1. Business Value Creation

Value creation in an uncertain environment needs to be at the heart of the new business plan, so that there is overwhelming evidence that will attract either new investors, or an opportunity to sell. Innovation, operational excellence, marketing effectiveness, and customer service are some examples where a PE fund can actively steer a management team to focus their efforts. But, enormous agility  will also be required to address new market conditions when (not if) they emerge, and experienced managers must be in place to move in concert with what could be a paradigm shift in business reality.