With almost 4,000 PE firms worldwide and nearly a trillion dollars of dry powder on the sidelines, competition for targets is fierce and deals are more complex than ever. Smart decision-making is critical at every stage of the investment life cycle. From performing due diligence to improving portfolio-company performance to maximizing exit value, we collaborate with and enhance management teams. Our financially and operationally savvy professionals are known for their pragmatic and hands-on approach to challenging existing plans, identifying and unlocking sources of value, and evaluating and coaching talent.

PE Leadership Survey 2024

ALIXPARTNERS NINTH ANNUAL PE LEADERSHIP SURVEY

Leadership and the future of value creation: the new private equity imperative

Coming out of a period of unprecedented turmoil, industry executives are focusing on achieving enterprise value milestones, meeting top-line growth goals, and protecting margins. They are also increasingly aware that those financial goals cannot be achieved with business-as-usual approaches. Talent and leadership are increasingly taking center stage in the pursuit of creating value. At the same time, however, many in the industry are uncertain about the best ways to attract, retain and deploy the leadership they need.

View the survey results

Leadership and the future of value creation: the new private equity imperative

Coming out of a period of unprecedented turmoil, industry executives are focusing on achieving enterprise value milestones, meeting top-line growth goals, and protecting margins. They are also increasingly aware that those financial goals cannot be achieved with business-as-usual approaches. Talent and leadership are increasingly taking center stage in the pursuit of creating value. At the same time, however, many in the industry are uncertain about the best ways to attract, retain and deploy the leadership they need.

View the survey results

MAXIMIZING VALUE CREATION DURING TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY

The PE industry has been greatly affected by global macroeconomic shifts, including short-term disruptions like high inflation, rising interest rates, supply chain issues, and geopolitical tensions. Moreover, long-term changes such as technology advancements, and climate issues have put downward pressure on returns for PE investors. Considering all of those factors, PE leaders and portfolio company executives should be prepared to drive operational efficiency throughout their businesses through a coordinated combination of tactical and structural initiatives that meet the test of today and build the capabilities needed for the future.

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The PE industry has been greatly affected by global macroeconomic shifts, including short-term disruptions like high inflation, rising interest rates, supply chain issues, and geopolitical tensions. Moreover, long-term changes such as technology advancements, and climate issues have put downward pressure on returns for PE investors. Considering all of those factors, PE leaders and portfolio company executives should be prepared to drive operational efficiency throughout their businesses through a coordinated combination of tactical and structural initiatives that meet the test of today and build the capabilities needed for the future.

LEARN MORE

Facing down the storm: How companies are turning disruption into opportunity

The economy has slowed. Many regions and industries are headed for a recession or at least a downturn—and 35% of executives surveyed by AlixPartners expect a down cycle that lasts three years or more. Inflation is high; interest rates are rising; bubbles are bursting. Uncertainty clouds everything.

So what are you doing about it?

In this high-stakes environment, there are four ways to prepare your company's approach to recession readiness: Tune up financial warning systems; maximize cash generation; use scenarios to discover and create options— scenarios; and act. Continue reading to learn more.

LEARN MORE

The economy has slowed. Many regions and industries are headed for a recession or at least a downturn—and 35% of executives surveyed by AlixPartners expect a down cycle that lasts three years or more. Inflation is high; interest rates are rising; bubbles are bursting. Uncertainty clouds everything.

So what are you doing about it?

In this high-stakes environment, there are four ways to prepare your company's approach to recession readiness: Tune up financial warning systems; maximize cash generation; use scenarios to discover and create options— scenarios; and act. Continue reading to learn more.

LEARN MORE

B2B Sales Teams Can’t Afford to Ignore Midsize Customers

Many large, multinational companies fail to reach and profit from middle-market customers. Yet the opportunity is enormous: In the U.S. alone, middle-market companies purchase more than $6 trillion a year in goods and services. Sellers with a big middle-market customer base can grow along with their clientele. 

READ MORE ON HBR.ORG

Many large, multinational companies fail to reach and profit from middle-market customers. Yet the opportunity is enormous: In the U.S. alone, middle-market companies purchase more than $6 trillion a year in goods and services. Sellers with a big middle-market customer base can grow along with their clientele. 

READ MORE ON HBR.ORG

COMMERCIAL VALUE ACCELERATION

Unlock growth fast

In the face of stalled growth, commercial functions often remain unchanged on the theory that the company can’t afford to disrupt revenue-producing activities. However, with the increasing use of advanced digital capabilities to gain insights and drive value, private equity firms and their portfolio companies are escalating requests for tactical and tangible improvements to their topline, often on accelerated timelines.

READ MORE

Unlock growth fast

In the face of stalled growth, commercial functions often remain unchanged on the theory that the company can’t afford to disrupt revenue-producing activities. However, with the increasing use of advanced digital capabilities to gain insights and drive value, private equity firms and their portfolio companies are escalating requests for tactical and tangible improvements to their topline, often on accelerated timelines.

READ MORE

Disruption Matters Podcast: How Private Equity Thrives In a Changing World

A PEI Spotlight series, sponsored by AlixPartners

In a world of constant disruption, how can businesses use today's disruptors as an opportunity for value creation? Leaders from across the private equity industry discuss the disruptive forces impacting the business world and how to navigate the uncertainty they are facing.

LISTEN NOW

A PEI Spotlight series, sponsored by AlixPartners

In a world of constant disruption, how can businesses use today's disruptors as an opportunity for value creation? Leaders from across the private equity industry discuss the disruptive forces impacting the business world and how to navigate the uncertainty they are facing.

LISTEN NOW

AlixPartners PE ESG Survey Report

UNLOCKING VALUE: The Imperative of ESG in Private Equity Investments and Operations

The private equity (PE) industry now routinely considers environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues when evaluating prospective acquisitions and making deals. The ESG label has become a political issue—particularly in North America—but industry leaders recognize that companies with strong governance, openness to the best talent, and environmentally efficient processes—whatever label you give those matters—are good prospects, and industry leaders have been acting accordingly.

READ MORE

UNLOCKING VALUE: The Imperative of ESG in Private Equity Investments and Operations

The private equity (PE) industry now routinely considers environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues when evaluating prospective acquisitions and making deals. The ESG label has become a political issue—particularly in North America—but industry leaders recognize that companies with strong governance, openness to the best talent, and environmentally efficient processes—whatever label you give those matters—are good prospects, and industry leaders have been acting accordingly.

READ MORE

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Global Leaders

Regional Leaders

EMEA

Global Team

With almost 4,000 PE firms worldwide and nearly a trillion dollars of dry powder on the sidelines, competition for targets is fierce and deals are more complex than ever. Smart decision-making is critical at every stage of the investment life cycle. From performing due diligence to improving portfolio-company performance to maximizing exit value, we collaborate with and enhance management teams. Our financially and operationally savvy professionals are known for their pragmatic and hands-on approach to challenging existing plans, identifying and unlocking sources of value, and evaluating and coaching talent.

PE Leadership Survey 2024

ALIXPARTNERS NINTH ANNUAL PE LEADERSHIP SURVEY

Leadership and the future of value creation: the new private equity imperative

Coming out of a period of unprecedented turmoil, industry executives are focusing on achieving enterprise value milestones, meeting top-line growth goals, and protecting margins. They are also increasingly aware that those financial goals cannot be achieved with business-as-usual approaches. Talent and leadership are increasingly taking center stage in the pursuit of creating value. At the same time, however, many in the industry are uncertain about the best ways to attract, retain and deploy the leadership they need.

View the survey results

Leadership and the future of value creation: the new private equity imperative

Coming out of a period of unprecedented turmoil, industry executives are focusing on achieving enterprise value milestones, meeting top-line growth goals, and protecting margins. They are also increasingly aware that those financial goals cannot be achieved with business-as-usual approaches. Talent and leadership are increasingly taking center stage in the pursuit of creating value. At the same time, however, many in the industry are uncertain about the best ways to attract, retain and deploy the leadership they need.

View the survey results

MAXIMIZING VALUE CREATION DURING TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY

The PE industry has been greatly affected by global macroeconomic shifts, including short-term disruptions like high inflation, rising interest rates, supply chain issues, and geopolitical tensions. Moreover, long-term changes such as technology advancements, and climate issues have put downward pressure on returns for PE investors. Considering all of those factors, PE leaders and portfolio company executives should be prepared to drive operational efficiency throughout their businesses through a coordinated combination of tactical and structural initiatives that meet the test of today and build the capabilities needed for the future.

LEARN MORE

The PE industry has been greatly affected by global macroeconomic shifts, including short-term disruptions like high inflation, rising interest rates, supply chain issues, and geopolitical tensions. Moreover, long-term changes such as technology advancements, and climate issues have put downward pressure on returns for PE investors. Considering all of those factors, PE leaders and portfolio company executives should be prepared to drive operational efficiency throughout their businesses through a coordinated combination of tactical and structural initiatives that meet the test of today and build the capabilities needed for the future.

LEARN MORE

Facing down the storm: How companies are turning disruption into opportunity

The economy has slowed. Many regions and industries are headed for a recession or at least a downturn—and 35% of executives surveyed by AlixPartners expect a down cycle that lasts three years or more. Inflation is high; interest rates are rising; bubbles are bursting. Uncertainty clouds everything.

So what are you doing about it?

In this high-stakes environment, there are four ways to prepare your company's approach to recession readiness: Tune up financial warning systems; maximize cash generation; use scenarios to discover and create options— scenarios; and act. Continue reading to learn more.

LEARN MORE

The economy has slowed. Many regions and industries are headed for a recession or at least a downturn—and 35% of executives surveyed by AlixPartners expect a down cycle that lasts three years or more. Inflation is high; interest rates are rising; bubbles are bursting. Uncertainty clouds everything.

So what are you doing about it?

In this high-stakes environment, there are four ways to prepare your company's approach to recession readiness: Tune up financial warning systems; maximize cash generation; use scenarios to discover and create options— scenarios; and act. Continue reading to learn more.

LEARN MORE

B2B Sales Teams Can’t Afford to Ignore Midsize Customers

Many large, multinational companies fail to reach and profit from middle-market customers. Yet the opportunity is enormous: In the U.S. alone, middle-market companies purchase more than $6 trillion a year in goods and services. Sellers with a big middle-market customer base can grow along with their clientele. 

READ MORE ON HBR.ORG

Many large, multinational companies fail to reach and profit from middle-market customers. Yet the opportunity is enormous: In the U.S. alone, middle-market companies purchase more than $6 trillion a year in goods and services. Sellers with a big middle-market customer base can grow along with their clientele. 

READ MORE ON HBR.ORG

COMMERCIAL VALUE ACCELERATION

Unlock growth fast

In the face of stalled growth, commercial functions often remain unchanged on the theory that the company can’t afford to disrupt revenue-producing activities. However, with the increasing use of advanced digital capabilities to gain insights and drive value, private equity firms and their portfolio companies are escalating requests for tactical and tangible improvements to their topline, often on accelerated timelines.

READ MORE

Unlock growth fast

In the face of stalled growth, commercial functions often remain unchanged on the theory that the company can’t afford to disrupt revenue-producing activities. However, with the increasing use of advanced digital capabilities to gain insights and drive value, private equity firms and their portfolio companies are escalating requests for tactical and tangible improvements to their topline, often on accelerated timelines.

READ MORE

Disruption Matters Podcast: How Private Equity Thrives In a Changing World

A PEI Spotlight series, sponsored by AlixPartners

In a world of constant disruption, how can businesses use today's disruptors as an opportunity for value creation? Leaders from across the private equity industry discuss the disruptive forces impacting the business world and how to navigate the uncertainty they are facing.

LISTEN NOW

A PEI Spotlight series, sponsored by AlixPartners

In a world of constant disruption, how can businesses use today's disruptors as an opportunity for value creation? Leaders from across the private equity industry discuss the disruptive forces impacting the business world and how to navigate the uncertainty they are facing.

LISTEN NOW

AlixPartners PE ESG Survey Report

UNLOCKING VALUE: The Imperative of ESG in Private Equity Investments and Operations

The private equity (PE) industry now routinely considers environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues when evaluating prospective acquisitions and making deals. The ESG label has become a political issue—particularly in North America—but industry leaders recognize that companies with strong governance, openness to the best talent, and environmentally efficient processes—whatever label you give those matters—are good prospects, and industry leaders have been acting accordingly.

READ MORE

UNLOCKING VALUE: The Imperative of ESG in Private Equity Investments and Operations

The private equity (PE) industry now routinely considers environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues when evaluating prospective acquisitions and making deals. The ESG label has become a political issue—particularly in North America—but industry leaders recognize that companies with strong governance, openness to the best talent, and environmentally efficient processes—whatever label you give those matters—are good prospects, and industry leaders have been acting accordingly.

READ MORE

In The News

Global Leaders

Regional Leaders

EMEA

Global Team