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Humatica advises Freshstream on their investment in the UK’s leading security technology group, including SmartWater® and Perimeter Intruder Detection (PID) Systems
30 Mar, 2021 By Humatica

Humatica advises Freshstream on their investment in the UK’s leading security technology group, including SmartWater® and Perimeter Intruder Detection (PID) Systems

Humatica, the leading private equity specialist advisor for portfolio organisational effectiveness, has advised private equity firm Freshstream on its investment in a group containing the UK’s leading security technologists, including SmartWater® and Perimeter…

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More Money, More SPACs, More Problems
29 Mar, 2021 By Humatica

More Money, More SPACs, More Problems

SPACs are a new phenomenon that further blurs the line between public and private markets. They are putting more pressure on private equity funds to…

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Buy & Build Secrets of Success – A Five-Part Series | Part 3 of 5: Merging Sales & Marketing Organisations
19 Mar, 2021 By Humatica

Buy & Build Secrets of Success – A Five-Part Series | Part 3 of 5: Merging Sales & Marketing Organisations

Defining the post-merger operating model is an essential step after a bolt-on acquisition including what functions and activities should be merged, and which should not.…

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Humatica – 2020 A Year in Review
17 Mar, 2021 By Humatica

Humatica – 2020 A Year in Review

Despite the pandemic, Humatica had a record 2020. We completed 31 international projects, 23 of which were delivered remotely. We worked closely with our loyal…

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Humatica advises Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) on their investment in Lucid Group
17 Mar, 2021 By Humatica

Humatica advises Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) on their investment in Lucid Group

Humatica, the leading private equity specialist advisor for portfolio organisational effectiveness, has advised private equity firm Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) on its investment in Lucid Group. Founded in 2007, Lucid Group is a…

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Upskilling to deliver the Full Potential Plan | A 10-minute tutorial
09 Mar, 2021 By Humatica

Upskilling to deliver the Full Potential Plan | A 10-minute tutorial

What got you here, won’t get you there. With deal prices on the rise, funds need work harder and take bigger risk to realize superior…

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How to make a 9x return in 2.5 years – An interview with Jouni Heinonen of HVD Partners
02 Mar, 2021 By Humatica

How to make a 9x return in 2.5 years – An interview with Jouni Heinonen of HVD Partners

Humatica recently interviewed Jouni Heinonen, the managing partner of HVD Partners on their sale of Solifos AG to NBG GmbH. HVD Partners carved out the…

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Buy & Build Secrets of Success – A Five-Part Series | Part 2 of 5: Collaborative Design of the Target Operating Model
01 Mar, 2021 By Humatica

Buy & Build Secrets of Success – A Five-Part Series | Part 2 of 5: Collaborative Design of the Target Operating Model

Defining a target operating model “TOM” is an essential first step following a bolt-on acquisition. It sets the organizational framework for the future management structure…

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The right org effectiveness consultant – Don’t hire a dentist to cut your hair
25 Feb, 2021 By Humatica

The right org effectiveness consultant – Don’t hire a dentist to cut your hair

One of the consequences of more competitive deal markets and more money in private equity is the increased use of consultants – not only pre-deal…

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Mastering Organizational Due Diligence
23 Feb, 2021 By Humatica

Mastering Organizational Due Diligence

97% of deal makers agree that organizational issues are the greatest source of deal risk. Ask any dealmaker what determined their best and worst deals…

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Buy & Build Secrets of Success – A Five-Part Series | Part 1 of 5: Why Buy & Build?
16 Feb, 2021 By Humatica

Buy & Build Secrets of Success – A Five-Part Series | Part 1 of 5: Why Buy & Build?

In an increasingly competitive deal market, private equity firms are more and more turning to Buy & Build strategies to realize superior returns on their…

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Andros Payne speaks about Organizational Effectiveness on the alpha Talks Podcast
08 Feb, 2021 By Humatica

Andros Payne speaks about Organizational Effectiveness on the alpha Talks Podcast

Andros Payne has joined the first episode of the alpha Talks podcast. He speaks about organizational effectiveness and explains how private equity funds can use…

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Entrepreneurial Governance, the next step
27 Jan, 2021 By Humatica

Entrepreneurial Governance, the next step

Private equity has consistently outperformed public markets. In the past this was attributed to more aggressive capital structures and strongly aligned management incentives. However, with…

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Humatica supports HVD Partners with sale of Solifos AG
10 Dec, 2020 By Humatica

Humatica supports HVD Partners with sale of Solifos AG

Humatica, the leading private equity specialist advisor for portfolio organizational effectiveness, is proud to have supported HVD Partners and the Solifos AG management with the…

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Boosting Sales Efficiency post-COVID
10 Dec, 2020 By Humatica

Boosting Sales Efficiency post-COVID

Is your Sales Force ready for digital sales? As 2020 draws to a close, corporate leaders are looking back over the last months since COVID…

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Restructuring: More than Cost-Cutting
26 Nov, 2020 By Humatica

Restructuring: More than Cost-Cutting

Humatica is featured in The Times of London on restructuring for future growth during COVID. The Raconteur supplement on Business Restructuring addresses key aspects on the…

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Don’t put your ERP before your TOM
11 Nov, 2020 By Humatica

Don’t put your ERP before your TOM

It happens too often. Firms start an ERP implementation. After vendor selection and latest during process requirements definition, they realise that the new system will…

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Humatica appoints Enno Krey as new Digital Products Lead
29 Oct, 2020 By Humatica

Humatica appoints Enno Krey as new Digital Products Lead

Humatica, the leading private equity specialist advisor for portfolio organisational effectiveness, has appointed Enno Krey as the firm’s Digital Products Lead based in London. This…

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Merging bolt-on former competitors to deliver alpha
15 Oct, 2020 By Humatica

Merging bolt-on former competitors to deliver alpha

Even in COVID times, bolt-on acquisitions are an important lever of value growth for private equity. However, they are tricky to execute, especially with former…

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Humatica promotions – four consultants promoted in Humatica’s London office
30 Sep, 2020 By Humatica

Humatica promotions – four consultants promoted in Humatica’s London office

Humatica, the leading private equity specialist advisor for portfolio organisational effectiveness, is proud to announce four promotions in its London office. Abhash Bhattacharya (Dutch/Indian), who…

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Doug Anderson speaks to Humatica on the future of business travel
02 Sep, 2020 By Humatica

Doug Anderson speaks to Humatica on the future of business travel

COVID-19 is causing unprecedented upheaval in the travel industry. In particular, business travel has seen a steep decline driven by lockdown constraints and the emergence…

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Mastering the transition from family-owned to PE governance
01 Sep, 2020 By Humatica

Mastering the transition from family-owned to PE governance

Sponsors pull their hair out trying to reform the governance of previously family-run businesses. Clearly, there are many successful ones, including Swarovski, Mars and ALDI.…

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Humatica and DotProjects team-up to offer Humatica’s services in Asia
01 Sep, 2020 By Humatica

Humatica and DotProjects team-up to offer Humatica’s services in Asia

Humatica, the leading private equity specialist advisor for portfolio organisational effectiveness, is proud to announce its cooperation with DotProjects to offer Humatica’s services and local…

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Humatica advises Baird Capital on their investment in eCube Solutions
25 Aug, 2020 By Humatica

Humatica advises Baird Capital on their investment in eCube Solutions

Humatica, the leading private equity specialist advisor for portfolio organisational effectiveness, has advised private equity firm Baird Capital on its acquisition of a majority interest in eCube  Solutions Limited, a leading aircraft disassembly…

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Andros Payne interviewed by the ESG Foundation
24 Aug, 2020 By Humatica

Andros Payne interviewed by the ESG Foundation

Clive Booth of the ESG Foundation interviews Andros Payne on the corporate governance practices that underly sustainable value creation – the ‘G’ in ESG. We…

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Andros Payne interviewed by Mike Hicks of Catalysis
28 Jul, 2020 By Humatica

Andros Payne interviewed by Mike Hicks of Catalysis

In this 10 minute interview for Catalysis Advisory, Andros Payne of Humatica answers three important questions: What’s driving increased PE focus on non-financial, organizational issues in…

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The Post-COVID Organisation (Part 3): +40% sales effectiveness improvement following COVID
01 Jul, 2020 By Humatica

The Post-COVID Organisation (Part 3): +40% sales effectiveness improvement following COVID

COVID-19 is forcing accelerated digitalisation of B2B sales with far-reaching consequences for Sales organisations. The rationale for on-site “sales calls” to understand customer needs and…

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The Post-COVID Organisation (Part 2): Four Lessons for Future Org Structures and Operating Models
01 Jun, 2020 By Humatica

The Post-COVID Organisation (Part 2): Four Lessons for Future Org Structures and Operating Models

COVID-19 has taught us a lot about the organisational structures and new operating models of the future. One lesson is how much can actually be…

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Humatica and Icknield team-up to offer smart restructuring and turn-around solutions
27 May, 2020 By Humatica

Humatica and Icknield team-up to offer smart restructuring and turn-around solutions

Humatica, the leading private equity specialist advisor for portfolio organisational effectiveness, is proud to announce its cooperation with Icknield Ltd., a leading UK restructuring and…

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The Post-COVID Organisation (Part 1)
01 May, 2020 By Humatica

The Post-COVID Organisation (Part 1)

Many are speculating about what lasting organisational changes will result from COVID-19. Everyone is sure that social distancing will have an impact on how we…

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Covid-19 – Is your portfolio ready for the long haul?
01 Apr, 2020 By Humatica

Covid-19 – Is your portfolio ready for the long haul?

As the fall-out from COVID-19 threatens to sink entire portfolios, PE sponsors and CEO’s need to walk a tightrope between preserving organisational capabilities in order…

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Humatica promotions – Valentina Pozzobon appointed Director
31 Mar, 2020 By Humatica

Humatica promotions – Valentina Pozzobon appointed Director

Humatica, the leading private equity specialist advisor for portfolio organisational effectiveness, is proud to announce five promotions in its London and Zurich offices. Valentina Pozzobon…

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Humatica expands Zurich Consulting Team
24 Mar, 2020 By Humatica

Humatica expands Zurich Consulting Team

Humatica, the leading specialist private equity advisor focused on organisational effectiveness, has appointed Jaroslav Filak as a Consultant in its Zurich office. Jaroslav will support…

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AI, IQ & EQ – The future of knowledge-work and leadership
11 Mar, 2020 By Humatica

AI, IQ & EQ – The future of knowledge-work and leadership

At a time of heightened uncertainty, AI is creating even more future shock. Leading scientists, including the late Stephen Hawking warn that if left unchecked,…

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Humatica 2019 track record
06 Mar, 2020 By Humatica

Humatica 2019 track record

Congratulations to the Humatica team for another record year of growth. We have had the privilege of serving some of the most demanding private equity sponsors…

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Humatica sponsors PEI Operating Partners Forum Europe 2020 in London
03 Mar, 2020 By Humatica

Humatica sponsors PEI Operating Partners Forum Europe 2020 in London

Humatica is proud to be sponsoring the PEI Operating Partners Forum Europe 2020 in London on 5-6 October. The event will be held at the…

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Humatica joins the BVCA
30 Jan, 2020 By Humatica

Humatica joins the BVCA

Humatica is proud to have become a member of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA). The BVCA is the industry body for…

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Using values to shift culture and grow value
28 Jan, 2020 By Humatica

Using values to shift culture and grow value

The collective ability of an organisation to anticipate change, opportunities and risks, and move faster than the competition drives sustained value creation – the winning…

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Humatica sponsors Real Deals Value Creation Conference 2020 in Munich
06 Jan, 2020 By Humatica

Humatica sponsors Real Deals Value Creation Conference 2020 in Munich

Humatica is proud to be sponsoring Real Deals Value Creation Conference 2020 in Munich on 24 September. The event will be held at the Courtyard…

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Beyond Agility: The Creative Organisation
28 Nov, 2019 By Humatica

Beyond Agility: The Creative Organisation

Markets, competition and customer preferences are shifting faster than ever. The disruptive economics of information is challenging new and established businesses alike. No wonder leaders…

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Private Equity – The next 10 years
22 Oct, 2019 By Humatica

Private Equity – The next 10 years

As a regular contributor, RealDeals magazine approached Humatica to write an article on the future of private equity – a rare opportunity to reflect on…

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Private Equity: the next 10 years
01 Oct, 2019 By Humatica

Private Equity: the next 10 years

As a long-time contributor to RealDeals magazine, Humatica was asked to write a piece on the future of private equity – a rare opportunity to…

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Shifting culture to grow value
01 Sep, 2019 By Humatica

Shifting culture to grow value

You know it the minute you walk into a company. It’s the way people walk – the way they talk. Is there a buzz in…

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Andreas Knobloch strengthens Humatica team in Germany
29 Aug, 2019 By Humatica

Andreas Knobloch strengthens Humatica team in Germany

PRESS RELEASE   Zurich, 29th August 2019   Andreas Knobloch strengthens Humatica team in Germany Humatica AG has appointed Andreas Knobloch as a senior member…

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Best-practice Reorganisation
01 Aug, 2019 By Humatica

Best-practice Reorganisation

Portfolio companies are being re-organised more often as resources need to be structured differently to implement a new value creation plan or meet changed market…

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Developing the CEO, the next step for Private Equity
16 Jul, 2019 By Humatica

Developing the CEO, the next step for Private Equity

As value creation plans have become more aggressive, the rate of CEO turnover has increased. Sponsors have less time and patience. But fire and hire has…

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Compliance vs. Profits : the PE challenge
27 Jun, 2019 By Humatica

Compliance vs. Profits : the PE challenge

In the June issue of Real Deals, the HumaticaCorner focuses on how some funds are turning new compliance requirements to their advantage for improved governance.…

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Humatica advises Capvis on their recent investment in Xovis
21 May, 2019 By Humatica

Humatica advises Capvis on their recent investment in Xovis

Humatica AG was retained to advise Capvis on its majority investment stake in Xovis, the global leader in people flow measurement and analytics. With the…

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Humatica completes 260th project!
16 May, 2019 By Humatica

Humatica completes 260th project!

Congratulations to the Humatica team for completing their 260th project to improve organisational performance and value – providing specialized services for private equity backed companies,…

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Future Shock: Enabling tomorrow’s Sales organisations
17 Apr, 2019 By Humatica

Future Shock: Enabling tomorrow’s Sales organisations

Is your Sales organisation ready for the future? Technology disruption and e-commerce are putting field Sales under more pressure than ever before. “Telling benefits” is…

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Humatica moves to new London office
19 Mar, 2019 By Humatica

Humatica moves to new London office

Humatica Ltd. has moved to new premises in the heart of Mayfair, located on the corner of Hanover Square and Harewood Place. The new office…

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Getting the Organizational Benefits of Digitalisation
01 Mar, 2019 By Humatica

Getting the Organizational Benefits of Digitalisation

Digitalisation is one of the hottest topics in private equity today. The disruptive effect of the technology can render a good investment obsolete or enable…

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Humatica advises the Riverside Company on their recent investment in E&A Scheer, a European rum brand
20 Feb, 2019 By Humatica

Humatica advises the Riverside Company on their recent investment in E&A Scheer, a European rum brand

Humatica Ltd. was retained to advise the Riverside Company on its significant investment in E&A Scheer (Scheer), the largest global blender and vendor of premium…

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Humatica advises Summa Equity on their recent investment in Infobric AB
11 Feb, 2019 By Humatica

Humatica advises Summa Equity on their recent investment in Infobric AB

Humatica AG was retained to advise Summa Equity on its majority investment in Infobric AB (“Infobric”), a provider of software and hardware for attendance systems,…

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What’s keeping PE awake: Managing the next downturn
01 Feb, 2019 By Humatica

What’s keeping PE awake: Managing the next downturn

The real test of a management team comes when they need to quickly shift from growth to cost reduction. This day of reckoning may soon…

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Motivating Millennials to create value
17 Jan, 2019 By Humatica

Motivating Millennials to create value

PE executives are stuck between a rock and a hard spot. Pressure to drive company performance has increased with prices. On the other hand, the…

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Finance Monthly Magazine – Interview with Patrick Mina
01 Nov, 2018 By Humatica

Finance Monthly Magazine – Interview with Patrick Mina

Humatica Managing Partner Patrick Mina has been interviewed for the October issue of Finance Monthly. Read full article  

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Fire or develop?
01 Oct, 2018 By Humatica

Fire or develop?

Over 70% of CEO’s are replaced during the holding period – one more indication of today’s challenging value creation plans and competitive deal markets. However, the…

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Humatica advises Summa Equity on their recent investment in  Lakers Holding AB
13 Sep, 2018 By Humatica

Humatica advises Summa Equity on their recent investment in Lakers Holding AB

Humatica AG was retained to advise Summa Equity on its majority investment in Lakers Holding AB (“Lakers”), a Nordic group operating within the water, wastewater,…

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Humatica supports Solifos AG and HVD Partners with carve-out  and turn-around of Swiss fiber-optic firm
05 Sep, 2018 By Humatica

Humatica supports Solifos AG and HVD Partners with carve-out and turn-around of Swiss fiber-optic firm

Humatica has supported Solifos AG’s management and HVD Partners with the carve out and rapid turn-around of the former Brugg Cables company active in fiber…

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Humatica celebrates 15 years serving private equity
01 Sep, 2018 By Humatica

Humatica celebrates 15 years serving private equity

A letter from the founder This month marks our 15th year serving private equity investors and portfolio company management teams. In an otherwise turbulent business environment…

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Humatica advises Capvis on their recent investment in AMANN GIRRBACH
28 Aug, 2018 By Humatica

Humatica advises Capvis on their recent investment in AMANN GIRRBACH

Humatica AG was retained to advise Capvis on its majority investment in Austrian firm AMANN GIRRBACH AG, a pioneer in dental CAD/CAM technology. The firm…

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Why is Apple is so valuable?
17 Aug, 2018 By Humatica

Why is Apple is so valuable?

Apple recently became the most valuable public company, breaking through the $1Tr. mark. How is it possible that a firm in the hyper-competitive consumer electronics…

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Humatica advises Baird Capital on their recent acquisition of a majority interest in Collingwood Lighting
24 Jul, 2018 By Humatica

Humatica advises Baird Capital on their recent acquisition of a majority interest in Collingwood Lighting

Humatica Ltd. was retained to advise Baird Capital on its acquisition of a majority interest in Collingwood Lighting, a leading designer and supplier of residential,…

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Humatica advises the Riverside Company on their recent investment in Swiss manufacturer TECSEDO
10 Jul, 2018 By Humatica

Humatica advises the Riverside Company on their recent investment in Swiss manufacturer TECSEDO

Humatica Ltd. was retained to advise the Riverside Company on its investment in Swiss manufacturer TECSEDO RE through Panels S.A., a portfolio holding of The…

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Using the G-force in ESG
01 Jul, 2018 By Humatica

Using the G-force in ESG

As the PE industry matures and successful deals get trickier to execute, ESG guidance becomes more important. Compliance requirements are logically tightening all around. This…

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Go deep, to go fast
01 Jun, 2018 By Humatica

Go deep, to go fast

At the recent PEI Operating Partners Forum Europe, there was consensus: organisational effectiveness and talent management are the foundation for implementing all value creation levers.…

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Humatica supports Partners Group and Capvis with VAT AG  to win Operational Excellence Award 2017
07 May, 2018 By Humatica

Humatica supports Partners Group and Capvis with VAT AG to win Operational Excellence Award 2017

Please click on the link to view full Press Release Humatica supports Partners Group and Capvis  

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Getting the benefit from IT systems
02 May, 2018 By Humatica

Getting the benefit from IT systems

Systems implementation is notorious for high project risk and failure to deliver anticipated benefits. In particular, private equity, with its limited timeline for investment, struggles…

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Accelerating value creation in full-priced markets
01 May, 2018 By Humatica

Accelerating value creation in full-priced markets

With EBIT multiples reaching uncomfortable heights, there is no room for error in executing the value creation plan. And, management drives the pace. This month’s…

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Digitalisation is easy | Organisation is difficult
01 Mar, 2018 By Humatica

Digitalisation is easy | Organisation is difficult

Digitalisation is disrupting business. But it is having an even more profound impact on organisations, behaviour and leadership. Rudimentary activities are being made redundant, and AI…

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What got you there, won’t get you there
01 Feb, 2018 By Humatica

What got you there, won’t get you there

What got you there, won’t get you there Hyper-competitive deal markets and full-prices are changing the rules of the game. Private equity sponsors and portfolio…

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Humatica advises the Riverside Company on their recent investment in Alter Pharma
10 Jan, 2018 By Humatica

Humatica advises the Riverside Company on their recent investment in Alter Pharma

Humatica Ltd. was retained to advise the Riverside Company on its investment in Alter Pharma, a Belgian pharmaceutical group. Alter Pharma distributes EU-sourced pharmaceutical products…

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Corporate Carve-outs | Opportunity and Challenge
01 Jan, 2018 By Humatica

Corporate Carve-outs | Opportunity and Challenge

One approach to boost yields is to target more complex, difficult situations. Corporate carve-outs often fit the profile. However, releasing value doesn’t come easy. Extracting…

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Corporate carve outs: Humatica’s observations on risks and benefits of this asset class
19 Dec, 2017 By Humatica

Corporate carve outs: Humatica’s observations on risks and benefits of this asset class

The last year has seen a number of high-profile corporate carve-outs come to market. In a competitive buyout industry, private equity firms have been eager…

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Are you ready for the next Black Swan?
20 Oct, 2017 By Humatica

Are you ready for the next Black Swan?

Times have been good for private equity since the global financial crisis in 2009 – eight years of steady growth and easy money. However, dealmakers…

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Humatica Breakfast Event – September 2017 at The Ritz
01 Sep, 2017 By Humatica

Humatica Breakfast Event – September 2017 at The Ritz

Humatica´s next Organisational Excellence breakfast seminar will take place at The Ritz Hotel, London, on 27th September. A lively discussion on “Identifying organisational bottlenecks post-signing…

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Talent Management Operating Partners – who needs them?
01 Sep, 2017 By Humatica

Talent Management Operating Partners – who needs them?

More funds are appointing specialised Operating Partners to help align portfolio company organisations for value growth. However, the emerging role is not yet well defined…

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Private Equity Unplugged
01 Aug, 2017 By Humatica

Private Equity Unplugged

Increased competitiveness and technology are driving “always-on” availability of deal makers. However, is this a good thing? Humatica was recently quoted on the topic in…

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Humatica Advisor to Baird on its investment in Prescient Healthcare Group
31 Jul, 2017 By Humatica

Humatica Advisor to Baird on its investment in Prescient Healthcare Group

Humatica Ltd. was retained to advise Baird Capital, on its recent investment in Prescient Healthcare Group. Please click on the link below to view the…

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Managing Secondaries
01 Jul, 2017 By Humatica

Managing Secondaries

Managing Secondaries – The good, the bad and the ugly Secondaries are more commonplace. However, a change of ownership from one PE house to the…

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Surviving the buy-out
01 May, 2017 By Humatica

Surviving the buy-out

Over 50% of buy-out CEOs don’t get to see an investment all the way through. And, in private equity, the trend to replace senior executives…

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Lost in translation – Making your plan, their plan
29 Mar, 2017 By Humatica

Lost in translation – Making your plan, their plan

In the latest RealDeals Guest Comment article, Andros Payne, discusses learning the secret of how successful operating partners drive change without formal authority… Read full…

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How Operating Partners change organizational behaviour
01 Jan, 2017 By Humatica

How Operating Partners change organizational behaviour

Operating Partners have the most difficult job in Private Equity. They should facilitate transformational change post-deal, but without formal authority. Our experience shows that those…

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What secular stagnation will mean for you
28 Nov, 2016 By Humatica

What secular stagnation will mean for you

A lack of economic growth despite record low interest rates, rising populist discontent and mounting unfunded pension liabilities in the developed economies: they have the same…

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Humatica Breakfast Event – Organizational Due Diligence – September 2016
01 Oct, 2016 By Humatica

Humatica Breakfast Event – Organizational Due Diligence – September 2016

With record private equity assets under management and US$1.3 trillion of dry powder, insiders are nervous. How will this money be deployed and generate a…

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Global HR guru picks-up on the third wave in private equity
01 Aug, 2016 By Humatica

Global HR guru picks-up on the third wave in private equity

Humatica has been an advocate for a more assertive PE investment approach focusing on leadership and organisational performance since 2003. In this month’s InFocus HR guru Dr.…

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Why women are better managers – Unlocking the EQ puzzle
21 Jul, 2016 By Humatica

Why women are better managers – Unlocking the EQ puzzle

Women are running four of the world’s top democracies and with Hillary Clinton, may soon be running the fifth. Times have changed indeed. The ideals…

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Management Processes – the unseen algorithms that drive value creation
01 Jun, 2016 By Humatica

Management Processes – the unseen algorithms that drive value creation

Standards and compliance requirements are increasing everywhere. However, the essential leadership processes for making and implementing decisions to grow value are often left to each…

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Brutal Honesty – How far can it go? 
01 May, 2016 By Humatica

Brutal Honesty – How far can it go? 

Most people avoid conflict. It’s anti-social. However, sometimes this gets in the way of making good business decisions. This month’s InFocus features a recent interview with Ray Dalio,…

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Reorganisation | Liberate or incapacitate, the choice is yours
29 Apr, 2016 By Humatica

Reorganisation | Liberate or incapacitate, the choice is yours

“A well executed reorganisation can be one of the most liberating events in a company’s history, releasing power and talent”. In the latest edition of…

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Reorganisation: Liberate or Incapacitate? 
01 Apr, 2016 By Humatica

Reorganisation: Liberate or Incapacitate? 

It’s a natural response to a faster competitive environment – company’s are reorganising more frequently than ever. However, anticipated benefits often don’t materialise. Instead, structural changes…

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Organisational Due Diligence – Cracking the code to unlock the value
31 Mar, 2016 By Humatica

Organisational Due Diligence – Cracking the code to unlock the value

97% of private equity investors confirm that personnel issues are a key reason for not achieving targeted IRR. Clearly, sponsors need more transparency in this…

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Organisational Due Diligence: Cracking the code to unlock value
01 Mar, 2016 By Humatica

Organisational Due Diligence: Cracking the code to unlock value

Deal markets are competitive. It’s more difficult to get quality information on targets – especially on critical soft-factors like leadership and the organisation. This month’s InFocus features a…

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Escaping the Silo Effect
25 Feb, 2016 By Humatica

Escaping the Silo Effect

“Specialisation runs out of steam when you can’t connect the dots on patterns of risk or opportunity, which is really what private equity is all about,” Read…

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Humatica sponsors PEI Operating Partners Forum Europe 2016
25 Feb, 2016 By Humatica

Humatica sponsors PEI Operating Partners Forum Europe 2016

Humatica is proud to announce that it will be sponsoring the Private Equity International Operating Partners Forum Europe 2016. The event will be held at…

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Patrick Mina strengthens team as Managing Partner for UK
25 Feb, 2016 By Humatica

Patrick Mina strengthens team as Managing Partner for UK

Patrick Mina has joined Humatica as its new Managing Partner UK. Patrick is responsible for managing Humatica’s operations in the UK and is active on…

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Industrialising Private Equity: How to avoid the organisational risks
01 Feb, 2016 By Humatica

Industrialising Private Equity: How to avoid the organisational risks

Private equity has grown in scale and maturity, with multi-billion funds having hundreds of employees and offering diverse financial services. In an era of diminishing…

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Guest contribution: Sourcing in Recruiting Strategy and ROI
18 Dec, 2015 By Humatica

Guest contribution: Sourcing in Recruiting Strategy and ROI

Hiring the right people is frustratingly difficult. The number of dimensions on which there needs to be a fit are large. Some can be tested…

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Hiring the right people: Above 50% and you’re doing great
01 Dec, 2015 By Humatica

Hiring the right people: Above 50% and you’re doing great

Hiring the right people is frustratingly difficult. The number of dimensions on which there needs to be a fit are large. Some can be tested…

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Soft factors: The next big thing in private equity
24 Nov, 2015 By Humatica

Soft factors: The next big thing in private equity

A recent article on growthbusiness.co.uk discusses the results from Humatica’s new study “The Third Wave: Organisational due diligence – Riding the next wave of value…

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Catching the third wave in Private Equity
01 Nov, 2015 By Humatica

Catching the third wave in Private Equity

New Humatica Research  Too many funds. Too much liquidity. Too high deal prices. Fund managers are asking themselves what’s next after Operational Excellence? How will…

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Organisational Due Diligence – Closing the Last Asymmetric Information Gap in Deal Making
25 Oct, 2015 By Humatica

Organisational Due Diligence – Closing the Last Asymmetric Information Gap in Deal Making

In the October issue of Acquisition International Humatica consultant Valentina Pozzobon discusses how organisational due diligence can be incorporated successfully into business deals. “Considering merger…

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Mastering the new science of engineered management decision processes
24 Oct, 2015 By Humatica

Mastering the new science of engineered management decision processes

Despite huge efforts to improve operational processes over the past 20 years, critically important management processes are left up to the discretion of each manager…

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Hard lessons for soft factors
13 Oct, 2015 By Humatica

Hard lessons for soft factors

In an article published in last week’s issue of RealDeals Humatica’s Andros Payne explores what the Volkswagen value collapse says about knowledge worker behaviour, productivity…

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Soft factors: the third wave
12 Oct, 2015 By Humatica

Soft factors: the third wave

“GPs know that it is important to bring operational capabilities to their deals if they want to make stellar returns. But in overlooking the importance of soft factors they are missing out…

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The modern perils of leading knowledge-based organisations
01 Oct, 2015 By Humatica

The modern perils of leading knowledge-based organisations

Volksvagen | VW Now, with the benefit of hindsight, it is a stupid surprise. How is it that a group of employees at VW could…

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Making the jump: Managing the transition to private equity ownership
29 Sep, 2015 By Humatica

Making the jump: Managing the transition to private equity ownership

The transition into a new executive role in private equity is tough. The performance demands and rigour of private equity’s active governance model can be…

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Meet Humatica at the European Mid-Market 2015
02 Sep, 2015 By Humatica

Meet Humatica at the European Mid-Market 2015

Humatica is one of the proud sponsors of RealDeals’ European Mid-Market conference at the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel on the 23rd of October 2015. Join us…

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Making the Jump | How to increase the chances of CEO success
01 Sep, 2015 By Humatica

Making the Jump | How to increase the chances of CEO success

It is notoriously difficult for new buy-out CEOs to make the jump to private equity. The skills and competencies required to fulfil rigorous performance requirements are…

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Private Equity Jobs 2015
11 Aug, 2015 By Humatica

Private Equity Jobs 2015

In the industry report “The Private Equity Job Market Is Hot In 2015” Valerie Thompson investigates how big the current war for talent in Private…

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Re-engineering management decision-making processes
01 Aug, 2015 By Humatica

Re-engineering management decision-making processes

Operational processes have been re-engineered to perfection over the past 20 years. However, management decision-making processes that sit above them, are still left up to individual…

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Expert Interview: TPG Senior Advisor Norman Walker explains the secrets of success for portfolio company CEOs
13 Jul, 2015 By Humatica

Expert Interview: TPG Senior Advisor Norman Walker explains the secrets of success for portfolio company CEOs

About the Interviewee NORMAN WALKER is an advisor to TPG Capital for portfolio company organisational and leadership issues. He leads his own firm Ardfern AG,…

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Humatica’s Dr. Ulrich Bergmoser presents at the European Restructuring Day
07 Jul, 2015 By Humatica

Humatica’s Dr. Ulrich Bergmoser presents at the European Restructuring Day

Dr. Ulrich Bergmoser, Partner at Humatica, presented at the “European Restructuring Day” to more than 200 refinancing and restructuring experts, corporate executives, top management representatives…

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The CEO’s role in driving value creation
01 Jul, 2015 By Humatica

The CEO’s role in driving value creation

Private equity’s governance structure places unique and high demands on senior executives. They are at the fulcrum of the capitalist system, balancing the requirements of…

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Dr. Ulrich Bergmoser strengthens DACH team as Managing Partner for the region
30 Jun, 2015 By Humatica

Dr. Ulrich Bergmoser strengthens DACH team as Managing Partner for the region

Dr. Ulrich Bergmoser has joined Humatica in the capacity of Managing Partner DACH. He is based in London and has more than 20 years of…

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Humatica helps Uster Technologies to shift culture and leadership behaviour to grow value by 3x
22 Jun, 2015 By Humatica

Humatica helps Uster Technologies to shift culture and leadership behaviour to grow value by 3x

The latest issue of RealDeals magazine features an article on how a mid-market buy-out increased enterprise value 3x by shifting culture over the course of…

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Shifting Culture for Value Growth
01 Jun, 2015 By Humatica

Shifting Culture for Value Growth

All the easy levers have been pulled – purchasing cost reduction, a new strategy – so what’s next? Private equity sponsors are increasingly looking at…

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The best kept secrets about successful post-merger integration
06 May, 2015 By Humatica

The best kept secrets about successful post-merger integration

What are the real reasons for roughly half of all mergers failing to generate their cost of capital?  In the latest edition of Acquisition International…

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The Key to Merger Success
01 May, 2015 By Humatica

The Key to Merger Success

Getting the culture right is critical for merger success. The greatest risk for failure is culture clash, a breakdown of trust, and the resulting stagnation. Merging…

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Humatica sponsors the Nordic Private Equity Forum
20 Apr, 2015 By Humatica

Humatica sponsors the Nordic Private Equity Forum

Humatica is one of the proud sponsors of Unquote’s Nordic Private Equity Forum at the beautiful Grand Hotel, Stockholm, on the 5th of May. The…

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Shifting Behaviour in the Portfolio
01 Apr, 2015 By Humatica

Shifting Behaviour in the Portfolio

Private equity leaders are faced with a massive challenge – how to grow revenues and value in slow-growth markets. Shifting white-collar productivity and improving behaviour…

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Leading Private Equity Buy-outs
01 Apr, 2015 By Humatica

Leading Private Equity Buy-outs

The survival rate of private equity portfolio company CEOs is shockingly low. And the cost of changing the CEO in terms of lost time, effort and…

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Another one bites the dust
17 Mar, 2015 By Humatica

Another one bites the dust

In the latest edition of Real Deals magazine Humatica’s Andros Payne contributes with his views on why the half-life of private equity-backed chief executives is…

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Humatica shortlisted for Specialist Adviser of the Year award!
25 Feb, 2015 By Humatica

Humatica shortlisted for Specialist Adviser of the Year award!

We are honoured to announce that Humatica has been shortlisted for the prestigious Private Equity Awards 2015. As a result of our extensive work with…

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Humatica proudly appoints leading expert Norman Walker to Advisory Board
21 Jan, 2015 By Humatica

Humatica proudly appoints leading expert Norman Walker to Advisory Board

Norman Walker, Humatica’s new Advisory Board member, is an advisor to TPG Capital for portfolio company organisational and leadership issues. He also leads his own…

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No Pain, No Gain
07 Jan, 2015 By Humatica

No Pain, No Gain

Individual performance feedback is one of the toughest management processes to get right because it runs against the basic human nature of social interaction in…

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Humatica Delivers Insights on Value Creation Across the Private Equity Life Cycle
17 Dec, 2014 By Humatica

Humatica Delivers Insights on Value Creation Across the Private Equity Life Cycle

Humatica’s CEO, Andros Payne, contributes his thoughts to the latest Merrill DataSite white paper on value creation across the private equity life cycle. Read the report…

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Private Equity International Feature – “Cleaning up the Waste Industry”
30 Oct, 2014 By Humatica

Private Equity International Feature – “Cleaning up the Waste Industry”

Recent issue of PEI Operational Excellence: Keynote Interview with Erik Osmundsen, CEO of Altor’s portfolio company NorskGjenvinning and Andros Payne, Humatica The success of Altor’s…

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Humatica strengthens team
21 Apr, 2014 By Humatica

Humatica strengthens team

Humatica has strengthened its team with the addition of Reine Wasner. Reine brings deep consulting and line management experience. He was previously the head of…

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Humatica Sponsors RealDeals UK Mid-market Conference 2014
24 Feb, 2014 By Humatica

Humatica Sponsors RealDeals UK Mid-market Conference 2014

Over 300 UK private equity investors and experts convened at the prestigious Landmark Hotel in central London. They discussed a range of topics fundamental to the…

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Humatica finishes 2013 with continued strong growth
22 Jan, 2014 By Humatica

Humatica finishes 2013 with continued strong growth

Humatica has completed 2013 with another year of profitable growth. Although the firm does not publish financial figures, Andros Payne commented, “We have had an…

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PEI Interview with Andros Payne: A new innovation paradigm
14 Oct, 2013 By Humatica

PEI Interview with Andros Payne: A new innovation paradigm

In today’s fast–moving markets, value creation comes from an organisation’s ability to collectively anticipate change, says Andros Payne, CEO of Humatica. More than a century…

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Humatica sponsors PEI Operating Partner Forum 2013
11 Oct, 2013 By Humatica

Humatica sponsors PEI Operating Partner Forum 2013

Private Equity International has chosen Humatica as a selected sponsor of its flagship European event for private equity operating partners. With over 100 attendees for…

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Humatica celebrates 10-year anniversary
12 Sep, 2013 By Humatica

Humatica celebrates 10-year anniversary

Humatica celebrated 10 years of profitable growth with a gathering of past clients, friends and partners in a private dinner at Zurich’s exclusive Hotel Widder.…

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Humatica strengthens UK team
12 Sep, 2013 By Humatica

Humatica strengthens UK team

Andy Cook has joined Humatica in the UK to strengthen the senior team and drive further expansion of work in the United Kingdom. Andy joins…

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Humatica hosts Real Deals’ Editors Dinner: “Getting the organisation right” in London
09 Sep, 2013 By Humatica

Humatica hosts Real Deals’ Editors Dinner: “Getting the organisation right” in London

Humatica hosted a private dinner with leading investors on the topic of “Getting the organisation right”. Participants from leading funds, including Advent International, 3i, Elysian,…

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