While plenty of investors are nervous about a potential market downturn, TPG’s James Coulter sees reason for hope in the rapid changes occurring across several parts of society.
Rapid change and big disruptions can provide opportunities for growth even through a market downturn. And TPG is focused on several sectors that are seeing shift away from industrialization and standardization, Coulter said at Buyouts Insider’s PartnerConnect West conference in early October.
“What we’re doing at TPG these days is basically looking at the world trying to find change that we can identify, and find change that we can access,” Coulter said, giving as an example dying malls nationwide. “This is something you can despair about, or it’s something you can get pretty excited about, and we’ve decided to get excited about it at TPG. One of the great opportunities out there is to reprogram hundreds of millions of square feet.”
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