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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….

Follow These Sector Thesis Best Practices to Become a Preferred Buyer

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The private equity market has changed, and we’re often asked if firms are evolving fast enough to keep up. The answer is different at every firm, but one universal truth…

Everything You Need to Know about Due Diligence Best Practices – and More

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It’s no secret that due diligence is a complicated matter, and as competition continues to increase in the private equity (PE) space, qualified targets are becoming harder to find. To compete, investors…

Top Tips for Impactful Investor Due Diligence

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For Ken Sipiora, a senior advisor with 39 years’ experience, the best calls with Apex Leaders’ private equity clients have been the ones in which clients know—and can articulate—their end…

Edged out: Where’s the Opportunity for Private Equity Buyout Shops?

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It is no secret that competition has ramped up in private equity, as new players—corporations, more private equity firms, and non-traditional investors—have entered the market, making it harder to find…

5 Overlooked Advisors for Comprehensive Due Diligence

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Beyond the C-level executive formerly at a target company, who else should investors tap for a unique perspective? You need seasoned professionals at your disposal, but anymore, that is usually…

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How to Develop Your LinkedIn Profile to Attract Private Equity Consulting

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Primary research firms like Apex Leaders scour sites like LinkedIn for seasoned industry experts or subject matter experts to advise top-tier Private Equity investors who value experts’ guidance during their…

We Analyzed Hundreds of Advisor Calls. Here’s What We Learned

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Your initial conversation with a PE investor is crucial—it sets the tone for your working relationship and establishes you as a trusted, professional advisor with the expertise they need. The best…

10 Things to Start, Stop and Keep Doing With Your Advisor Calls

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How do you replicate the results of an insightful advisor consultation? Your first conversation with a potential advisor lays the groundwork for what we hope will be a fruitful one-hour engagement,…