How the alternative workforce fits into the future

By Sean Mooney | March 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, before the world seemingly imploded with the Nashville tornado and news that the coronavirus was on the move and spreading fast, BluWave was tapped for an Inc. Magazine article about how the “alternative workforce” fits into the future of work.

In retrospect, and without knowing it at the time, the insights we gave couldn’t be more true—particularly now that millions of companies have been upended and will rely on fast-moving, highly-skilled experts to help them rebuild and steer their ships in the right direction.

8 Tips for Weathering the Storm

By Sean Mooney | March 17, 2020 | Comments Off on 8 Tips for Weathering the Storm

This has to be the strangest St. Patrick’s Day on record.  To me, the business world feels a lot like the fog during the few weeks after 9/11 and when the bank meltdowns reached a fever pitch in 2008.  Just like then, I’m quite sure that calm will prevail and that “this too shall pass.” 

We’ve been getting all sorts of calls the last two weeks from fellow PE fund and portco clients to help understand how they can best get ahead during uncertain times.  If nothing else, it feels good having contingency plans in process versus waiting to see what fate has in store. 

COVID-19 According to BluWave Network Experts

By Sean Mooney | March 11, 2020 | Comments Off on COVID-19 According to BluWave Network Experts

On Thursday, March 5, 2020, we hosted a COVID-19 Intel Session for our PE fund stakeholders featuring leading experts from healthcare, government, and supply chain risks. For those who missed it, or perhaps aren’t officially part of our network yet, we wanted to provide the key takeaways on this important and rapidly-evolving topic.

PRESS: BluWave and Sean Mooney in Mergers & Acquisitions June 2019

By The BluWave Team | June 10, 2019 | Comments Off on PRESS: BluWave and Sean Mooney in Mergers & Acquisitions June 2019

Mergers & Acquisitions recently published an article titled “Dealmaker’s guide to service providers: Accordion, Axial, BluWave, Frazier & Deeter, Intralinks” that features BluWave and BluWave’s CEO, Sean Mooney.   From Mergers & Acquisitions:   “‘When I started in the industry, we would buy low, do one or two things, and sell high. Now PE firms…

BluWave’s 2018 Year in Review

By The BluWave Team | January 22, 2019 | Comments Off on BluWave’s 2018 Year in Review

A Year in Review In 2018 alone, BluWave supported over 700 private equity projects, providing due diligence, value creation, and private equity operations services to our clients. Upon review, we found that private equity funds and their portfolio companies are investing more and more resources in value creation initiatives. Due diligence services remain critical to…

5 Value Creation Ideas for Private Equity Funds

By Sean Mooney | October 31, 2018 | Comments Off on 5 Value Creation Ideas for Private Equity Funds

The business of private equity is getting more business-like. Today, most private equity funds are largely managed like partnerships, not like the companies they own. However, many firms have realized the private equity industry has now matured into an industry and are starting to manage their own companies like their portfolio companies. Here are some…

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Preparing A Company for Sale

By Sean Mooney | July 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Common Mistakes to Avoid When Preparing A Company for Sale

After a nearly 20-year career in private equity, I’ve learned to appreciate that it takes just as much work to effectively sell a company as it does to excellently buy a company. It’s also easy to slip up or not pay enough attention to vital steps that could profoundly change the final price upon sale.…

Why Your Company Needs a Fully Realized Digital Marketing Strategy

By Sean Mooney | July 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Why Your Company Needs a Fully Realized Digital Marketing Strategy

As a player in the private equity space, you know the struggles of growing a company under tight deadlines and budgets. While you may think that digital marketing is better suited for “the other guys,” e.g. B2C firms, larger companies, groups targeting millennials, this isn’t the case. Middle market businesses across verticals can harness the…

Top 8 Best Practices for Preparing for a Value Maximizing Sale

By Sean Mooney | June 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Top 8 Best Practices for Preparing for a Value Maximizing Sale

In today’s competitive markets, private equity companies and their partners are being forced to pay record-high prices for investments in companies. To generate attractive returns, the private equity companies and their managers must create substantial value after closing. One effective way to create value is by running a highly prepared, efficient, and focused sales process.…

3 Ways to Increase Your Company’s Value

By Sean Mooney | June 6, 2018 | Comments Off on 3 Ways to Increase Your Company’s Value

After nearly 20 years in private equity, I appreciate how hard it is to build and grow businesses in a constrained environment.  Nothing is easy, but most things are possible with the right people and resources. Top private equity funds regularly ask us about ideas to help drive growth and reduce costs.  Here are a…