Marks Sattin hosted a roundtable event in 2015 which examined the dynamic of private equity (PE) ownership and the unique qualities chief financial officers (CFOs) need to master when operating in a PE backed company.
The panel included prominent individuals both from PE houses and finance directors operating in PE backed companies. The debate was chaired by Chris Clegg, managing director of Endless, a PE investor which has offices in Leeds, London and Manchester, with a focus on business headquartered in the UK.
Being a CFO in a PE backed company offers a unique opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment with a dedicated owner that will provide specialist support to help a company reach its potential. The eventual aim is to sell-up, make significant gains, and move on. It is a unique working environment and, along with all working cultures, is more suited to some than others. For those who do find PE owned environments attractive, the rewards can be substantial.
Read more in our whitepaper about The Dynamics of Private Equity Ownership