Disruption, in the form of technology change and advancement, is set to be one of the biggest themes that will shape the private equity industry in the year to come.
Technology is continuously advancing and evolving as experts thrive to develop increasingly complex and innovative ways to make daily processes, and the way businesses operate, more efficient and more digitised.
As it extends its influence on more industries than ever before, technology is still on track to gain more interest and becoming more attractive for investments.
Other than the availability of new opportunities, we will also need to be wary of the implications brought by the digital disruption - how we will need to adapt to the changes and the appearance of new risks that we have never faced before.
Will this be embraced as an opportunity or defended against as precaution? The innovative responses from private equity will be interesting to watch out for in the year to come.
In our first SuperReturn quarterly eBook series for 2018, we focus on the ever changing world of technology and its effects on the private equity industry. What kind of new risks and opportunities will it bring? How should the industry react to the impending changes and maintain its resilience to changes?
- David Lam, General Partner at Atlantic Bridge Capital
- James Newsome, Managing Partner at Arbour Partners
- Brett Hickey, Founder and CEO at Star Mountain Capital LLC