Private Equity’s Growing Interest in the Built Environment
In this presentation, Paul Giovannoni of FMI will discuss the growing interest that private equity has in the built environment and the types of businesses that are of most interest. Paul will share insights and firsthand experience working with private equity firms as they explore and invest in the space. Included in this will be a perspective on growing areas of interest and the future of private equity involvement.
Paul Giovannoni's focus at FMI is partnering with private equity firms to assist in developing strategic insights into businesses and market opportunities within the built environment. Paul concentrates on providing commercial diligence studies to support transactions in the industrial sector as well as post-close value creation activities by leveraging FMI's deep relationships in the industry and a nuanced understanding of how businesses in the sector operate and win.
Segments where Paul has direct experience include infrastructure services, engineering, building products and distribution, industrial services, energy and cleantech, HVAC services, construction materials, construction technology, utility services, specialty trade contractors, general contractors, and construction equipment and tools.
Before focusing his efforts on supporting private equity firms, Paul worked closely with some of the nation’s largest trade contractors and building product manufacturers to help develop their organizational strategies and go-to-market plans. Through these engagements, Paul developed an insider’s understanding of the drivers of value for these businesses, which he leverages for his current clients.
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