2020 was a tumultuous year, affecting many portfolio companies.
Whilst there proved to be a level of in-built resilience in many businesses, often above expectation, investors had to manage difficult situations across their portfolios.
As a CFO executive search and interim specialist, at Bronzegate we wanted to get a sense of what 2020 meant for CFOs in private equity portfolio companies. Our survey was conducted by approaching our executive network in the UK and Europe working in portfolio companies across all sectors, size and scale.
Our objective was to gauge what the impact has been on key aspects of the CFO role and investment performance as a direct result of the pandemic. This concise analysis provides insight from 100 portfolio company CFOs, outlining their personal experiences of managing the crisis and working with PE investors during such a challenging period. We hope the findings are of interest.