Mergermarket Private Equity Forum Austin 2023

Mergermarket's brand-new event for the American private equity community!

Four Seasons Hotel, Austin

04 Oct

Driving value creation capabilities through uncertain times: rewriting the playbook

Higher cost of capital, longer holding periods for PE portfolio companies and increasing interest rates are just a few issues that have led fund managers to place an increased emphasis on value creation and operational improvements in a bid to boost returns. This session will take a behind the scenes look at a GP’s value creation playbook and discuss best practices, how GPs can best position companies to ride out a downturn, and the importance of sector specialization.  

  • Given the uncertain outlook, how are GPs approaching supporting portfolio companies differently, and what should they prioritize?
  • Revisiting the playbook: what are some new approaches GPs have adopted to drive value creation?
  • How do you ensure that the value creation discussion gets buy-in from fund management teams and   portfolio companies?
  • Digital transformation in value creation: how are PE firms incorporating data and AI tools to enhance operations?
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  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
    John Kaercher Partner KIRKLAND & ELLIS Bio
    Bob Morse Co-Founder and Managing Director STRATTAM CAPITAL Bio
    Carl Press Partner THOMA BRAVO Bio