Private Equity Insights: Top Risks for 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 surveyed, respondents from PE-owned company leaders comprised roughly one-third of the total survey respondent population. The findings are revealing and underscore the significant pressures PE-owned companies and their owners are facing during this challenging period.

Private Equity-Owned Companies Perspectives on Top Risks for 2022 and 2031

When it comes to issues that are threatening growth plans in 2022 and beyond, government policies designed to curb COVID-19, operational resilience, succession challenges, labor costs and inflation are identified as the top risk issues that PE-owned companies worry about the most. The current landscape calls for C-suite executives and boards at PE-owned companies, in particular, to be vigilant in preparing for emerging issues.