11 October 2022 — The private equity (PE) industry is, by nature, opportunistic and new investments are often evaluated case by case. Traditionally, PE deal sourcing has been relying largely on existing networks and screening of interesting industries. However, this easily leads investors to compete for the same targets. By conducting future-looking industry analysis, PE investors could be one step ahead of others, identify emerging opportunities early on and thus build a competitive advantage. In this article, we present a methodology that could be used for this.