For six consecutive years, AlixPartners has tracked important trends and developments in private equity (PE) leadership through our annual survey of PE firms and portfolio companies (portcos), conducted jointly with Vardis. This year’s survey findings indicate that, for investors and portfolio companies seeking to emerge intact from the shocks of 2020, the ability to effectively manage human capital will separate the winners from the rest—now and well into the future.

AlixPartners' annual survey is administered online with respondents consisting of managing directors, operating partners or founders of PE firms, and senior executives—primarily CEOs and CFOs—from portfolio companies.