Case Studies

Restructuring a leadership team for growth

In February 2021, Drax was engaged by a large (£40M+ EBITDA) private capital backed multi-channel retail business to assess the suitability of the leadership team structure against the company’s value creation plan.

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Supporting a Private Equity firm to maximise their portfolio firms’ value creation potential

In September 2021, LCap was engaged by a leading mid-market Private Equity firm to help assess leadership teams currently in their portfolio, as well as those they were looking at pre-deal. The Private Equity firm in question had made a series of changes to their portfolio but had never done so with the innovative and rigorous approach that Leadership Dynamics analysis provides.

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Building a single leadership team post merger

In Q3 2021, LCap was engaged by a leading European Investor to help assess the leadership structure of two recently merged portfolio companies. The two businesses each had functional leadership teams independent of one another and also operated across different geographical footprints; specifically the UK & Ire as well as Central and Eastern Europe (Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Luxembourg

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Restructuring a leadership team for growth

In February 2021, LCap was engaged by a large (£40M+ EBITDA) private capital backed multi-channel retail business to assess the suitability of the leadership team structure against the company’s value creation plan. The company had added a new CEO in recent years who increased cost in the business while simultaneously failing to achieve growth. The Vice Chair was mandated to step in and review the business with a view to optimising the leadership team structure for growth.

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Supporting a Family-owned business to effectively manage intergenerational succession planning

In Q1 2022, LCap was engaged by a family-owned international plastics manufacturer to support succession planning in the business.

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Supporting a Founder-led business working towards continued growth pre-Private Equity

In September 2021, LCap was engaged by a leading founder-owned biomedical testing business that was first established in 2012. The business had successfully achieved growth under founder ownership, expanding into the US via acquisition and taking on minority, early stage venture capital investment

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Evaluating the leadership of acquisitions  

In Q1 2022, LCap was engaged by a leading vacant property services business to help assess the Managing Director level leadership structure of the organisation. As a result of three acquisitions, the client had three Managing Directors on the senior leadership team.

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Pre-merger leadership evaluation

In Q3 2021, LCap was engaged by a leading private equity fund to help assess the leadership structure of a proposed merger between two Financial Services portfolio companies.

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Team development following change in the SLT

In February 2022, LCap was engaged by a private equity backed B2B software business to support team development and the optimise the working dynamics within the group. The portfolio company had multiple members of the senior leadership team who had joined the business in the preceding months

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Supporting a Team with new Private Equity Investors

In September 2021, LCap was engaged by a leading workforce management software developer that had recently received backing by a UK mid-market Private Equity Sponsor. The business had successfully been through one growth journey with an investor, and was now seeking to go again for growth with the support of the new partner.

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Blog

Adam Neumann can be a great CEO, but he needs the right team around him

Should Adam Neumann be trusted with more VC funding? Yes, but only with a well-balanced executive team.

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Case Study

Perfectus Biomed Group

Perfectus Biomed Group (PBG) is a high-growth, award-winning, globally leading, contract research organisation with over 10 years of innovative, expert, and dynamic testing. Find out how Leadership Dynamics provided a better understanding of the experience and behavioural profile mix within the team to build upon its already strong performance track record.

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Blog

Where to invest your leadership capital as a fast-growth business

it’s all about functional balance

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Guide

Global Private Equity Report

The Global Private Equity Report looks deeply into trends that are changing the PE landscape

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Aerodynamic leadership

Engineering Leadership Success

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Private equity isn’t prioritising the leadership conversation.

Data can help

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Building a single leadership team pre-carve out

In February 2021, LCap was engaged by a leading European Investor to help assess the leadership structure of an operating division. The multinational was in the process of carving out the business unit to become a standalone entity, thereby increasing the possibility of a future sale.

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Restructuring a European leadership team

In July 2021, LCap was engaged by a leading European Investor to help assess the leadership structure of a European division within an international industrial manufacturing company in Europe (headquartered in United States). The business is a Global leader in the Energy to Waste Space, focussing on sustainability to offer their customers and communities world-leading, end-to-end materials management solutions.

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Bolt-on Origination and Leadership Evaluation

In November 2020, LCap was engaged by a private equity backed healthcare business to help map out their potential bolt-on origination landscape and to use Leadership Dynamics to evaluate the leaders within these businesses to understand which, if any, could increase their value creation potential

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Supporting a Private Equity firm pre-deal

In Q2 2022, LCap was engaged pre-deal by a leading lower mid-market Private Equity firm to help assess the leadership team of a business they had entered into exclusivity with.

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Succession Planning

In March 2022, LCap was engaged by a leading vacant property services business to help assess the current leadership structure of the organisation and plan the CEO succession post acquisition by a European Investor. The portfolio company had multiple members of the senior leadership team which intended to change their current role which we needed to factor into our analysis.

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Podcast

Podcast with More2: What are the traits of a successful leadership team in Private Equity

What are the traits of a successful leadership team in Private Equity backed businesses? The four key behaviours of leaders, the importance of curiosity, team dynamics, leadership insights, leadership and growth mindset.

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Where to invest your leadership capital as a fast-growth business – it’s all about functional balance

While large corporates are blessed with the budgets and time to hire a range of specialist leaders within each business function, start-ups and fast-growth companies don’t usually have the same luxury. Business founders and CEOs must quickly weigh up where to best invest their leadership capital, deciding which functions to focus on first, and then find the right fit with their culture, current team, and business structure. Getting this leadership balancing act right can make the difference between fast growth, average growth – or no growth at all.

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Guide

Managed Talent Document

The analysis provided in this search deck provides a comprehensive understanding of the experience required for a CXO inbound into Company X and the profile that would be most complementary to the existing team.

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See how we supported a team with new Private Equity Investors

In September 2021, Drax was engaged by a leading workforce management software developer that had recently received backing by a UK mid-market Private Equity Sponsor. The business had successfully been through one growth journey with an investor, and was now seeking to go again for growth with the support of the new partner.

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Building a single leadership team post merger

In July 2021, Drax was engaged by a leading European Investor to help assess the leadership structure of two recently merged portfolio companies.

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Guide

Leadership Dynamics Team Development Framework

Leadership Dynamics team development framework

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