Private equity deal-making reached historic heights in 2021, breaking annual records in both volume and value with nearly 2,900 transactions comprising $438.6 billion. While there are some headwinds in 2022, the fundamentals remain in place for a strong year. The historically favorable credit market continues to enable investors to borrow more money, reducing the amount of equity needed to enter transactions with more capital available to invest than ever before.
Business trends indicate, an increasing number of companies are becoming first-time private equity portfolio companies and portfolio company CFOs are struggling with the nuances. Here are some ways CFOs who are new to private equity can shift from “feeling green” to “feeling great” with private equity owners.