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Global private equity (PE) firms are expanding, with record-high assets and ready capital for investing. But that success brings higher hurdles to overcome. So say consulting professionals Tawfik Hammoud, Michael Brigl, Johan Öberg and David Bronstein. Their insightful report argues that PE company leaders – challenged by the headwinds of intense competition, fee changes and investor pressure to generate even higher returns – must embrace three strategic initiatives to sustain their growth trajectory. getAbstract recommends this expert report to financial professionals and investors interested in exploring PE trends.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why private equity (PE) firms are booming,
  • What obstacles to these companies’ future growth are developing and
  • How PE firms can adapt to meet these challenges.

About the Authors

Tawfik Hammoud et al. are partners at the Boston Consulting Group.



The statistics on private equity (PE) firms convey the image of a sector that is firing on all cylinders. At the conclusion of 2016, more than 4,700 PE firms operated in the global marketplace, with 319 new entrants joining the fray that year. Assets under management hit a peak of $2.49 trillion in 2016, with $900 billion available in uninvested capital. PE entities’ investment returns are beating other segments, including fixed income, public equities, real estate and hedge funds. A 2016 survey revealed that 95% of investors were pleased with...

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