Conquering complexity

How Europe’s private equity CFOs and COOs are setting themselves up for success

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In Q1 2021, Acuris surveyed 100 senior PE operational leaders working in Europe to gain insights into region’s PE market. Respondents were equally distributed among average target fund size (under €250m, between €250m-€500m, between €500m-€1bn, and exceeding €1bn). All responses are anonymous, and results are presented in aggregate.

The main investment strategies employed by survey respondents are leveraged buyouts and venture/growth capital, each of which represent the primary strategies of 20% of respondents respectively. The second most popular strategy among the sample is distressed/special situations strategies, which represents the core strategy of 15% of respondents.