What drives private equity investments?
While CEOs and senior management of mid-sized private companies attracting Private-Equity investment have the potential to be richly rewarded for successful performance, their tenure can be brief unless they continue to grow the business and meet their targets. CEOs of mid-sized private companies considering this financing option need to pursue Private-Equity investment with a clear-eyed, honest appraisal of both the risks and rewards it entails.
These are among the key findings of a survey of 269 senior Private-Equity executives conducted by Deloitte and Touche USA LLP. The purpose of the survey was to provide a snapshot of current Private-Equity practices and their impact on the owners of mid-sized private companies contemplating Private-Equity investments.