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    Winners and Losers in a Disrupted Global Supply Chain

    Private equity value-creation experts from Permira and AlixPartners are turning the supply chain and logistics crisis into opportunity for operations improvements. Topics of discussion include reports from the front lines of portfolio companies that rely on the supply chain to fulfill orders, how the crisis is allowing companies to supply better service from shippers, the…

    October 4, 2021
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    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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    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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    Automation is Rolling Across Many Industries

    Three robotic process automation experts discuss the impact that RPA will have on healthcare, telecom, logistics and banking.

    May 11, 2020
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    Your Automation Project Needs to Start with the Human Element

    Three experts discuss the importance of management buy-in when launching a robotic process automation program.

    April 21, 2020
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    CEOs Ask: Is Automation Worth the Effort?

    Experts from Thomas H. Lee Partners, Bain & Co., and Automation Anywhere discuss the process by which the best CEOs determine where to begin automating functions within their companies. They explain why robotic process automation typically begins with processes that involve humans touching many pieces of paper.

    March 2, 2020
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    On Demand Webinar: PE Value-Add Through Cybersecurity

    An expert conversation about how GPs can protect and add value via data security

    As more than a few private equity investors have learned, missing cybersecurity weaknesses in portfolio companies can lead to catastrophic losses. But just as importantly, making improvements to a company’s cybersecurity infrastructure can position it for a more lucrative exit. 

    This…

    January 7, 2020
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    Webinar: How ESG Improves Portfolio Companies

    An in-depth discussion with veterans of private equity environmental, social and governance (ESG) value-add, including professionals from TPG, First Reserve and RSM.

    December 3, 2019
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