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  • Portfolio Operations

    Born-Digital: Helping Portfolio Companies Become Tech-Enabled Competitors

    A playback of the popular Privcap webinar. Two value-creation experts discuss artificial intelligence applied to portfolio companies, “table-stakes” projects versus more advanced business functions, and where to begin. Also discussed – private equity’s ability to shape the digital future of a portfolio company, instilling a culture of experimentation, and how digital capabilities can increase exit…

    July 26, 2021
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    Supporting Portfolio Companies in Times of Disruption

    An expert discussion about human capital challenges and other operational opportunities during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

    July 16, 2021
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    Private Equity as a Force for Value-Creation

    Adam Blumenthal of Blue Wolf Capital Partners discusses adding value via ESG principles.

    July 8, 2021
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    Reporting ESG: Challenges and Opportunities for Private Equity GPs

    Three experts discuss how ESG has moved from a ‘why’ discussion to ‘how’ these principles should be implemented by a private equity firm. Topics include the rise of LP demand for diversity and inclusion and climate change data, portfolio-level versus company-level reporting, and the importance of viewing as a tool for value creation, not just…

    June 29, 2021
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    Supporting Portfolio Companies in Times of Disruption

    On-demand webinar. Three private equity value-creation experts discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by GPs during the pandemic, and what comes next. Human capital stands out as the top priority, they agree, with the war for talent made even more complex in a resurgent economy and new remote work era. Also discussed is the need…

    June 15, 2021
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    Private Equity as a Force for ESG Value-Creation

    An interview with Adam Blumenthal, Founder and Managing Partner of New York-based private equity firm Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Blumenthal discusses his firm’s carefully constructed approach to adding value via ESG principles, as well as private equity’s unique ability to influence the practices of its portfolio companies. Also discussed – the low-hanging fruit of governance…

    June 14, 2021
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    Grappling With the Supply Chain of the Future

    A conversation with KKR’s Neil Brown, who takes a deep dive into the effect that a massive disruption of the global supply chain is having on businesses. Brown, a Managing Director for the KKR Global Institute and KKR Infrastructure, discusses the impact of digital services, changing consumer priorities, the US-China relationship and the future of…

    March 3, 2021
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    Two Consumer Companies, Two COVID Impacts

    Part 2 of a podcast interview. Michael Kumin of Great Hill Partners describes how two portfolio companies, Wayfair and TodayTix, have performed in the pandemic. Kumin also discusses the boom in home spending and the wait for the return of live entertainment.

    February 1, 2021
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    Private Equity’s Advanced Services for GPs and Portfolio Companies

    An interview with Northleaf Capital Partners’ Michael Flood and Matt Shafer covering capital support for portfolio companies, emerging GPs and investing in a COVID environment.

    November 30, 2020
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    Investing in IT Infrastructure and Cybersecurity Means Investing in People

    Two experts from RSM discuss how IT and cybersecurity are becoming critical areas for private equity value protection and creation.

    July 28, 2020
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    Beware the Knock-On Effects of IT Cost-Cutting

    For many CEOs, a company’s IT function can appear to be “expensive,” and therefore get a cost-cutting target placed on it. While there are smart ways to reduce the cost of IT and cybersecurity while maintaining quality, corporate leaders should be aware that cost-reduction without proper planning can have second-order, deleterious effects on the…

    July 14, 2020
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    Transformative Investing with Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

    A discussion with private equity experts from Thomas H. Lee, Bain & Co., and Automation Anywhere. The report is based on the popular Privcap podcast series: “Transformative Investing with Robotic Process Automation (RPA).”

    June 2, 2020
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