Early analysis of this year's GP Trends survey revealed that optimism is returning to the private equity space. Our survey conducted immediately after the Covid initial outbreak, revealed that respondents thought it would be around another two years before activity returns to pre-pandemic levels. The reality is much more positive. Many of the respondents have said they are satisfied in their careers and are even looking to start their own funds as their next career step.
What is also telling is how the pandemic has shaken out the usual behaviours in the private equity sector. It has brought in new views and practices around ESG, working remotely and deal doing. In turn, generating a lot of confidence and happiness for PE professionals.
The research analyses responses from 200 private equity professionals, identifying and quantifying how the industry is evolving post-Covid.