Cross-Sector Strategy


Uncovering opportunities in emerging technologies

From physical technologies like robotics or digital technologies like artificial intelligence, to hybrid technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), automation can provide solutions to critical challenges, including labor shortages, inflation, supply chain constraints, deglobalization and sustainability. We believe it will also be a major driver of economic growth and job creation in decades to come.

We believe we are the first private equity firm with a fund dedicated to automation, THL supports management teams with extensive experience, relationships and resources focused on our automation franchise.

Automation’s industry impact

Data shows that automation is still in the early stages of penetration across a variety of industries where THL has built deep sector expertise and relationships, including: 

  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Content
  • CPG / Retail
  • E-Commerce
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Semiconductors
  • Sports

Across these markets, automation is projected to be a key source of economic growth and create more than 12 million net-new jobs by 2025 (source: Harvard Business Review).

THL’s Automation Franchise

Automation isn’t just an industry sector. It’s a thesis about transformation across all industries. Learn about some of THL’s automation partners—innovative companies transforming our world through the creative application of software, hardware and hybrid technology.