How can I distinguish truly deal-enabling executives from the rest of the pack?

This is a key challenge facing PE investors. In the increasingly competitive PE environment, partnering with the right senior executives has become an essential ingredient for winning deals and achieving the best possible investment returns. While conversations with experts can even the playing field for all investors, true executive partnerships have the potential to transform a fund’s performance – and the careers of its investment team.

Identifying and screening executives for Private Equity “Perfect Fit” can be time-consuming and often results in numerous false starts.

At Notch Partners, we have been cultivating pre-investment executive talent for leading private equity investors for 20+ years. We have identified patterns among the executives who ultimately improve our clients’ returns. To help optimize your pursuit of executive partners, we suggest using this rubric.

Look for executives who display some or all the following characteristics: