2012 Private Equity Survey May 18th, 2012Venture Capital This annual survey finds PE firms spurring growth for investors and the economy. Click here to access the survey. Highlights include: Nearly two-thirds of firms reported increased employment at their portfolio companies. Firms are taking a more active role in portfolio company management. IT deficiencies pose a challenge to performance improvement. “On-shoring” is becoming more prevalent as Chinese labor and freight costs rise. Firms will continue to optimize value regardless of tax policy uncertainty.