October 2021 Roundup: BluWave Client Insights
November 3, 2021
By: Kyle Johnson
BluWave works with over 500 PE funds from around the globe, connecting them with pre-vetted, best-in-class, third-party service providers across a variety of resource and functional areas. From information technology and manufacturing to healthcare, consumer goods, and beyond, our clients are expert business builders. In other words, they have their heads in the game and their hands on the pulse of news you can use.
Check out the latest, curated collection of reports, insights, and musings from a handful of our PE fund clients. This month’s musings cover everything from deal sourcing to ESG, and all things human capital.
Dyana Baurley, Vice President, and Christen Paras, Managing Director, of Middleground Capital were interviewed this month for PEI Buyout’s Deal Sourcing in the Mid-Market issue. In the interview, Dyana and Christine share Middleground’s unique approach to deal sourcing, how they integrate technology into the deal sourcing process, how ESG plays a role, the importance of branding in the process, and more.
On this episode of the Private Equity Funcast, Jimmy Holloran and Paul Stansik share lessons they’ve learned from working inside the portfolio over the past 2 years. They cover their learnings and tips on how to get the most out of your next team offsite, commonalities in great management training, how to make hiring and performance management more human, and how to foster cultures that last.
Last month in our roundup, we shared KKR’s ESG report, to share with you their thoughts on the importance of ESG and we have seen the importance and relevance of ESG continue to grow as our Q3 PE Insights report showed ESG diligence crack into the top 10 of diligence activity for the first time ever. This KKR blog shares the impact private equity can have when focused on ESG, as it shares the story of a small family-owned business KKR backed and how they are tackling the problem of sustainability in the e-commerce industry.
As companies continue to battle The Great Resignation, the attraction and retention of human capital have remained a top priority across funds and portcos, leading to many companies changing their employee benefit plans. In this interview with Lovell Minnick Partner Brad Armstrong, he shares his observations on how “changes in employee benefits are impacting investment and M&A activity”.
You can find last month’s roundup here.