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Private Equity Delivering Value

2024 Global Conference

Private Equity Delivering Value

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT

Coming off a euphoric year for private equity in 2021, higher costs of debt—thanks to higher yields—necessitated a quality bias in deal selection. Private equity sponsors today lean toward covenant-lite private debt financing rather than burdensome and unmanageable leverage to adapt to higher-for-longer interest rates. New, creative financing solutions have helped improve margins, empower management teams, and strengthen market share. As we enter uncertain public-equity markets, what must fund managers do to ready their portfolios for strategic acquisitions? How might this differ from public market exits? What value-improvements should managers aim to deliver to improve earnings and justify prices? Experts on our panel can surely suggest some of the strategies to achieve these goals.

John Bowman
President and Incoming CEO, CAIA Association
Chris Emanuel
Head, Technology Investment Group, GIC
Martin Escobari
Co-President and Head of Global Growth Equity, General Atlantic
Jacob Kotzubei
Co-President, Platinum Equity
Collin Roche
Bridget Walsh
Global Private Equity Leader, EY