Five Leadership Lessons From Private Equity That Can Benefit Any Business
Over the past two decades, private equity returns have outperformed public markets and venture capital. There are a host of reasons for this, including savvy investment professionals and effective utilization of leverage. However, I see the bedrock of private equity’s success as the uncompromising standard of excellence required from portfolio company leadership teams.
The private equity scorecard is clear and uncompromising. Sponsors invest money on behalf of limited partner (LP) institutional investors such as pension funds, university endowments, sovereign wealth funds and insurance companies. These LP investors heavily rely on private equity firms…(continue on to Forbes.com for the entire article)