PEI: Operational Excellence

Adding operational focus to the deal team is an essential part of designing a value creation plan, explain Permira’s Oliver Steil, Christian Paul and Riccardo Basile.

How should a fund manager collaborate with management to fuel growth? That’s a question that Permira has considered carefully over the last few years, leading to the formation of its Portfolio Group to apply its operational expertise throughout the investment cycle, from pre-deal operational due diligence to exit planning.

With 10 dedicated Portfolio Group members now on board, including the firm’s first head of ESG (environmental, social and governance), the group has doubled in size in just 18 months.

Portfolio Group head Oliver Steil, with principals Christian Paul and Riccardo Basile, explain why the team is integral to the firm’s execution of a global growth strategy.

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