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How we did it: LMM VP with critical need for ERP selection advisor

A PE fund came to us with a critical need for an ERP selection consultant for their portco in the manufacturing industry. Since acquiring the portco, they knew that the company’s older ERP system would need to be replaced. Knowing that the selection and implementation would be a lengthy process, they were urgently seeking a […]

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Operations
Value Creation

A Record-Breaking Year for PE: Pitchbook’s Q2 Report

With PE funds fighting an uphill battle last year amid a global pandemic, Q2 2020 industry reports were shrouded in uncertainty. Across the globe, organizations fought against a looming economic collapse as businesses folded and life as we knew it shut down for months. Despite the shifting tides, we witnessed first-hand the resilient nature of […]

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BluWave Ranks No. 127 on the 2021 Inc 5000 Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Top Resource for Private Equity Firms Achieved Three-Year Revenue Growth of 3,157 Percent  BRENTWOOD, TENN., – August 17, 2021 – BluWave, LP, a top resource for private equity firms and their portfolio companies, announces today the company is No. 127 on the annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private […]

A letter from the CEO on being named the 127th fastest-growing private company according to Inc.

I am extremely proud to share BluWave has been recognized as the 127th fastest-growing private company in the 2021 Inc. 5000 list.  This achievement reflects extremely hard work by our talented and innovative team, a strong sense of pride being in service to others, and the amazing partnerships we’ve earned with hundreds of the world’s […]

An Interview with Trivest Managing Partner Troy Templeton

At first glance, Troy Templeton is a stereotypical private equity managing partner demonized by the click-bait driven media machine and industry detractors as “people in charge of thrashing companies only to fill Steven Schwarzman’s pockets.” Is part of his role at Trivest to make money? Of course, because that is the role of any business. […]

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July 2021 Roundup: BluWave Client Insights

BluWave works with over 500 PE funds from around the globe, connecting them with pre-vetted, best-in-class, interim executives and small groups across a variety of resource and functional areas. From information technology and manufacturing to healthcare and consumer goods, our clients are paving the way for “Industry 4.0.” In other words, they have their heads […]

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Using Lean Six Sigma to optimize teams

In a recent article for CEOWorld Magazine, BluWave founder and CEO Sean Mooney shared how his love for the beautiful, streamlined, and seemingly perfect Ferrari sports cars that constantly improved with each model led to his love for the concept of Lean Six Sigma. He saw a similar sense of beauty in the ideas of […]

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Operations
Value Creation

How we did it: Immediate CDD advisor with software experience to assess potential target for PE VP

A PE fund vice president came to us with a critical need for a commercial due diligence provider that could complete a proactive market study for an asset that they expected to come to market in the next month. With their go-to providers at capacity, no access to the company’s information, and a desire to […]

PE Firms
Deal Team

REDIRECTED Merger Integration Elements of Success

Every year, the private equity industry focuses a tremendous amount of energy on add-ons as a core expansion strategy to build bigger, better, and more valuable companies. We saw a particularly strong amount of activity last year during the pandemic as competing businesses saw more value being more together than apart. This trend has continued into 2021, […]

PE Firms
Deal Team
Value Creation

PE Human Capital Event Recap

Every quarter we bring together top PE HR and talent executives to discuss current industry topics and to offer leaders in PE Human Capital the chance to gather, share intel, and decompress with one another. In our most recent event, we discussed many topics and listed our top takeaways below.  These forums are invite-only and […]

PE Firms
Human Capital

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. […]

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CEOs
Prep For Sale

Video: Q2 Insights Overview

Every quarter our team analyzes the projects we work on with our 500+ PE fund clients to get a bird’s eye view of the market. In this video, our leadership team shares the trends we are seeing across due diligence and value creation. Watch the video below to learn more.   If you would like […]

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Due Diligence

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