Private Equity professionals in the gig economy

What do people think of the prospects of a mid-level PE professional that wants to try the gig economy, taking projects with different PE firms such as:

  • Portfolio monitoring: e.g. HQ in your home city while PE firm needs to take a 3-hour+ flight to get there and having you there will save them time that could go into sourcing and executing new deals and give them better oversight

  • Support in the buyside: e.g. PE based in London and you provide the local angle in a deal in continental Europe

  • Support in the exit of a portfolio company

The idea would be taking 2-4 different projects at a time (1 to 2 days per week allocation per project) or less if you want to allocate time to other projects (e.g. family wealth investing, etc.)

 

Any thoughts around how feasible (assuming credible candidate) and potential economics would be welcome. Upside likely more limited as no route to PE partnership

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