Insights from the world of private equity, strategic consulting, and business intelligence.
What you need to know about the CARES Act
Yesterday, we hosted a live “CARES Act” session in conjunction with The Cypress Group, a leading Washington DC advisory firm that advocates for the private equity industry and a member of the BluWave network. Our goal was to offer an up-to-the-minute, inside look into how the proposed bill would likely affect private equity and its portcos.
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
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
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 have to […]
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
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 […]
PRESS: BluWave and Sean Mooney in Axial’s Middle Market Review
Axial recently published an article titled “Human Capital Is Crucial in Private Equity — 3 Keys to Success” in their Middle Market Review resource center that features BluWave and BluWave’s CEO, Sean Mooney. From Axial’s Middle Market Review: “‘The private equity industry is maturing. There’s more competition than ever before, and the margins for error are […]
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 […]
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 […]
PRESS: BluWave and Sean Mooney in Mergers & Acquisitions
Mergers & Acquisitions recently published an article titled “From fund administrators to VDRs, dozens of firms help M&A pros compete” that features BluWave and BluWave’s CEO, Sean Mooney. From Mergers & Acquisitions: “Think Gartner Inc. meets Angie’s List and there lies BluWave. The idea for BluWave grew over a 20-year span, while Sean Mooney was working in a private equity firm and […]
How to Run Your PE Fund Like a Business
There are currently more than 4,000 private equity funds competing for limited opportunities. Economics 101 is hitting the PE industry hard: since the demand for investment opportunities has been growing and the actual number of opportunities has stayed consistent over time, PE investors are facing an uphill battle. To succeed in a crowded field, PE […]
How You Should Be Selecting the Right Service Providers
When used correctly, service providers can meaningfully improve the efficiency and productivity of your business and can dramatically help increase value. In a perfect world, your service providers work autonomously and efficiently to make universal improvements to your business. But that’s not often the case. Service providers not only need the right capabilities, but also […]
Portcos Show Outsize Growth Among Inc. 5000 Awardees
Private Equity and the American Economy The private equity industry has been a vital component of the American economy for years. PE firms invest in companies to improve their businesses and increase their value. BluWave, the Business Builders’ Network serving the world’s most proactive business builders, analyzed the 2023 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing […]
Portco Collaboration Significantly Boosts Project Success Rates
An analysis of BluWave’s propriety data reveals that having a portfolio company stakeholder present during the project scoping and service provider-selection process meaningfully increases the likelihood of a private equity firm’s project moving forward. It also improves overall satisfaction with outcomes. More Likely To Proceed BluWave’s analysis of more than 1,500 private equity firm projects […]
Making Life Easy for Human Capital Leaders
BluWave understands the urgency and sensitivity around the work human capital executives perform. That’s why we provide a curated suite of resources specifically designed for HR leaders to drive unprecedented value in their organizations. CASE STUDY: Diversifying Talent in a Digital-First Consumer Products Startup Our Business Builders’ Network not only understands your unique challenges but […]