The AlixPartners annual Private Equity Leadership Survey has for four years identified the gaps in communication, expectation, and urgency between investors and the leaders of their portfolio companies. Not every deal is made or broken on the numbers alone.

Last year, our private equity (PE) leadership survey—conducted jointly with Vardis—dug deeper into a key aspect of the owner–CEO relationship: misalignment between the two sides on a wide range of critical matters.

In the fourth annual survey, we take a closer look at the ongoing disconnection between respondents’ beliefs and behaviors and between their views on certain topics—most notably, the role of addressing talent needs to drive growth at portfolio companies (portcos). Respondents this year included portco chief financial officers (CFOs), thereby adding richness to the insights to be gained from our survey findings.

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