Private Equity Insights

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  • Q1 2024
    April 10, 2024
    After decades of globalisation shaping the world order, businesses are now forced to accept a new reality. Organisations are increasingly focused on mitigating risks from non-linear, disruptive events stemming from bleeding-edge innovation, political uncertainty, new and emerging technologies, and geopolitical tensions and potential conflicts…
  • Q4 2023
    January 11, 2024
    As 2024 begins, the economy and markets are showing some encouraging signs, with inflation stabilizing and interest rates poised to remain where they are or even start to come down in the coming year. Private equity leaders are hopeful this leads to a more active IPO and M&A cycle this year.
  • Q3 2023
    September 29, 2023
    In our latest issue of Private Equity Insights, we offer Protiviti’s latest thinking on ESG issues – specifically, assessing sustainability through an investment and value creation lens. We offer further thoughts on AI (including generative AI) from the board’s and the CFO’s point of view, and we bring the general counsel into the mix through…
  • Q4 2022
    October 6, 2022
    We are approaching the last quarter of a challenging 2022, and as many of us dive into our strategy and business planning for 2023, the coming year looks to be more of the same. Inflationary trends, supply chain challenges, access to talent and skills, security and privacy issues, and working capital management are among the many challenges that…
  • Q2 2022
    July 4, 2022
    As we head into the second half of 2022, it’s a volatile business climate in private equity. Inflation is on the rise, fueled by strong consumer demand. The labor market has stayed hot and unemployment levels low, with the gap between job openings and available candidates in the millions. PE deal activity and exits have slowed but they remain…
  • Q1 2022
    March 15, 2022
    In this issue of Private Equity Insights, we take a deep dive into the top risk issues facing companies owned by private equity (PE) in 2022 and over the next 10 years. These insights were obtained from our 10th annual survey of top risks by Protiviti and NC State University’s ERM Initiative.Of the global boards of directors and executives…
  • Q3 2021
    October 22, 2021
    From geopolitical, regulatory and policy risks to disruptive technology and cyberattacks to fraud, workplace violence and lawsuits, today’s private equity firms must have embedded capabilities to address threats that vary in scope and severity and are emerging at ever-increasing speed. They must be adept at addressing risks far beyond…
  • Q2 2021
    April 20, 2021
    In today’s complex mergers and acquisitions environment, even the most successful private equity firms must continuously stay up to task when it comes to building their M&A capabilities. Intense competition, increased regulatory scrutiny and rising litigation risks are just a few reasons private equity firms and portfolio companies must…
  • Q1 2021
    February 12, 2021
    Concern about the impact of government policies and regulations in response to COVID-19 is the No. 1 risk identified by directors and business executives across many industries. This insight is from our most recent top risk survey. Another survey we conducted last year, focused on technology risks, shows a deepening concern over cybersecurity…