VIDEO: Accordion on private equity in 2013(2)

The New York-based consulting firm expects to see longer holding periods and more emphasis on operational improvements in 2013, says Accordion CEO Nick Leopard.

Private equity firms continue to face the challenge of quickly improving operations at their portfolio companies.

New York-based consulting firm Accordion Partners provides interim chief financial officers and other services to private equity firms to help with strategic plans and operational improvements.

Accordion managing director John Brittain and chief executive officer Nick Leopard share their thoughts on what to expect from private equity firms in 2013.