Over the past year, mental health has risen on the agenda of most PE firms, with many pouring billions into businesses focused on wellbeing, such as therapy platforms and meditation apps. According to a report by CB Insights, investors put $5.5 billion into mental health technology start-ups globally in 2021 – a 139 percent increase from 2020.
Why the sudden interest? And are firms themselves offering support to their employees? In this episode, we analyse these questions further, speaking to Sam Tidswell-Norrish, managing director at Motive Partners, and Tanja Lukas, investment director, private equity at Schroders Capital, who offer insight into their own personal experiences as well as the industry as a whole.