Some findings of the 2013 survey:
- Funds see “management capabilities and effective strategy and execution as primary drivers of successful portfolios.”
- Outdated IT systems, under-qualified IT personnel and inadequate infrastructure become apparent following acquisitions, often impacting critical areas of the business.
- Active integration leadership and experienced team members are important to success.
- Firms frequently find weaknesses in financial reporting (including the frequency, accuracy and efficiency of reporting as well as the tracking of operational metrics).
Download the full survey report here.