In our latest new reality video, Naveen Sharma discusses the impact of the pandemic on PE funds’ portfolio companies. The focus has varied depending on how severe the impact has been.
When it comes to new capital deployment there has been a strong focus on portfolio bolt-on opportunities, as well as some all equity growth capital style deals.
Traditional deal activity has predictably slowed during COVID-19, but more recently there have been positive signs. And while the focus during the crisis has been on portfolio companies, there will be much more of a focus on new deal activity as we emerge from lockdown.
Closing deals in the current environment will rely on three key elements.