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Are Private Equity companies well positioned in a post COVID world?

13 July 2021

Scott Hendon, Partner, BDO USA: National and Global Leader of Private Equity |

Before the tumultuous events of 2020, private investors had US$2.5 trillion in dry powder. Since then, the amount of capital awaiting deployment grew to US$2.9 trillion.

As detailed in the newest edition of BDO’s Private Capital Pulse Survey , private equity firms are preparing to deploy that capital into a changing industry landscape. Key takeaways from the survey among PE professionals include:

  • Asset prices are expected to rise 
  • Taxation of digital assets is a prime area of concern 
  • ESG has growing importance 
  • Risk management and digital capabilities are prime deal drivers 
  • Growth equity will be the core investment strategy.

In other words, deal making, investment metrics, due diligence and investment risks are all evolving.