The success of the equity markets is driving increasing investor allocation to private equity with the promise of longer term double digit growth.
Operational improvements together with digitization will continue as the primary factor influencing investment rationale in portfolio companies.
As for markets, China, while experiencing near term headwinds as a PE market, remains an extremely attractive long-term PE environment.
More and more investors are bypassing fund managers and investing directly.
In these circumstances, and others, investors are more routinely conducting “Talent Diligence” in advance of an asset purchase.
Search firm partners are often involved throughout the investment life cycle in three ways; Pre-transaction talent diligence, Post-transaction growth and team development and Leadership retention and redeployment pre-sale.