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Industry mapping and recruiting a long-term advisor

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The Project Our client, CIVC Partners, has a wealth of investment experience in the IT services sector and was interested in exploring opportunities within the cybersecurity market. They were conducting…

Win the Right Deal with the Right People

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The impact of an unusual year is still being felt across the private equity industry. Fewer deals were closed in 2020 and total investment numbers reflect bigger deals instead of more…

Picks and Shovels: The Golden Age for Service Providers to PE Firms is Now

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Clearlight Partners originally posted this article to their site, naming Apex Leaders as a premier and emerging resource to bring customized advisors and expert operators to private equity clients. We…

Webinar RECAP: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Board Member Searches

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Get the 5-minute recap of our 35-minute webinar “7 Habits of Highly Effective Board MemberSearches.” This fast-paced, 5-minute read covers the 7 “true north” principles that result in bettercandidates, stronger relationships and, ultimately, better performance.

Bad Board Member Searches and How to Avoid Them

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Competition among PE firms for great board members continues to increase. That’s why it’s important not to commit these common mistakes in your search. Read this concise blog post to discover 5 common mistakes to avoid. You’ll also find useful tips and techniques to improve results, plus links to helpful resources like a white paper and checklist for improving board member searches.

When Is a Board Member Search NOT a Board Member Search?

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An early start and being prepared are keys to success in the competitive arena of board member searches. But what if you started identifying high-profile industry insiders BEFORE a deal closes? Expert advisors with custom knowledge who could provide insights about the deal, expand opportunities and even help negotiate better terms?

“45-Second Checklist” for Building Your Board

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Discover how this checklist will help you Improve board member placement success by avoiding pursuits that waste time due to easily predicted deal killers or dead ends, preventing unnecessary conflicts between PE firm, portfolio company, and board candidates, and circumventing struggles over roles and decision-making authority.

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Valentine’s Day Lessons for Building Your Board

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Could Private Equity firms looking to place Directors on the boards of their portfolio companies learn a thing or two from Valentine’s Day? Can suggestions about “The Best Things to Do on Valentine’s Day” apply to board placements?

How Private Equity Advisors Help Accelerate Decision Making

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Portfolio managers face mounting pressure to pulse faster, accelerate decision making and win more of the right deals. They need a competitive advantage to accelerate decision making that will position their firm as the preferred buyer in a competitive process.

Information vs. Knowledge: How to Get Answers Sooner

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A mid-market private equity firm will often review hundreds, if not thousands of potential deals per year. That’s not just astounding for its sheer volume, but also for the speed…