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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 […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

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Scott Estill of Lancor: Human Capital’s Evolving Role in Private Equity

Scott Estill recently joined the Karma School of Business podcast, sharing his insights into the dynamic world of private equity, with a focus on human capital. In a captivating discussion with host Sean Mooney, Estill, a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in executive search and private equity, discussed the transformative trends shaping the […]

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Andrew Greenberg of GVC: Specialization, AI, Adaptability in Investment Banking

Andrew Greenberg recently joined the Karma School of Business podcast, sharing his insights into the ever-evolving world of investment banking. In a discussion with host Sean Mooney, Greenberg – Chief Executive Officer of Greenberg Variations Capital – delved deep into the transformative trends shaping the landscape of investment banking and capital markets. He articulated the significance of […]

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Cash Flow: Importance for Businesses, Portfolio Companies

Why might a good company fail? It’s often as simple as running out of cash. That’s why it’s so important that business leaders not only understand what cash flow is but also keep a close eye on it. BluWave CEO and founder Sean Mooney touched on this topic with Gabe Mesanza, partner at Huron Capital, […]

Finance
Value Creation

Interim Executive Best Practices: Trends in Short-Term Leadership Roles

Why should a business use an interim executive? It can be a great way to bridge the gap between full-time hires, give a potential long-term hire a “tryout,” train up less experienced candidates, guide a company through a crisis or even prepare a business for sale. Whatever the case, interim CFOs, CMOs, CHROs, COOs and […]

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How To Raise Prices Strategically with Sales Team Buy-In

When input costs increase, businesses must adjust their pricing strategy accordingly. But it’s not as simple as passing along those costs to the consumer. First, the sales team must buy in to the new strategy. (This can be particularly challenging for private equity firms and their portfolio companies.) Secondly, you must do so in a […]

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What Makes a Commercial Due Diligence Firm ‘Specialized’?

Private equity firms face fierce competition for new deals. Even when the economy is strong, there could be dozens of groups vying for the same target. When the deal market is stagnant, though, it can seem impossible to find a viable acquisition, let alone have the winning bid. BluWave founder and CEO Sean Mooney encountered […]

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Manufacturing Momentum: Challenges, Opportunities in the Modern Landscape

Manufacturing businesses are faced with evolving challenges, especially amid an uncertain economy, constantly pressured from different angles by policy decisions and global events. BluWave sees this every day in the projects it supports for hundreds of private equity firms and thousands of businesses. Whether in human capital, operations, growth strategy or technology, today’s business leaders […]

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Human Capital
Value Creation

Joe DeLuca of NewSpring Capital: Navigating Challenges with Empathy, Strategy

Joe DeLuca recently joined the Karma School of Business podcast to talk private equity. The operating partner with NewSpring Capital spoke with host Sean Mooney about the significance of building genuine relationships during crises, the evolution and adaptability of NewSpring’s value creation model and the unparalleled power of collaboration, drawing parallels from the Manhattan Project. […]

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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. […]

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