Partners Group launches Partners Group Performance Academy in co

Press release

Baar-Zug, 15 May 2013

Partners Group launches Partners Group Performance Academy in collaboration
with Harvard Business Publishing

Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager has launched a
leadership development program for the leaders of its portfolio companies in
collaboration with Harvard Business Publishing. The Partners Group Performance
Academy (PGPA) is the first training academy of its kind in the private equity
industry and will offer world-class training in operational excellence.

The PGPA will be based on a detailed curriculum developed jointly by Partners
Group and Harvard Business Publishing that combines state-of-the-art content,
delivery and faculty. Focused on leadership training, the PGPA is aimed at
providing participants with the required tools and skills to lead their
companies to new, sustainable growth. The initial course will consist of five
modules; strategy development, strategy implementation, purpose-driven
leadership, transformation management and self-development. Partners Group and
Harvard Business Publishing believe this program will be instrumental in
increasing the operational maturity level in participating portfolio companies
while accelerating their global growth. At the same time, the PGPA will
support the retention of top talent while fostering collaboration and
knowledge transfer within and across the companies in Partners Group's

Christoph Rubeli, Partner and Head Private Equity Directs, comments "We are
extremely excited to be launching the Partners Group Performance Academy with
the support of Harvard Business Publishing. I firmly believe that this
initiative will make a substantial difference for the development of many of
our portfolio companies and ultimately help us generate superior returns for
the benefit of our clients and their over 100 million beneficiaries."

Fredrik Henzler, Managing Director and Co-Head Industry Value Creation, adds
"We believe this program will create a learning culture within our portfolio
companies and ultimately inspire executives to develop and implement a global
growth strategy for their companies. We remain committed to supporting our
portfolio companies in their continuous improvement and growth and believe
this groundbreaking opportunity will offer them unparalleled advantages."

About Partners Group

Partners Group is a global private markets investment management firm with
over EUR 28 billion in investment programs under management in private equity,
private real estate, private infrastructure and private debt. The firm manages
a broad range of customized portfolios for an international clientele of
institutional investors. Partners Group is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland
and has offices in San Francisco, New York, So Paulo, London, Guernsey, Paris,
Luxembourg, Munich, Dubai, Singapore, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo and Sydney. The
firm employs over 600 people, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (symbol:
PGHN) with a market capitalization of over CHF 6 billion and a major ownership
by its partners and employees.

Investor relations contact

Philip Sauer

Phone: +41 41 784 66 60


Media relations contact

Dr. Anna Hollmann

Phone: +41 41 784 63 72


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