PwC Names Eric Janson Global Private Equity Leader with Investment Focus in ESG Capabilities
PwC has announced the appointment of Eric Janson as Global Private Equity, Real Assets and Sovereign Funds Leader. Eric will also continue his role as a member of the US Private Equity Leadership Team. He takes over the global role from Will Jackson-Moore, who has been appointed PwC’s Global ESG Leader.
As PwC’s PE leader, Eric will coordinate and leverage over 23,000 global deals professionals in 22 territories across our network that serve across fund and portfolio companies. The team will continue its focus on delivering successful, market leading approaches in digital and technology transformation, value creation, and ESG to clients.
The appointment comes as PwC expands its focus on ESG for the PE and sovereign investment fund (SIF) industry, increasing investment and adding resources to better enable clients to integrate ESG into their strategies. PwC is a leader in advising PE firms and SIFs, providing human-led, tech-powered, data driven solutions that build trust and deliver sustained outcomes for clients globally.
Kevin Burrowes, Global Clients & Industries Leader, PwC UK said: “We are tremendously pleased to have Eric lead our global Private Equity, Real Assets and Sovereign Funds practice. This is a transformational time for the PE industry. As the price of deals has soared, firms are more challenged to create value in their investment portfolios. Eric brings decades of experience and exceptional insight in maximizing PE value for some of PwC’s biggest clients. ESG is increasingly at the core of the value equation and Eric is intensely focused with our team across the network on helping PE clients formulate their ESG strategies and then helping them implement effectively, building trust and creating sustainable outcomes.”
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Eric Janson, Global Private Equity, Real Assets and Sovereign Funds Leader, PwC United States, said: “I’m thrilled to be leading our global PE practice at this exciting time. We have ambitious growth plans and continue to build out our capabilities globally. We’ve accelerated our investments in digital transformations, with data and analytics resources and cloud capabilities, working with our industry-leading alliances. We have also made significant investments in people and alliances to support our ESG capabilities. PwC brings together resources, across functions and globally to support clients from strategic and operational consulting to due diligence in evaluating transactions.”
Eric has been a leader in the deals industry with PwC United States for more than 20 years. He has worked with some of the firm’s largest global private equity clients on some of their most significant transactions. His client experiences have spanned multiple geographies as his clients built out their global footprint. Eric holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard University. He will be based in the United States.