Talent managers: Are you falling behind the pack?

Private equity firms and their portfolio companies recognize the importance of talent to their success. Look no further than the aggressive recruiting and back-filling that goes on every day across the industry.

Some Falling Behind: Still, some firms are further along than others in developing their talent functions. While nearly all firms take the lead or at least catalyze the hiring of portfolio company executives, a new report being unveiled today finds fewer than half collecting HR data from portfolio companies in order to pinpoint risks.

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Consumer-focused Palladin seeks pre-MBA associate for Boston office: Sponsored

Palladin Consumer Retail Partners, whose portfolio of brands includes the KT Tape that athletes everywhere stretch across their skin for muscle support and pain relief, has an opening for a pre-MBA associate in its Boston office.

In this position you’ll have a hand in all facets of deal-making, from sourcing to execution to portfolio management. You’ll get to work as part of a small team of deal-makers. You should be someone who thrives in a “fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment,” according to the firm.

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Apax Partners’s David Kim, nearing mandatory retirement age, reflects on IR career

David Kim and Emilio Voli will be stepping down this June as partners and co-heads of investor relations at London and New York-based buyout firm Apax Partners as they bump into its mandatory retirement age of 60. An internal candidate has been tapped to take their place, but the firm does plan to hire several mid-level to senior professionals over the next several months.

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MiddleGround Capital seeks a VP/director of investor relations: Sponsored

MiddleGround Capital, a fast-growing powerhouse in the middle market, and an innovator in keeping employees healthy and happy, seeks to hire a VP/director of investor relations to help keep its fund-raising engine purring.

In this position you’ll help raise the firm’s flagship funds. Among tasks, you’ll create prospect lists, develop investor relations materials, maintain records of interactions with limited partners, organize quarterly investor meetings, and supervise other investor events and activities. You’ll also have an opportunity to find co-investors for individual deals. Your work on this front will include developing marketing materials and calling prospective investors.

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PE Firms Recognized in 2023 Top Private Equity Innovator Awards

This week BluWave announced the recipients of the 2023 Top Private Equity Innovator Awards–recognizing the top 2 percent of PE firms for their innovative practices in proactive due diligence, transformative value creation, ESG and private equity firm operations.*

Discover who made the list.

Robin Clifford returns to ‘reset’ New Jersey’s PE portfolio

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