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Private equity is an in-depth process, so here's a look at it from the ground up from one of the industry's top experts, Bobby Kingsbury....

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Independent sponsors are a little different from your typical private equity buyer. Read here to learn why they may be a better fit for you...

Preconceived Notions Can Be Deal Killers Preconceived Notions Can Be Deal Killers Preconceived Notions Can Be Deal Killers Preconceived Notions Can Be Deal Killers


Set aside any ideas you had about using an outside firm to help you sell your company. You'll make more oney and have a more successful...

Private Equity Groups Can Recognize Strategic Value in a Tech Company Acquisition Private Equity Groups Can Recognize Strategic Value in a Tech Company Acquisition Private Equity Groups Can Recognize Strategic Value in a Tech Company Acquisition Private Equity Groups Can Recognize Strategic Value in a Tech Company Acquisition


Instead of lagging behind and losing out on attractive deals, PEGs have come around to a new strategy that allows them to contend with...

Understanding the Difference Between Private Equity & Venture Capital Firms Understanding the Difference Between Private Equity & Venture Capital Firms Understanding the Difference Between Private Equity & Venture Capital Firms Understanding the Difference Between Private Equity & Venture Capital Firms


It’s quite important to understand the distinction between VC and PE firms to save yourself time as well as to maximize the value of your...

Podcast: Selling Your Business to a Private Equity Group. Interview with Bobby Kingsbury Podcast: Selling Your Business to a Private Equity Group. Interview with Bobby Kingsbury Podcast: Selling Your Business to a Private Equity Group. Interview with Bobby Kingsbury Podcast: Selling Your Business to a Private Equity Group. Interview with Bobby Kingsbury


This podcast with Bobby Kingsbury gives you an in-depth look at how to assess a private equity group before committing to the sale. Find...

7 Ways a Board Enhances Private Enterprise Value 7 Ways a Board Enhances Private Enterprise Value 7 Ways a Board Enhances Private Enterprise Value 7 Ways a Board Enhances Private Enterprise Value


Have you considered adding a board of directors to help you with all the various problems and opportunities that come up in business...

What Is a Platform Acquisition? What Is a Platform Acquisition? What Is a Platform Acquisition? What Is a Platform Acquisition?


Building your business through acquisition (either as the acquiree or acquirer) is a sound strategy. Use established businesses as a...

Deal Flow Options and the Single Family Office Investor Deal Flow Options and the Single Family Office Investor Deal Flow Options and the Single Family Office Investor Deal Flow Options and the Single Family Office Investor


Which is the best acquisition strategy? From co-investment to buy side advisors, John Bova takes you through the gamut of options,...

What Can a Private Equity Investor Control in a Deal? What Can a Private Equity Investor Control in a Deal? What Can a Private Equity Investor Control in a Deal? What Can a Private Equity Investor Control in a Deal?


The current valuations for middle market companies is frustrating private equity investors, but there are ways for them to control, choose...

In a Business Sale, the Buyer Has the Upper Hand (Part 1) In a Business Sale, the Buyer Has the Upper Hand (Part 1) In a Business Sale, the Buyer Has the Upper Hand (Part 1) In a Business Sale, the Buyer Has the Upper Hand (Part 1)


Unless your company is one of those "must-haves" with buyers crawling all over you, you are subject to a process that greatly favors the...

Evolutionary Capital: Supporting Second Stage Companies and Their Leaders Evolutionary Capital: Supporting Second Stage Companies and Their Leaders Evolutionary Capital: Supporting Second Stage Companies and Their Leaders Evolutionary Capital: Supporting Second Stage Companies and Their Leaders


Evolutionary capital fits somewhere between venture capital and private equity in the second stage of a company’s growth. Although, only...

How Would a Private Equity Firm Value Your Company? How Would a Private Equity Firm Value Your Company? How Would a Private Equity Firm Value Your Company? How Would a Private Equity Firm Value Your Company?


Hadley Capital, a private equity firm, explains how they would value your business for sale. Learn about the methods used and what to...

4 Steps to Partnering with a Private Equity Firm 4 Steps to Partnering with a Private Equity Firm 4 Steps to Partnering with a Private Equity Firm 4 Steps to Partnering with a Private Equity Firm


Thinking of selling your business to a private equity firm? Get an overview from Hadley Capital of the steps you'll be taking and how only...

Mid-Market Report: M&A Outlook for North America in 2016 Mid-Market Report: M&A Outlook for North America in 2016 Mid-Market Report: M&A Outlook for North America in 2016 Mid-Market Report: M&A Outlook for North America in 2016


What should we expect for the North American M&A mid-market in 2016? Firmex and Mergermarket polled experts in their latest report and...

Avoiding the Exclusive Negotiations Trap Avoiding the Exclusive Negotiations Trap Avoiding the Exclusive Negotiations Trap Avoiding the Exclusive Negotiations Trap


Competitive tension is essential to exert control over the sale process and present an enforceable timeline to bidders.

How to Find the Ever Elusive Proprietary Deal How to Find the Ever Elusive Proprietary Deal How to Find the Ever Elusive Proprietary Deal How to Find the Ever Elusive Proprietary Deal


Just like unicorns, Loch Ness monster and Bigfoot, proprietary deals are mythical creatures rarely encountered. So, just how can a PE firms...

Mid-Market Report: Factors Driving M&A in Q4 2015 and Beyond Mid-Market Report: Factors Driving M&A in Q4 2015 and Beyond Mid-Market Report: Factors Driving M&A in Q4 2015 and Beyond Mid-Market Report: Factors Driving M&A in Q4 2015 and Beyond


A summary of Firmex's report created in collaboration with Mergermarket on mid-market M&A projections for 2015. By polling M&A...

Tying the Knot: Getting to 'I Do' with the Right Private Equity Partner Tying the Knot: Getting to 'I Do' with the Right Private Equity Partner Tying the Knot: Getting to 'I Do' with the Right Private Equity Partner Tying the Knot: Getting to 'I Do' with the Right Private Equity Partner


Partnering with a private equity firm is a bit like getting married. Here is some advice on how to choose "the one."