Private Equity and Principal Investors

Our established reputation in working with multinational companies and investors make us recognised leaders in our field. As trusted partners, we help our clients identify and address key environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and operational risks and opportunities.  We thrive on delivering real value to our clients; transforming their workplace cultures, processes, and capability for sustainable solutions and long-term results across the entire organisation. 

dss+ industry and functional expertise is further enhanced by our acquisition of KKS Advisors.  Through the addition of the experience brought by the KKS team, we integrate academic insights with strategy expertise to deliver solutions that foster systemic change, creating a world where business and investment decisions are made for the long term, take ESG factors into account, and maximise the power of capital to achieve positive impact.   

At dss+, we thrive on delivering real value by transforming workplace cultures, processes, and capabilities for sustainable, long-term results that maximize the power of capital to achieve a positive impact. dss+ is uniquely qualified through: 

50+ years of global operations experience and a strong focus on implementation. 

A strategic approach and proven methodology to reduce risk and accelerate measurable business improvements and returns. 

Enabling sustainable change through strategy, capability building, culture transformation, and people engagement. 

ESG, sustainable finance and operations experts who work with investors and executive teams to create value and manage company and portfolio risk. 

Featured insights

We live in a volatile age. But there’s never been a better opportunity to reshape your actions and create a better world. Explore our thoughts on transformation and best practices in dynamic times.

Watch this video to see how dss+ supports investor clients to make better decisions around their investments and grow value across the portfolio.

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Featured case studies

We’ve developed industry best practices and created many of our own proprietary solutions to get our clients to the cutting edge – and keep them there.

What are your goals?

Whether you are looking to revitalise your internal culture, build the capabilities of your leaders and teams, transform your operational effectiveness or make a positive impact on the environment, we’ll build a customised strategy and work side-by-side to implement it with you.

Meet the team

Explore the backgrounds and specialities of the experts who’ll be working with you.

Chris Afors
Global Director: Private Equity & Principal Investors Strategy
Chris has 20+ years of experience in professional services. He started his career in investment banking, advising multinational clients on M&A and capital structure optimisation, then moving to the buy-side where he spent 15 years in private equity investing. He works alongside the leadership team to help drive the long term strategic value of dss+, while also leading the Private Equity & Principal Investors (“PEPI”) team, collaborating closely with colleagues across all Industries and Practices to deliver the best of our services to clients.
Joaquin Blanco
EMEA Director: Private Equity & Principal Investors
Joaquin has 15+ years of experience in management consulting, industry and financial services. He provides advisory services on operational risk management and operational excellence.
U-Yun Wong
Asia Pacific Principal: Private Equity & Principal Investors
U-Yun has 22 years of experience in management consulting, investment management and finance, private equity advisory, value creation, and exit optimisation strategies.