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Guy Hands is Chairman, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Terra Firma, one of Europe’s largest private equity firms, with the aggregate enterprise value of its investments exceeding €48bn. Identifying the right companies to invest in and knowing the specific levers that can really transform companies are the foundations of value investing.

Guy Hands shares the keys for making the necessary changes to successfully transform companies and unlock hidden value in his Masterclass on the topic of Private Equity Investment and Transformation.

During this interview, Guy focuses on the best way to create effective change and transformation within a company. To create maximum value investors really need to understand:
- The future of the Private Equity market;
- The importance of learning the lessons from career failures and using these for the future;
- How to create the right company culture;
- How to really transform companies;
- The importance of keeping the transformation message to the organisation as simple as possible; and,
- How to generate and use ideas from within the organisation.

Guy Hands full version Masterclass

Guy Hands is Chairman, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Terra Firma, one of Europe’s largest private equity firms, with the aggregate enterprise value of its investments exceeding €48bn. Identifying the right companies to invest in and knowing the specific levers that can really transform companies are the foundations of value investing.

Guy Hands shares the keys for making the necessary changes to successfully transform companies and unlock hidden value in his Masterclass on the topic of Private Equity Investment and Transformation.

During this interview, Guy focuses on the best way to create effective change and transformation within a company. To create maximum value investors really need to understand:
- The future of the Private Equity market;
- The importance of learning the lessons from career failures and using these for the future;
- How to create the right company culture;
- How to really transform companies;
- The importance of keeping the transformation message to the organisation as simple as possible; and,
- How to generate and use ideas from within the organisation.


Guy Hands #1 - The future of private equity

Guy shares his views on how, in the future, Private Equity will split into two contrasting camps: the large assets managers with £100bn+ under management and the smaller entrepreneurial asset managers.


Guy Hands #2 - Business and politics

How will politics and business combine and interact in the future? Guy Hands shares his thoughts.


Guy Hands #3 - Work-life balance

How to strike a balance between the challenges of running a global business and a leader’s personal life. The importance of getting more sleep, and improving efficiency and effectiveness.


Guy Hands #4 - Handling failure

Guy provides his views on how to harness career failures for future benefit. The self-reflection required to work out what went wrong and apply the necessary changes.


Guy Hands #5 - United company culture

How to create a united company culture and why leaders’ actions and words must be congruent and consistent.


Guy Hands #6 - Doing philanthropy well

Guy talks about his involvement in philanthropy and how it is similar to his investment strategy, by choosing a few charities to become heavily involved in, whilst simultaneously spreading lots of bets where he does not have an active role.


Guy Hands #7 - Leadership advice

Leadership advice to your 20 year old self: Guy reflects on the necessity of not being overcritical and focusing more on positive emotions whilst avoiding negative emotions.


Guy Hands #8 - Transforming a company

Guy shares his expertise on how to transform and change businesses - including planning during the first 100 days, understanding what went consistently wrong/right and what allows change to happen. The importance of looking at companies in a contrarian way and executing that contrarian strategy, plus winning hearts and minds. It is key to understand why a business is failing and recognising there’s a problem which is often caused by the company’s original success.


Guy Hands #9 - What do you need

Guy highlights what is needed when transforming a company, including changing senior management and addressing underlying problems.


Guy Hands #10 - A contrarian view

Bringing a contrarian view on value to transformation, focusing on new behaviours, plus the importance of timing and maintaining liquidity.


Guy Hands #11 - Key components

Guy stresses that one of the keys for successful transformation is a simple message. People must believe change has to happen and understand what makes the customer return. It is necessary to have a future North Star where people know the size of the prize.


Guy Hands #12 - Investing in transformation

Guy shares why he now leans more towards transformation and change in businesses than investing.


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