Latest Private Equity Articles
Choosing Between Strategic Buyers or Private Equity
Regardless of the current media concentration on the pros and cons of private equity firms and investments, those who work in the business or those considering...
By: Jack Kearney | Managing Director
Anatomy of a Letter of Intent
Most small business owners only sell a company once, so the process of selling a company can be opaque... to put it kindly. One of the most difficult steps can be...
By: Hadley Capital
What Is a Platform Acquisition?
When growing through mergers and acquisitions, there are generally two distinct types of acquisitions: The platform acquisition and subsequent one-off acquisitions. When...
By: Brad Mewes
Where Does the Operating Partner in Private Equity Begin?
What Is an Operating Partner?Initially viewed as a career senior executive with deep experience and a good Rolodex, these executives provide operational credibility and...
By: John Bova
Consider These Issues When Evaluating ESOPs
Over the years, we have evaluated a number of small company acquisitions where the target company was deciding between doing an ESOP or selling the business to a...
By: Hadley Capital
Tying the Knot: Getting to 'I Do' with the Right Private Equity Partner
For a business owner, partnering with a private equity firm is a bit like getting married. While there may not be a clear consensus about how many months or years you...
By: Heather Madland
What Can a Private Equity Investor Control in a Deal?
The current valuations and investment potential for sub-$100M revenue companies is frustrating private equity (capital) investors. There are a number of market and...
By: John Bova
How Do I Evaluate My Company as a Platform?
If you’re looking to sell your company, make sure that private equity groups (PEG) view it as a platform company. That is, they intend for the company to grow...
By: Charles Smith
Overview of Private Equity for Entrepreneurs
Private equity (PE) is for many people seen through the prism of the media, which focuses on the industry only when global firms are undertaking audacious buy-outs or...
Private Equity Firms: Are They a Good Fit for Your Business?
When you're selling a company, figuring out what type of buyer fits you is just as important as the final purchase price. Are you looking for a partner who can help...
By: Erick Hamdan
Podcast: What Private Equity Recaps Actually Do, an Interview with Mike O'Neil
About the HostRyan is an entrepreneur, podcast host of the show Life After Business and the co-owner of Solidity Financial. Having personally experienced the hazards of...
By: Ryan Tansom
Choosing Between a Financial and Strategic Buyer
When it is time to sell your business, it is important to know the merit of different types of buyers who might come to the table. I came across a whitepaper written by...
By: John Carvalho | President, Divestopedia Inc.
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