Private equity has always focused on creating value and helping promote
growth in portfolio companies. Since the industry began, private equity firms
have tried many ways to meet this ultimate objective – and with varying
success. Now, post the global financial crisis, the question being asked more
than ever is: how can private equity deliver its value-added promises?
This is the fourth annual Grant Thornton global private
equity survey and we interviewed 175 private equity
firms from across the globe. This year we focus on
the themes of ‘buying well’ in today’s market, and the
role that secondary buyouts are playing in this
challenging but fast-moving environment.