In this special episode, Unquote editor Greg Gille speaks with Jan Kengelbach, a partner in charge of portfolio operations at BC Partners, about how to drive growth at an operational level.
BC Partners invested in Aenova – a contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) – in 2012, but when the business floundered in 2017 from a market leading position, BC decided to take the wheel and steer the ship back towards growth.
Kengelbach was appointed CEO and has spent the following four years returning the company to profit through operational, commercial and organisational change.
0:00 – Intro
4:21 – Running a CDMO
9:56 – Switching up strategy
14:47 – Management by common sense
18:42 – Lessons learned
Note: BC Partners owns a minority stake in Unquote publisher Acuris
Theme music: ©2012 Kick Up The Fire
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