For those making waves in the private equity sector, a simple premise has always been followed: buy stakes in companies at a low price, and sell them for high one.
But these waves will barely be making a splash in the incoming tide of digitalisation for private equity investors and private equity clients. Value creation is now the future of this sector. Central to this technological overhaul is not simply building on your business’ own digital capabilities, but aligning with strategic partners that can sketch out a roadmap to keep you agile against your competitors. Given the rise of disruption in this sector, finding outlets for innovation is the lifeforce of your business’ survival. Are you ready?
There’s two sides to every story - and this particular tale starts with the operations of private equity firms. The digitalisation process starts from the inside of the firms, altering the technology ecosystem fuelling their products and services, and infiltrating their marketing and customer service capabilities.
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Here at Lolly Co, we pride ourselves on being able to cope with the complex. By bringing together your current portfolio of investments in private companies and data-driven insights via technology with due diligence, we can negotiate new digital products and experiences for your customers.
Revitalise Your Strategy
Accuracy might be possible via employee work, but human error and limited capacity for productivity can detract from efficiency. That’s why we focus our efforts on securing more technical and thorough investment processes.
Reshape Your Operations
Digitalisation is no one-time-fix - your private equity firm needs to constantly find outlets for technological renewal to stay competitive. This can be achieved via new operating models that reshape your management and delivery teams.
What your business can do for your customers is one flip of the coin. But understanding how to tailor this process of provision to your clientele’s needs and wants - including when they inevitably change - is a specific outlet for digitalisation.
This centres around sourcing customer engagement via digital channels to promote a client-firm relationship throughout the entire customer journey. The shift towards solutions also needs to be addressed with firm-specific technology that can harness the true potential of your team and your business. Private equity firms might not be as customer-driven as sectors alternative to the private equity industry, such as the retail sector, but now more than ever the customer is always right.
For those with an ear to the ground, our services carry out a Digital Transformation. A Digital Transformation rethinks how you manage your employees', your clients' and business’ data, and how you carry out your business operations. Or, in simple terms, a DT is the technological revamp your business needs to stay competitive. The private equity sector might anchor itself as unique when compared to other industries, but it is still set for the changes witnessed by a variety of other industries. In fact, more so than others, consulting firms have noticed that there is a renewed focus on securing a competitive edge in such a complex and bustling sector.
Although specific technology is not pinpointed as is with other sectors, the focus here is on creating a technological culture that pivots on the need for transformation. With an operational alteration that is championed by a chief information officer, the entire supply chain behind your firm can contribute to and access the full potential of digitalisation, whether it starts with your marketing department or reinvents your management teams. We also provide insight via commercial due diligence. Only recently has analytics, automation, the cloud, and the Internet of Things been integrated into the industry’s technological stance. And only recently have your competitors realised the importance of staying one step ahead. You need to keep up. And our consultants can set the pace.
What is the private equity sector?
The private equity sector includes firms that operate in an alternative investment class and focus on capital that is not listed on a public exchange. Private equity includes the funds and investors that directly invest in private companies or that buyout public companies.
What is the future of the private equity industry?
The private equity sector is forecasted to continue its steady growth past Coronavirus, and politically motivated strip sales will alter the operations of private equity firms. Yet despite this, a reliance on government support to survive the downturn created by Covid-19 will be a recurring trend for the future.
Is the private equity sector growing?
Recently investors have forecasted favourable opportunities for the private equity sector due to the global growth of private equity net asset value. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, investments have not stopped. They have slowed, but for distressed debt and other situations, capital calls will increase. It is not forecasted to struggle for long, and is predicted to return to its former growth.
What are the trends in the private equity industry?
Specifically the trends for the private equity sector include surges in European private equity activity, increasing levels of competition, a growing reliance on data analytics and big data, and a focus on Germany as the best country in the EU for PE investments.
How is technology changing the private equity industry?
So far, digital innovations have prioritised digital know-how for private equity firms and created a competitive advantage based on data-driven insights, lead to chief digital officers infiltrating the offices of PE firms across the globe, and put data-driven technologies at the fore of the sector.
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