In current market conditions, it has become more important than ever to create and enhance value in portfolio companies, drive growth and affect lasting change. Assembling leading market experts operating under varied value creation models, Private Equity Insights shed light on operational excellence and driving growth with Globalization Partners.

Private equity firms are often said to use their industry expertise and operational know-how to identify attractive investments, to develop value creation plans for those investments, and to generate attractive investors returns by implementing their value creation plans. Although many studies refer to such value creation plans, there is no systematic evidence on what these plans typically look like or whether they help improve company operations or investor returns.

In this thought provoking actionable webinar, we open up the black box of value creation in private equity with the help of confidential information on value creation plans and their execution. We discuss if plans are tailored to each portfolio company’s needs and circumstances and the hands-on effect of successful recruitment strategies. Successful execution varies systematically across funds and is a key driver of investor returns. Company operations and profitability improve in ways consistent with successful execution, even beyond PE funds’ exit.
  • Varied needs - Assessing the impact of the economic backdrop on internal hiring decisions and supplementing missing expertise through in-house advisors and external experts
  • Being flexible with internal structures to facilitate value creation to suit your portfolio and investment strategy as things continue to change
  • Finding a balance between hands-off and hands-on involvement in the management of your portfolio in the current market environment
  • Q&A
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    Private Equity Insights
    For more than 10 years, PEI has helped Investors, Fund Managers and CXOs rethink what it takes to fundraise, invest, operate and exit in Private Equity, and does so via online engagement and cutting edge conferences in Singapore, UK, France, Poland & CEE, Benelux, Switzerland, Iberia, Germany, Italy, Nordics and DACH.
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    Kevin Burke
    Director, M&A Private Equity @ Globalization Partners
    Kevin is currently Director, M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital for Globalization Partners. He is an experienced business developer with a strong background in Private Equity, Venture Capital, Technology, Advertising, Financial Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences, and Consumer Products industries.

    A proven leader who is detail-oriented, a strong communicator and analytical, Kevin has led sales and business development teams in several Boston, MA area firms.
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    Stephanie Barter
    Partner @ Platinum Equity
    Stephanie Barter oversees Platinum Equity’s in-house M&A Operations group, a team comprising functional experts across a wide range of operational disciplines that conducts due diligence on prospective acquisitions.

    Ms. Barter joined Platinum Equity in 1998 and has served in a variety of operations capacities, including portfolio company assignments as Chief Operating Officer at Peak Technologies and Chief Information Officer at NextiraOne. Ms. Barter was previously Vice President of Customer Service at Foresight, a company acquired by Platinum Equity in 1996.
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    Riccardo Basile
    Principal @ Permira
    Riccardo is a Principal and a member of the Portfolio Group at Permira. He has worked on a number of transactions including Allegro, Axiom, Catawiki, Magento, Synamedia, and Tricor. Prior to joining Permira, Riccardo was a Director at AlixPartners in London for five years, where he delivered a number of operational turnaround programmes.

    Before that, he worked for PwC in London for five years where he focused on delivering supply chain transformation programmes. Riccardo had previously held line management roles in industry.
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    Ragnar Hellenius
    Partner @ PAI Partners
    Ragnar is a Partner in PAI and joined in 2008. He is responsible for the Nordics Team and has participated in a number of transactions including ADB Safegate, Atos Medical and Perstorp.

    He has more than 10 years of experience in management consulting having worked for Accenture, McKinsey & Company and Booz Allen Hamilton. At McKinsey & Company he was a member of the Corporate Finance and Private Equity practices, advising European private equity firms on investments, portfolio company value creation and exits. He also worked as CFO and deputy CEO for Unibet Plc, a European online gaming company.