by Jay Bartlett, Mark Laudy, Andres Saenz
During the summer of 2008, as the world economy and capital markets plunged into a state of turmoil from which they have yet to fully recover, a consensus developed that the trauma of the “Great Recession” would permanently change the psychology of the American consumer. Phrases such as “New Frugality” emerged to express the view that attitudes favoring careful spending, increased saving, and value-oriented consumer behaviors would persist far longer than the economic conditions which produced them.
To test this idea, The Parthenon Group conducted two parallel streams of research over the last 24 months.
Is your organizational structure aligned with your investment focus? How are you managing the internal firm complexity associated with growth? Is your organizational structure competitive in today's environment? Knowing the answers to these questions is essential to driving optimal fund performance and long term success.
by Greg Pappas, Isabella Allen, Anneli Schalock
Several of Partheon's senior members in our Global Private Equity Practice have co-authored the above article for the fall 2009 edition of The Journal of Private Equity on organizational structures in Private Equity firms.
In the midst of market volatility and an uncertain economic climate, refocusing on the fundamentals of market forecasting is more important than ever. Through a disciplined application of market forecasting techniques, investors can identify target sectors others might overlook, improve day-to-day decision making inside the portfolio, and carefully measure risk for potential investments before closing the deal.