RESEARCH REPORT

Private Equity: navigating challenges and opportunities in the new geopolitical climate

2022 may feel like a case of déjà-vu for many private equity investors, with those who had looked forward to capitalising on the numerous pent-up opportunities suppressed by Covid-19 emerging from the pandemic only to be faced with new economic uncertainty and a materially heightened risk environment. However, despite geopolitical uncertainty, the ongoing impact of the pandemic, high energy prices and growing inflation, the industry remains optimistic.

We recently surveyed a panel of 100 senior-level private equity fund managers to further understand the issues keeping investors up at night and identify the pockets of opportunity – both in terms of sectors and geographies – investors are most bullish on over the next few years, along with solutions for any challenges expected.

The report highlights the numerous opportunities that well-capitalised private equity firms are looking to capture over the coming period.

Download your free copy of our Global Private Equity Investment report today.

Private Equity: Navigating Challenges & Opportunities in the U.S. Climate

We surveyed senior-level private equity fund managers in the USA to further understand the issues keeping investors up at night and identify the pockets of opportunity – both in terms of sectors and geographies – along with solutions for any challenges expected.

Overall, our study shows that U.S. private equity firms have increased the level of outsourcing key functions to free up valuable expertise and resource. The region remains optimistic despite geo-political uncertainty and is in an undoubtably strong position to take advantage of new opportunities in the upcoming months.

Download your free copy of our U.S. Private Equity 2022 report today.

ATTRACTIVE PE SECTORS

90% of respondents showed that appetite for investment in consumer discretionary will be the most favourable sector in the coming five years

LATAM FOCUS

89% of respondents see Argentina as most attractive LATAM market, followed by Brazil (88%), Mexico (85%), Chile (82%) and Panama (80%)

RENEWABLE ENERGY

92% of respondents describe the outlook for private equity funds investing in renewables to be positive

RENEWABLES

95% of respondents stated that investment in wind and solar is most likely, followed by hydro (83%), biomass (82%), wave (77%) and marine (75%)

ATTRACTIVE MARKETS

93% of respondents said they plan to invest in the UK, and 75% stated the Middle East

OUTSOURCING

97% of respondents said they outsource at least one element of their operations to a third party

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Rima Yousfan

Rima Yousfan
Sr VP, Head of Funds & COO

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Private Equity: navigating challenges and opportunities in the new geopolitical climate