BluWave Awards 2023: Top Private Equity Innovators

We’re proud to announce the second annual top private equity innovators with the 2023 BluWave Awards.

“We’re regularly asked by market leaders about the best practices that are being embraced by the most innovative private equity firms,” BluWave founder and CEO Sean Mooney said, talking about the impetus for creating the awards.

Also See: 2023 Private Equity Innovator of the Year: ParkerGale Capital

Our objective, thorough process gathered feedback from the world of private equity as well as the top service providers that work with them on a daily basis.

With their help, we identified the top 2 percent of firms for their innovative practices based on four key criteria identified by our research and operations team. Here’s a little more about each one.

Proactive Due Diligence Practices

Innovative PE firms look at prospective investments with an eye towards not only trusting, but verifying, but also with a preemptive lens into informing future value creation opportunities.

Transformative Value Creation

Once PE firms make investments leading private equity firms partner with their portfolio company management teams to purposely create value that didn’t or couldn’t exist before.

Embracement of ESG

Top PE firms know that ESG (environmental, social and governance) is not only good for the world, but also fundamentally improves returns.

Modern Private Equity Firm Operations

These PE leaders treat the business of private equity like a business. They strategically utilize best in class internal and external cross-functional resources to enable insightful opportunity assessments and unique levels of value creation.

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