As an executive search provider in the private equity space, we recognize the future of private equity is likely to be very different from the past. The industry is becoming more institutionalized, more global, and more competitive. As a result, private equity firms will need to be more creative to generate value to investors. This can include direct investment in public companies, where firms can use their expertise and resources to drive operational improvements and turn around underperforming assets.
Firms may also look to employ more flexible deal structures, such as joint ventures, minority investments and rolling funds, to help mitigate risk and find new ways to create value. Additionally, firms may explore new geographies and sectors, such as frontier markets, to find untapped opportunities and diversify their portfolios.
Creativity in finding value-add opportunities may also include identifying niche manufacturing businesses that have a strong market position and a clear path to growth, and then working with management teams to improve operations, expand into new markets and drive innovation.
According to Warren Averett (2/7/2023), overall, the projected private equity trends demonstrate a focus on adaptability and sustainability. Private equity firms are looking to capitalize on the value-creation potential of technology, life sciences, direct investment in public companies and emerging markets, while also taking into consideration the importance of environmental, social and governance issues. The increased use of data and analytics will also play a crucial role in helping firms make informed investment decisions.
As the industry continues to evolve, and increasingly look to enhance operational value in their portfolio companies, they need strong operational leaders who are global, able to build performance-based teams and can navigate rapidly changing markets. We understand the importance of agility and speed and adapt well to the organizational sensitivities and specific needs of our clients — to find the executives who can help them maximize the commercial potential of their investments.
Against this backdrop, finding, assessing, and developing the best talent has never been more important, whether at the fund level or in the portfolio.
Across the spectrum, our focus on talent is driven by the primary variable in private equity: long-term value creation.
Allen Austin has successfully completed consulting engagements for clients that span a vast array of companies, public and private, start-up to well-established, not-for-profit organizations, educational institutions and more. Allen Austin delivers high impact consulting to our clients to enhance efficiency, revenue growth, profitability and enterprise value. We provide leadership advisory, assessment, and board services. With expertise across all functional areas, Allen Austin assists management in critical areas such as service, operations, mergers & acquisitions, strategy, and organization. We are passionate about delivering real and sustainable results.
Our executive search and leadership development services are focused on helping private equity firms find the right individuals who have an in-depth understanding of the challenges and the ability to help their company overcome them. To ensure this, we adopt a systematic methodology that is directed at identifying the current and future leadership needs of a company and crafting a personalized solution to fulfill them.