After taking part in the Private Equity deal activity panel, we asked Jürgen von Wendorff how he views the industry meeting the changing needs of business models. Also discussed was the increasing use of digitalization and how it is being used
The perception of Private Equity in the eyes of German Mittlestand companies was also discussed, highlighting how the use of these funds has increased in recent years by focusing on promoting the success stories in the industry.
Joining us from Manadarin Capital Partners was Inna Gehrt, Partner/Head of DACH. Over coffee we asked her why the DACH region is viewed as particularly attractive for institutional investors and how bets to help companies move into the international market.
Changes in the automotive industry, such as autonomous driving and electric vehicles, were explored in our chat with Roland Dennert. He also looked into the rise of technology companies moving into the industry and how shifting power in the telecommunication industry, such as Nokia and Apple, serve as historical example for change for the future of the automotive market.
We asked Marcus Brans what is the most important way that investors can add value to companies, with access to industry experts and new processes. We also asked Marcus how to ensure ease of communication between management teams, with early transparency highlighted as being important and incorporating sector expertise into operational teams in investments.