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3i CEO on private equity's challenge

01 Dec 2010   Comments

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Ex-3i FD Michael Queen on how the industry is getting out of the doldrums

The private equity landscape has changed since the financial crisis, and the industry will need to adopt new strategies to make a success of their portfolio companies, according to 3i's chief executive and former FD, Michael Queen.

Speaking in a video interview with Emanuel Eftimiu, head of research for Unquote" - a private equity title from the same stable as Financial Director - Queen discusses how a dearth of debt availability and other factors have meant the tried and tested private equity models of the past are challenged now that funding and deals are scarce.

Proving that they add real and lasting value to companies they own, demonstrating sustainable returns to investors, identifying solid investments and expanding into Asia are top of the list for the industry now, according to Queen.

To read Financial Director's exclusive interview with Queen's successor as 3i FD, Julia Wilson, click here

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