KPMG and Directorbank conducted a survey of over 300 senior executive and non-executive directors of portfolio companies to find out their views of life under private equity ownership and what skills they valued. In-depth interviews were held with a further 23 directors – all of whom had experience working with several private equity-backed business over a number of years.
|Managing underperforming investments
Most of the seasoned executives and non-executives we interviewed had experienced situations where a business underperformed against plan. They provided constructive actions that private equity directors could take to help address underperformance.