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Manufacturing Industry Growth Strategies for PE Firms, Portcos, Independent Companies

The manufacturing industry is evolving at an unprecedented pace. Today’s manufacturers are grappling with challenges that push them to rethink their growth strategies. This evolution is not just about adopting new technologies; it’s about reshaping the very foundations of how these companies operate and compete. Central to this transformation is a renewed focus on the […]

PE Firms
Value Creation

Senior Advisors: How They Help in Healthcare Services Sector

Senior advisors are a valuable resource to healthcare services companies. This sector, characterized by its rapid advancements and regulatory intricacies, demands a level of expertise and insight that only experienced professionals can provide. Understanding regulatory compliance and evolving market trends requires not just knowledge, but a depth of specialized experience that shapes effective strategy and […]

Digital Marketing Demand Generation: Challenges, Solutions in Consumer Products Sector

Digital marketing isn’t just about being online anymore; it’s about making a significant impact where it matters. At BluWave, we have seen firsthand the unique challenges businesses in the consumer products industry face. From navigating Amazon marketplace intricacies to tackling eCommerce optimization, the demands are as real as they are varied. Let’s dive into these […]

PE Firms
Operations
Value Creation

Operational Due Diligence: Essential Checklist for Manufacturing Industry

Operations diligence is a critical component of the acquisition process for private equity firms. Especially in the manufacturing sector. BluWave works with PE firms regularly to connect them with industry-specific resources to analyze their portfolio company targets. The following operations diligence checklist for the manufacturing industry is based on the myriad conversations we have had […]

Procurement, Sourcing Resources for Manufacturing Industry

Procurement and sourcing are critical components of manufacturing operations, directly influencing efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Fleet diligence, distribution assessment and supply chain management are among the more popular use cases BluWave sees. We frequently field procurement and sourcing project requests from the manufacturing industry, giving us a deep understanding of the service providers that are best-suited […]

PE Firms
Operations
Value Creation

IT Due Diligence: Technology, Software Industry

When a private equity firm is evaluating an acquisition target, they perform thorough due diligence before making any decisions. One part of the due diligence process that tends to come later in the process is information technology (IT) due diligence. While important in any industry, this practice is particularly apropos for companies in the technology […]

PE Firms
Due Diligence

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 […]

PE-Backed Companies
Human Capital
Value Creation

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

Revolutionizing Healthcare: Roles of AI, Machine Learning

The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in healthcare is poised to revolutionize the industry by enhancing efficiency, transforming medical education and augmenting the role of healthcare professionals. The latest Private Equity Insights Report from BluWave shows strong interest in AI data analytics as well as robust activity in the healthcare industry. LISTEN: […]

PE Firms
Operations
Value Creation

Why Private Equity Invests in People for Growth

Human capital is a driving force for growth in private equity. A recent BluWave-hosted webinar delved into three leading trends in this service area: Here are some insights into these topics from from Head of Client Coverage Rena Frackt, Account Executive Evan Garoutte and Research and Operations Consultant Taylor Lee. Human Capital Emphasis The trend […]

PE Firms
Human Capital
Value Creation

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