Key takeaways:

  • Faced with persistently high deal prices, historical peaks in EBITDA multiples and rapid technological changes, private equity firms are under pressure to find alternative means of capturing appropriate returns.

  • Private equity firms need to focus more sharply on all four stages of the investment life cycle - from the due diligence period until the exit - and leverage the potential afforded by digital capabilities and innovation-driven business models.

Private Equity Study 2018

About the study:

Based on market research and interviews with executives in the European private equity sector, this study addresses key opportunities, challenges and pitfalls throughout the end-to-end private equity investment life cycle, identifies industry best practices and pinpoints the capabilities that support the efforts of private equity firms to achieve the maximum possible return from their portfolio companies.

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