The Operational Excellence Special 2013

Value matters

This entire supplement is dedicated to what we believe is the real mission and essence of private equity: building better businesses through active ownership and management.

The centrepiece is our Operational Excellence Awards, now in their second year, which are designed to recognise and reward the best value creation stories of the last 12 months – from Dutch sandwich spread, to Vietnamese mobile phone retailers, to US auto parts. 

Elsewhere, we discuss compensation: should operating partners be rewarded in exactly the same way as deal partners? We look at how to influence as a minority shareholder in Asia. We consider the particular challenges of distressed investing. And we ask some portfolio company CEOs what they really think about private equity…

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The Operational Excellence
Special 2013