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How We Did It: Head of Sales needed to drive value at a recently acquired portco

A private equity firm principal and portfolio company CEO came to us with a need for a Head of Sales for their healthcare logistics company. Since the acquisition, the portfolio company had been growing rapidly, and they needed to make key hires across multiple functions. Moving quickly, we worked to thoroughly understand the client’s specific needs. […]

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Other Functional Leads
Value Creation

Video: Dealing With Service Providers at Capacity

As the world begins to rapidly reopen from the pandemic, businesses have begun to run full steam ahead to catch up for lost time. This massive acceleration in business has left many go-to service providers in the PE industry at capacity due to the sudden surge in demand, leaving many firms wondering where to go […]

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CEOs
Value Creation

Women in PE Event Recap

Every quarter we gather leading women in PE to discuss current industry topics and to offer smart women the chance to gather, share intel, and decompress with one another. In our most recent event, we discussed many topics and have listed our top takeaways below. These forums are invite-only and follow Chatham House Rules, so […]

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An Interview with Riveter Capital Founder Colleen Gurda

Anyone who has spent a significant amount of time in the private equity industry understands how difficult it is to “disrupt” the space. This has less to do with a lack of desire and more to do with the heaviness of the lift: being an innovator or a market leader is not for the faint […]

PE Firms

Video: How To Vet BluWave

When you are evaluating external help to get you and your fund the resources you need, there are a number of questions you should ask, including: What does your business focus on? How many PE funds do you work with? How many projects have you done with PE funds? How do you know a service […]

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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. […]

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Deal Team
Prep For Sale

May 2021 Roundup: Insights from Private Equity Clients

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 private equity clients are paving the way for “Industry 4.0.” In other words, they have […]

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Private Equity Interview with TCV General Partner Susan Clark

Susan Clark is an insightful force who spent nearly a decade in Dell operations prior to getting bit with the private equity bug. While watching Silver Lake Partners lead the privatization of Dell, a publicly-traded, end-to-end technology solutions company, Clark recalls: “After observing the transformation process, I basically decided I wanted to be on the […]

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Why Companies Should Consult A Private Equity Coach

Even the most talented athletes never reach their full potential without great coaches. Beyond the ability to see elements of their players’ game that need to be improved or reinforced, effective coaches can motivate players by setting goals, holding them accountable, and providing the right resources for growth and development. While players are responsible for […]

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Human Capital
Value Creation

REDIRECTED Bolster your network with specialized due diligence experts

One of the most challenging things about running a business, particularly in an ever-changing economic environment, is quickly finding the right-fit resources to effectively provide high-value solutions. If you’re an upmarket fund, it’s easier to tap into big groups and their A-teams because budgets allow for this spend. But if you’re sitting squarely in the […]

PE Firms
Deal Team
Due Diligence

Private Equity Interview with LaSalle Capital partner & COO Kelly Cornelis

As the daughter of a retired sportscaster, Kelly Cornelis had little knowledge of the finance world growing up on the outskirts of Chicago. She entered college at Notre Dame as an English major and stayed there until her sophomore year—when one of her professors noticed her proclivity for math and suggested she enroll in some […]

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Operations

Private Equity Human Capital Executive Forum Event Recap

Every quarter we gather top human capital executives across leading private equity funds to discuss key topics that are top of mind. In our most recent event, we covered many topics. Below are our top takeaways. These events are invite-only and follow Chatham House Rules, so this only touches on our high-level learnings. If you […]

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Human Capital

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