How do you feel about PE Firms having Giant Internal Ops Teams?

Starting to see more and more PE / VC firms have full teams of operations / consultants. I wanted to start a discussion on this topic and see how you all felt about this.

As a current, former, or hopeful private equity investor / associate / principal, do you like that there are entire teams dedicated to helping PortCo operations, thereby giving you less operating experience and more execution / investment experience? Do you think It's good for the PE / VC community (or the management teams) to have massive operating teams come in and "force" them to run a playbook? Would you rather work for a firm where all you do is grind on investments and hand everything off to ops, or would you rather do a little bit of everything?

I wrote an article on this exact topic, check it out on Medium! https://warren-jackson.medium.com/how-venture-cap… It's focused a little more on VC and how these massive operating teams can "take" a company away from its founder like never before, but I really wanted to start a discussion on it and see what others thought. 

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  • Associate 1 in PE - LBOs
Oct 7, 2021 - 10:59pm

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