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Survey: misalignment between Private Equity investors, portfolio company CEOs triggering costly turnover

March 2018
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Our latest Private Equity/CEO study performed jointly with Vardis shows misalignment between the two groups on a surprisingly wide range of critical matters.

At a glance

  • CEO turnover is unplanned for 34% of investments, leading to significantly worse returns and longer hold times for private equity firms.
  • The first 100 days are ripe for misalignment, with varying expectations of support, assessments of the management team, performance metrics, and frequency of contact.
  • Private equity investors tend to replace CEOs at the most disruptive times.

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