Insights from the world of private equity, strategic consulting, and business intelligence.
Business Intelligence & Analytics: What is it?
Business intelligence and analytics is a key facet of modern-day business building. “BI gives you the ability to dig deeper in to all the operations of your business to track KPIs and other metrics, which can then help you steer your business,” says Houston Slatton, BluWave’s head of technology. Leaders at private equity firms, portfolio […]
Healthcare Compliance: Due Diligence Checklist
Healthcare is a hot sector for private equity firms looking to acquire new portfolio companies. Buy-side commercial due diligence on healthcare compliance is table stakes before any deal gets done. One expert service provider from our network says his firm has seen an influx of diligence requests in this industry since the beginning of 2022, […]
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 […]
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Thanks for your interest in our AI white paper, featuring insight from the world’s leading service providers in data analytics. Learn about the four steps our expert service providers say every business must take before implementing artificial intelligence tools: Download the white paper now to learn how to transform your business using AI. Want to […]
Unleashing Business Potential with AI: Beyond Open Source Tools
Artificial intelligence has evolved from a futuristic concept into a business norm. The advent of Language Learning Models (LLMs) like ChatGPT and Bard is only the tip of the iceberg. While these consumer-focused models are noteworthy, they form only a fraction of AI’s potential. Businesses stand to gain significantly by digging deeper into the realm […]
The Road to AI Implementation: Strategic Planning, Data Management, Cybersecurity
What’s worse than not implementing artificial intelligence tools into your business? Implementing them without a plan. While it might feel like you’re falling further behind competitors every day you’re not adding AI to your tech stack, you’re better off waiting a little longer to get it right. Rushing out a half-baked product will only cause […]
Hiring Remains Strong, AI is Abuzz in Q2 2023
Hiring activity remains strong, but the focus has shifted. Additionally, the AI craze is reaching a fever pitch in private equity. These and more insights come from our Q2 2023 BluWave Insights Report. The proprietary data used to compile this report comes from the projects we work on with our 500+ PE firm clients to […]
Professional Healthcare Recruiters: Specialized Human Capital Resources
The healthcare industry is in a constant state of flux. It’s a field that requires a dedicated workforce to manage patient care effectively. With the growing demand for healthcare services, the need for specialized professional healthcare recruiters has never been higher. Especially in areas such as multi-location healthcare services and chief medical officer searches, both […]
Buy-Side Deal Sourcing Strategies: Uncovering Hidden Opportunities
Deal sourcing in private equity is all about finding hidden opportunities and maximizing investments. Effective deal sourcing strategies can greatly influence an organization’s trajectory. When done well, the rewards can be outsized. To increase your chances of success, working with industry-specific, experienced third parties can give you a leg up. Let’s talk about a world-class […]
Buy-Side Commercial Due Diligence: What is it?
Commercial due diligence is a make or break process in mergers and acquisitions. In buy-side due diligence, the focus is on the acquiring party, rather than the target company. This makes it distinct from sell-side due diligence, which is conducted by the organization that may be acquired. “It’s standard operating procedure for private equity firms […]
Unlocking Organizational Success: The Role of Leadership Coaching
Effective leadership lies at the heart of any successful business. The ability to guide, motivate and inspire teams is what separates great leaders from the rest. But these skills don’t just appear overnight; they require nurturing and development, which is where leadership coaching comes into play. Leadership coaching serves as a compass for potential leaders, […]
Investment Strategies, Bridging Valuation Gaps, Leveraging AI: VP Forum
BluWave welcomed a group of accomplished thought leaders June 22 for its latest VP forum. The panel, comprised of Lauren D’Amore of Prelude Growth Partners, Mackenzie Laudel of Shamrock Capital Advisors and Yan Levinski of Trivest Partners was moderated by BluWave founder & CEO, Sean Mooney. The experts delved into three critical aspects of the investment […]
What is Commercial Due Diligence?
Private equity firms perform commercial due diligence (CDD) to evaluate the growth and profitability of a potential target acquisition. A process that was once reserved for large cap funds with extra capital to spend on evaluating the soundness of the investment, CDD is quickly becoming a necessary standard operating procedure for all proactive PE funds. […]
Fractional CFOs: What They Do, Why You Might Need an Interim CFO Instead
The chief financial officer is crucial role. But not all businesses can afford – or are ready – for one. One alternative to committing to a full-time (and expensive) C-suite financial executive is a fractional CFO. “The biggest role of a fractional CFO is going to be high-level overview. The business is typically not going […]
A Wave of Deals is Coming: Commercial Due Diligence Webinar
The private equity deal market has been slow in 2023. There are signs, however, that that could change soon. In fact, BluWave founder and CEO Sean Mooney believes PE is ready to “call a bottom” based on proprietary internal data. That means that firms must have their due diligence resources lined up ahead of the […]