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Jay Hernandez of Raymond James: M&A Process Best Practices

Jay Hernandez recently joined the Karma School of Business podcast, sharing his insights into the dynamic world of private equity. In his discussion with host Sean Mooney, Hernandez, an investment banker focused on industrial technology, talked best practices in mergers and acquisitions. He emphasized the importance or preparation, understanding buyer psyche and building trust and […]

PE Firms
Deal Team
Prep For Sale

Interim Executive Best Practices: Trends in Short-Term Leadership Roles

Why should a business use an interim executive? It can be a great way to bridge the gap between full-time hires, give a potential long-term hire a “tryout,” train up less experienced candidates, guide a company through a crisis or even prepare a business for sale. Whatever the case, interim CFOs, CMOs, CHROs, COOs and […]

PE Firms
Operations
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What To Do When Your Service Provider is at Capacity

Connecting with a service provider you can trust is like looking for a great dentist. Once you find “the one,” you wouldn’t put your teeth in anyone else’s hands. The same goes for your business. After a successful engagement with a trusted third party, you save a lot of time by contacting them directly the […]

PE Firms
Deal Team
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Streamline Your Business-Building Processes with the BluWave Alpha Center

At BluWave, we understand the challenges that proactive business leaders face in finding and engaging with top-tier service providers. That’s why we’re excited to introduce the BluWave Alpha Center, a cutting-edge portal designed to streamline your third-party sourcing, project management and data insights processes. This AI-driven platform empowers private equity firms, portfolio companies, and private […]

PE Firms
Prep For Sale

Hire Interim CTO: Benefits, Advantages

Why should a private equity firm or a private or public business hire an interim chief technology officer? In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, technology leadership is crucial for businesses seeking to innovate, streamline operations and stay ahead of the competition. But finding the right CTO can be a challenge, particularly for private equity firms managing […]

PE Firms
Prep For Sale

How To Extract Data from ERP Systems

What is ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)? Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software streamlines business processes by coordinating data flow across an organization. It provides a single source of truth and optimizes operations. They are used to manage everyday business activities such as finance functions, compliance, risk management, retail, supply chain and HR. How To Extract Data […]

PE Firms
Finance
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Private Equity Interim CHRO: What Are the Benefits?

An interim chief human resources officer can be a great asset to maximize a portco’s value. They can help a business run more efficiently by evaluating existing HR processes and aligning them with business goals. Whether going through an M&A, an internal crisis, a reorg or other situations that require a talent expert, here are […]

PE-Backed Companies
Other Functional Leads
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In the Know: The Importance of Interim CFOs

As part of an ongoing series, we’re sharing real-time trending topics we are hearing from our 500+ PE firm clients. In our most recent installment, Erez Schnaittacher, BluWave vice president of client coverage, shares the importance of interim CFOs and why they are a vital resource all PE firms should be taking advantage of. Learn […]

PE Firms
CEOs
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How to find the right-fit interim CFO for your growing business

I get asked a lot of questions about how to build a business, and how to do it with as few headaches as possible. Not that I’ve totally figured it out, but I’ve certainly made my fair share of missteps and gratefully have learned something along the way. From investing, to hiring, to reducing headcount, […]

PE Firms
CEOs
Prep For Sale

REDIRECTED Interim CFO – what to look for when hiring this critical role

One of the biggest mistakes private equity funds make when searching for an interim CFO for their portfolio company is looking for someone who can do everything a full-time CFO would. Searching for this diamond-in-the-rough candidate ends up taking just as long as it would take to find a full-time candidate, and in the meantime, […]

PE Firms
CEOs
Prep For Sale

How we did it: Critical need for interim controller to successfully support portco in sale process

Ready to sell one of their portfolio companies, a PE fund came to us urgently needing an interim controller that could help support their portco throughout the sale process. Knowing that there would be an influx of requests during the sale process, they were looking for an independent prep-for-sale resource that could help manage these […]

PE Firms
Human Capital
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Merger Integrations: How BluWave Helps

In our latest BluWave Studios video, Keenan Kolinsky, a BluWave Consulting Manager outlines ways BluWave supports clients looking for third-party merger integration expertise: Scope out the type and level of support that the client is looking for. Match client with select exact-fit providers in our network based on criteria, budget, timing, and more. Connect clients […]

PE Firms
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