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Experience with Private Equity Spinouts

Who here has been with a company that was under PE rule, and either eventually IPOed or was sold off to another larger company?


What was the experience like, both leading up to the event (letโ€™s say the full year before) and after?

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LordBusiness
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Chief Revenue Officer
The time leading up to and after any "event" is always going to be a bit more stressful than operating normally.ย  Going into it, expect more pressure from leadership on pipeline, target achievement, process execution and reporting.ย  ย Coming off an event expect a lot of "business as usual" for roughly 6-12 months, and then usually aggressive change to whatever the "new norm" is.ย 
CuriousFox
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Needer of Life Alert
And the new norm changes and the cycle starts over again. It happens until PE sells.
allsaasnobrakes
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Growth Account Executive
Was a part of a company owned by PE and was sold to a large international tech conglomerate, can say that it was a drastic change of pace. Leading up to the event was pretty hectic and obviously being absorbed by a larger business always means pretty rapid change - both day to day and procedurally overall - but PE firms usually don't hook your benefits up the way a tech company typically does, although bureaucracy will come into play at any large scale enterprise. All in all, good experience.
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