How PE firefights reputational risks | Real Deals
Sullivan Street Partners‘ Zeina Bain spoke with Shivani Khandekar from Real Deals to share key insights on the potential reputational risks that private equity firms face.
In our discussion, we delved into what reputational risk means to us as an operationally-minded investor. Whether it’s going through extensive due diligence processes, setting behavioural expectations, or ensuring that communication between all parties is transparent and honest, these are all pertinent topics that are always at the forefront of our minds.
The key is to consider all stakeholders – staff, suppliers, customers, and broader environmental impacts ahead of going into a deal and setting the tone early to ensure the right culture in our investee companies is in place. At Sullivan Street, we always apply a personal litmus test when assessing investment opportunities as we are committed to being supportive stewards of good businesses.
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