Top 50 Private Equity Firms

“When things went wrong, they didn’t leave us twisting on our own for long, they jumped in with pragmatic insights as to how we could get through the storm together.” —2X PE-exited Chief Commercial Officer
The Annual Top 50 Private Equity Firms for Executives highlights the funds whose governance style, engagement and fit are seen as best enabling their executives to achieve success. The winners were selected through a collaboration between PrivateEquityCXO (PE-CXO) and Falcon Partners. PE-CXO is the world’s largest community of private equity-backed executives. Falcon Partners is a leading retained executive search firm exclusively serving private equity firms and their portfolio companies.

An unrelenting, decades-long increase in PE dealmaking has resulted in unprecedented demand for C-suite portfolio company executives. And the supply/demand trend continues to worsen, thereby making a competitive talent pool even more daunting. Elite executives will be diligent in selecting the right platform and optimal sponsor fit. The stakes are further intensified by economic uncertainty, drawn out exit horizons, a challenging debt market and dynamic valuations. As a result, value creation becomes even more challenging for all stakeholders.

Aligned interests are a hallmark of private equity. Yet the key findings of this report show there is a significant opportunity for sponsors and executives to ensure that cohesion is better prioritized. No single governance approach is ideal except to the extent it aligns with a given management team’s behaviors. The findings in this report can serve as a framework for sponsors and management when conducting mutual diligence ahead of a key hiring decision, or when seeking performance improvement. That framework is presented as the Nine Dimensions of Governance Fit®.

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