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Do’s and don’ts of working with a primary research firm

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Partnering with a primary research firm, like Apex Leaders, to source quality advisors means you are well on your way to more thoroughly evaluating deals, sourcing new ones and solving…

Age of add-ons: 4 value-creation strategies for PE portfolio managers

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Many people believe that emerging from due diligence with a fresh deal is the most exciting moment in the day-to-day experience of the private equity. While new acquisitions do get…

When PE portfolio managers need anonymity and answers

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There are challenging steps and uncomfortable conversations that businesses — especially private equity portfolio managers and their executive teams — must have when making decisions to advance. Is our portfolio…

Are you leveraging industry advisors to accelerate post-transaction value?

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Private equity is a business of relationships. Building a network of advisors can help grow businesses while unlocking opportunities with outsized returns. Relationships are highly instrumental to a firm’s management…

Five Ways Private Equity Consulting Will Make Your Life Easier

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Politicians and legislators have one thing in common that we often overlook because of their broad range of political viewpoints. Nearly all of them actively seek advice to make the…

What Sellers Want in Private Equity Investors

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In today’s market, buyers outnumber sellers as the volume of private equity investors and easier access to capital continues to balloon. Company valuations keep climbing as the pool of contenders…

When Should PE Firms Outsource Research?

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According to a 2017 study from Preqin, the growth of alternative assets is providing capital service providers with a staggering amount of new opportunities. As new markets appear, asset classes…

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Private Equity Firms Need to Consider Five Things When Choosing a Primary Research Partner

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Get to yes or no faster in your investment decisions Navigating a corporate purchase requires more than just charging ahead on instinct and numbers. Timing is critical. As more private…

PE Portfolio Advancement Best Practices You Can’t Afford to Miss

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Think about the last time you considered buying a new product featuring technology beyond your expertise — for example, the Nest smart thermostat. It promises to deliver benefits like a…

Board Placement Best Practices: How to Build a Better PE-backed Board

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Whether you’re hiring a permanent team member or recruiting a new board member, there’s one consistent truth — selecting the wrong person is painful and costly. According to the U.S….