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Executive summary: The new era of private equity operations

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This briefing recaps the three-part video series, Deploying private equity talent. Key takeaways include:

  • Operating platforms differ from firm to firm, and differentiation is critical to winning deals.
  • The days of pure financial engineering to generate returns are over, firms now need specialized skills.
  • Operating partners are increasingly involved in deals from the outset.
  • The operational approach should be suited to the portfolio company.
  • Management teams must take ownership of the firm’s plan if the plan is to succeed.

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