A Message from BluWave: Discover where PE firms spent their time in Q1 2023

BluWave’s latest Quarterly Private Equity Insights Report is here, sharing a deep dive into how leading PE firms spent their time in the first quarter of 2023. Topline takeaways include:

  • Value Creation accounted for 78% of all PE activity, tying for an all-time high
  • Human Capital continues to be the number 1 trend, accounting for 45% of all activity
  • There’s growing demand for data, analytics, AI and robotic process automation

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Human Capital is Hottest Trend in Private Equity at 41% of all 2022 Activity: A Message from BluWave

In the latest BluWave Private Equity Insights Report, the annual activity index that shows the functional breakdown of where PE firms spent their time in 2022 compared to years past, shows an ~10% increase in human capital activity from 2021 to 2022. Learn what specific human capital resources PE firms were utilizing in the report.

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A message from BluWave: Here’s How Leading Private Equity Firms Spent Their Time in Q3

BluWave is trusted by more than 500 leading PE firms on thousands of critical projects, giving us a unique perspective into key trends in private equity. In Q3, we supported leading PE firms as they continued to run towards the storm, focusing on unique strategies that would allow them to thrive in the economic downcycle. Top takeaways from Q3 include:

  • Value creation remains robust at 69% of all PE activity
  • Human capital remains a primary PE focus area
  • Technology activity as well as sales & marketing activity have substantially increased YoY

 

A Message From BluWave: Why PE Firms are Focusing on Org Design & Effectiveness

The inflation-driven economic downturn has created a complex environment, causing private equity firms to take unique action, balancing right-sizing before the storm with retaining and recruiting key personnel. With human capital being a strong input for ensuring success through this downturn, PE firms are bringing in specialized third-party resources to resolve organizational design and effectiveness needs. Here are a few of the most popular resources that we’ve seen our clients engage:

  • Interim CHROs
  • HR-focused consulting firms
  • Organizational effectiveness consultants

Learn more about how these resources are helping PE firms ensure success despite the downturn.

A Message from BluWave: Karma School of Business Podcast | Good Values & Work Ethic Win

In the latest episode of BluWave’s Karma School of Business podcast, host Sean Mooney sits down with HCI Equity PartnersCo-Founder and Managing Partner Doug McCormick to discuss building world-class teams, how to scale your leadership along with your business and company culture, how HCI Equity Partners helps entrepreneurs realize their vision, and more.

What their conversation boils down to is that at the end of the day, good values and work ethic win.

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A Message from BluWave: Here’s how leading private equity firms spent their time in Q2

BluWave is trusted by more than 500 leading PE firms on thousands of critical projects, giving us a unique perspective into key trends in private equity. In Q2, we supported leading PE firms as they began mobilizing for a likely recession, embracing risk as opportunity. Top trends from Q2 include:

  • 68 percent of PE activity was value creation
  • Human capital remains a primary PE focus area
  • Sales & marketing initiatives were up 25 percent year over year in response to inflationary pressures
  • Commercial due diligence usage continues to grow as markets become more fluid

Gain deeper insights into Q2 private equity activity by getting your copy of the Q2 Insights Report today.