Berwick Partners’ Consumer Practice, last week hosted an intimate round table discussion challenging a broad range of topics and perceptions within the Private Equity market. With Oliver Wyncoll, Partner at Bridges Ventures, previously Langholm Capital, as Guest Speaker the result was lively debate from a wide range of leaders within industry.
It was agreed by all, there was, is and will remain to be a place for PE funding. However, the role and obligations of how PE firms operate needs to evolve as it has done in a number of cases already. Clearly the right partnership between the investors and the senior management teams can benefit speed of growth, shared learnings, and innovation. There was a definite belief that PE firms could be more proactive in their contribution to social responsibility and sustainable growth.
Others topics included the CEO/MD skill set required by mid-sized PE firms and the importance of due diligence from both sides - PE and management team. Investing time upfront and managing expectations will always deliver better results for all as many individuals shared.
Hosts from Berwick Partners were:
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