturing Optimization
  • Product Optimization
  • Lean Business Transformation

Industries We Serve

We are dedicated to delivering tailored consulting solutions to a wide spectrum of industries and company sizes, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to SMBs. Our team of experienced consultants excels in providing strategic insights and innovative approaches to meet the unique challenges of each sector. Here are select industries that we have extensive experience in:

  • Advertising
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Biotechnology
  • Cybersecurity
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Entertainment
  • Financial Services
  • Food Services
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Legal Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Nonprofit
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Research
  • Social Services
  • Software
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Utilities
  • Wellness


“The Cicero team provides best-in-class services across both due diligence and operation-focused projects. The full team is thoughtful, engaged, and willing to approach each engagement with a unique viewpoint and process.  The team’s honest, data-driven approach is very valuable.”

– Madeleine Esther, Shoreview Industries

“The Cicero team has added value across numerous projects for my firm.  Their team brings an enormous amount of experience – and, most importantly, a “can-do” attitude – to every assignment.  In short, they are a valuable, trusted partner.”

– Andrew Frank, Trive Capital

“Across multiple mandates, Cicero has been an important partner and contributor to our overall diligence process. Their ability to provide meaningful data and insights across a number of different industries in a timely and easily digestible manner has allowed our team to get smarter faster and helped to provide a higher sense of conviction in our investments.”

– Cal Holland, Strattam Capital

M&A Consulting

Cicero is a premier management consulting firm focused on implementing data-driven strategies for a broad mix of private, public, and social sector organizations across the globe. We work with top management to assess needs and provide data-driven decision support to capture and build value in a variety of industries and across a full range of organization structures.

We bring deep functional expertise in advanced research and analytics, strategy, operational excellence and trajectory transformation to identify and capture value for our clients. These are the pillars of Cicero Group’s overarching purpose: Help clients create and continuously deliver extraordinary results.

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