Global views on the future of the operating partner model

 

A deep dive discussion about the critical elements of value creation. The agenda features two Deep Dives scheduled in two different time zones for our North American, European, and APAC audiences. Our Deep Dives will feature two panel discussions with speakers from different parts of the globe followed by virtual interactive discussions.

To gain access to The Future of Value Creation Models Deep Dive, you must be an Operating Partners All Access member.

 

Day 1

Agenda

The Future of Value Creation Models Asia Deep Dive - Tuesday 27th

APAC time zone sessions (HKT (Hong Kong/Singapore))
09:55 - 10:00

Welcome from PEI and introduction to Operating Partners All Access

10:00 - 10:45

APAC perspectives: How are private equity value creation models evolving?

Menno Veeneklaas, Abhishek Kapur, Alvin Lam, Kyle Shaw

This discussion will feature how PE funds are innovating their approach to value creation; being more data-driven; with a stronger focus on digital transformation and human capital.

Moderator:
Menno Veeneklaas, General Operating Partner, Allegro Funds

 
Panelists:
Abhishek Kapur, Managing Director, KKR
Alvin Lam, Senior Managing Director – Operations, CVC Capital Partners
Kyle Shaw, Founder and Managing Director, ShawKwei & Partners

A speaker photo for Menno Veeneklaas

Menno Veeneklaas

General Operating Partner, Allegro Funds

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Abhishek Kapur

Managing Director, KKR Capstone

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Alvin Lam

Principal, CVC Capital Partners

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Kyle Shaw

Founder and Managing Partner, ShawKwei & Partners

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10:45 - 11:30

Interactive live discussion with operating partners

Menno Veeneklaas

Join a live interactive discussion/extended Q&A with the speakers and all the operating partners attending. Hear directly what is on everyone’s mind in looking at the future of value creation models.

Facilitator:
Menno Veeneklaas, General Operating Partner, Allegro Funds

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Menno Veeneklaas

General Operating Partner, Allegro Funds

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North American time zone sessions (ET (New York))
09:55 - 10:00

Welcome from PEI and introduction to Operating Partners All Access

10:00 - 10:45

The future of value creation and the operating partner model

Prital Kadakia, Susan Clark, Dan Grosh, Thad Longson
  • Analyzing the operating partner model post-COVID: how will the value creation recipe change? Will the operating partner role in PE grow in numbers/importance?
  • What types of skillsets are/will be needed? What types of operating partners will become more relevant?
  • With the re-set of the current market’s growth curve, how do you generate more benefit from operational capability going forward?
  • Discussing firms’ different approaches in looking at the movement from generalist to specialists and the growing relevance of technology, human capital, digital marketing, ecommerce, and other key areas
  • How will virtual/hybrid workforces impact the model moving forward?
  • How will the operating partner role evolve as more opportunities exist in both diligence and value creation with regard to turnaround/distressed business
  • Looking at where growth is to be achieved and how we better link operational capability and growth

Moderator:
Prital Kadakia, Partner, Serent Capital

Panelists:
Susan Clark, General Partner, Portfolio Operations, TCV
Dan Grosh, Operating Partner, Diversis Capital
Thad Longson, Operating Principal, HGGC Operational Resource Group

Prital Kadakia

Prital Kadakia

Partner, Serent Capital

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Susan Clark

Managing Director, Operations, Sun Capital Partners

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Dan Grosh- Diversis capital

Dan Grosh

Operating Partner, Diversis Capital

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Thad Longson

Operating Principal, HGGC Operational Resource Group

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10:45 - 11:30

Interactive live discussion with operating partners

Prital Kadakia

Join a live interactive discussion/extended Q&A with the speakers and all the operating partners attending. Hear directly what is on everyone’s mind in looking at the future of value creation models.

Facilitator:
Prital Kadakia, Partner, Serent Capital

Prital Kadakia

Prital Kadakia

Partner, Serent Capital

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Susan Clark

Managing Director, Operations, Sun Capital Partners

Susan Clark, Managing Director, joined Sun Capital in 2021. Prior to joining Sun Capital, Susan was General Partner of Portfolio Operations at TCV, a technology growth investment firm. Susan was responsible for standing up the firm’s advisory and ope… Read full bio
Dan Grosh- Diversis capital

Dan Grosh

Operating Partner, Diversis Capital

Dan Grosh is an Operating Partner, Human Capital at Diversis. He focuses on talent strategy, enhancing leadership teams and special projects for Diversis and the firm’s portfolio. Dan has played a significant role at Calibre One. He served on the glo… Read full bio
Prital Kadakia

Prital Kadakia

Partner, Serent Capital

Prital leads the portfolio operations team for Serent Capital, working closely with the management teams at Serent portfolio companies on value-creation initiatives to drive measurable and sustained revenue and earnings impact. Prital's work with por… Read full bio

Abhishek Kapur

Managing Director, KKR Capstone

Abhishek Kapur (Singapore) joined KKR Capstone in London in 2011 and currently leads the team in South East Asia. He has primarily been involved with KKR portfolio companies Avincis Group, Cognita, Goodpack, Japfa, Northgate, RigNet, and KKR's Specia… Read full bio

Alvin Lam

Principal, CVC Capital Partners

Mr. Alvin Lam is an operating partner with CVC Capital Partners. Alvin joined CVC in 2005. Prior to joining CVC, Alvin was a Principal with the Boston Consulting Group’s Greater China practice and worked for Philip Morris International in a regional… Read full bio

Thad Longson

Operating Principal, HGGC Operational Resource Group

Broad experience in financial services, corporate development, M&A, strategy, project management, process improvement, strategic change, data management, integrations, carve outs and financial cost management. Guided and influenced the strategy a… Read full bio

Kyle Shaw

Founder and Managing Partner, ShawKwei & Partners

Kyle is the Founder and Managing Partner of ShawKwei and Partners, a private equity investment firm established in 1998. ShawKwei and Partners has offices in Hongkong, Singapore, and Shanghai managing investments in Asia, Europe, and the USA. Kyle’s… Read full bio

Menno Veeneklaas

General Operating Partner, Allegro Funds

Menno is General Operating Partner with Allegro Funds, a mid-market private equity fund which specialises in hands-on turnaround investing. Allegro Funds has A$1.1 billion of FUM and currently manages a portfolio of 11 companies with a team of 15 inv… Read full bio