Trends by Industry: Private Equity

Each year, Business Talent Group releases the High-End Independent Talent Report, looking across industries and business functions to analyze how business leaders deploy top independent talent to fill critical skill, expertise, and leadership gaps. Here are the key private equity trends for 2021.

Private equity firms need leaders who are skilled and experienced enough to execute strategies across the investment cycle. Independent consultants and executives are a perfect resource for these firms, helping evaluate acquisition targets, validating investment theses, and driving and sustaining impact through interim leadership roles.

PROJECT CATEGORIES: Private Equity and Venture Capital

37% Strategy
34% Interim Executive
14% Transformation
12% Operations
3% Organization



Interim Leadership


Business Processes

Marketing and Sales

Opportunity Assessment

Product Strategy and Launch

IT and Tech Transformation


Due Diligence

Financial Planning, Analysis, and Modeling

Financial Controls, Accounting, and Audit

Salesforce Effectiveness

Product Development

Post-Merger Integration

Process Optimization and Transformation

Program Management Office (PMO)


  • Serve as an interim CFO to lead the integration of three companies and 2021 budget process
  • Lead global implementation of a human resource information system (HRIS)
  • Assess target company’s inventory, finances, and operations and provide a recommendation to the investment committee
  • Post-acquisition, review product strategy and roadmap, provide customer segmentation, targeting, and product positioning recommendations, and develop resource allocation plan
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