Sixth Annual Private Equity (PE) Leadership Survey

With the pandemic, political strife, racial injustice, and extreme weather events escalating disruption to unheard-of degrees in 2020, PE investors and portfolio company executives have had to rethink many aspects of how they operate and how they craft strategic plans for the future.

In AlixPartners’ Sixth Annual PE Leadership Survey, we focused on the theme of how companies can best survive and thrive amid extreme disruption, thus ensuring PE investment success. With this theme top of mind, we asked participating investors and operators to weigh in on related questions, such as what’s most important for generating value during highly disruptive times, and how portco execs should lead in a landscape transformed by disruption.

The overarching message in this year’s survey findings was loud and clear: In times of extreme disruption, smart management of human capital becomes even more essential for portfolio company performance and thus PE investment success. This isn’t surprising, since how a company manages its talent can make or break its ability to survive crises as well as thrive in the aftermath.

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