Diving into the ever-evolving world of private equity and venture capital, this series uncovers key trends and innovations shaping the industry. This edition focuses on technology: from shifts in value creation, to the accelerated spread of AI and the emerging Metaverse, technology is changing our digital and physical worlds, as well as the PE/VC industry itself. Private equity and venture capital are increasingly seen as global change agents, harnessing technology to address climate change and solve complex human challenges. And it is no secret portfolio company success is driven by accomplished CEOs and their leadership teams.
“The IPEM Private Equity Conference 2023 highlighted private equity as the top asset class and strategic target for investors. The industry is heavily influenced by today’s megatrends; digitalisation, new living and sustainability. There is a much greater understanding of how ESG can generate returns, driven by LPs’ expectations and new performance criteria. In parallel, there is stronger recognition of talent as a lever; complexity and bigger transformations require the right leadership team from day one of investment to maximise value creation.
Our industry is at a pivotal juncture. Geopolitical dynamics, societal change and economic transformation are spurring a fast-changing recalibration of the investment context. Amidst the resulting complexity will be new challenges and extraordinary opportunities. Portfolio companies, GPs and LPs are aligned in valuing acuity and agility to reframe success in the next era.”
- Anita Pouplard, Managing Partner, France and Global Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice Leader
“Technology, venture capital, and private equity are the three pillars of innovation in our world today. They are interdependent, creating a virtuous cycle of disruption, growth and value creation. We are pleased to share the observations and insights in this report, which emerge from our daily involvement with executive leaders in each of these three strategic industries.”
- Rick Wargo, Managing Partner, U.S. and Global Technology Practice Leader