KARMA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS PODCAST
The Business Builders’ Podcast
John Huhn, Compass Group Equity Partners | Unlocking Success: The Power of Persistence in PE
A managing partner from Compass Group Equity Partners, John Huhn, joins the Karma School of Business Podcast to discuss:
1:04 - John's background and path to private equity
9:28 - The most important traits to look for when evaluating a potential investment
13:50 - What makes Compass unique and how they approach value creation
21:34 - Advice to successfully manage a rocky economic period
26:52 - Important aspects of the portco-PE firm relationship
31:30 - John's advice to his younger self
And much more.
To learn more about Compass Group, go to https://www.cgep.com/.
To learn more about BluWave, go to www.bluwave.net.
HR, Tech Take Center Stage in Q1: Private Equity Industry Update
We share top private equity insights from our Q1 2023 Insights Report where we evaluate proprietary data from over 500 leading private equity firms across thousands of projects. We compare year over year activity from the BluWave Activity Index to share how private equity is reacting to the current economic state. Join BluWave Founder and CEO, Sean Mooney, as he discusses:
1:07 - Comparing the economy in 2023 to 2008
2:52 - The breakdown between due diligence and value creation
6:25 - How private equity is being strategic in diligence during the unsteady economic environment
8:35 - What is fueling the increase in value creation activity
11:58 - The top three functional areas in the BluWave Activity Index
16:06 - How to get additional insights and trends
Click here to get the report: http://bit.ly/3obXJXu
Charlie Gifford, New Heritage, Getting to Yes Through Differentiation in Private Equity
Private equity insights from Charlie Gifford, a senior partner at New Heritage Partner, in this episode relate to how PE firms can differentiate themselves from the competitors to win more often. Charlie speaks to BluWave Founder and CEO, Sean Mooney, about the following topics:
1:45 Charlie's background
7:00 Why did he get into private equity
9:02 How private equity reacts to change
13:22 The evolution of the private IPO
15:29 How New Heritage stands out to portcos
20:55 The future of private equity
25:30 Charlie's advice to aspiring business builders
29:49 Learning how to be successful
36:10 Pro tips about wine
SVB Bank Crisis: What Will Happen Next and How Private Equity Will Reframe Crisis into Opportunity
The Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank collapses of March 2023 are top of mind for many investors and business leaders. In this episode, Sean Mooney explains what happened and how if affects the private equity industry. Additionally, Sean predicts how private equity will react to the crisis and gives advice on how to turn the situation into an opportunity for growth, rather than a setback.
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0:52 What happened on the weekend of March 18, 2023
2:28 What happens next
4:35 How the bank collapses impact private equity
6:40 Turning crisis into opportunity
8:03 PE's reaction to crisis (Ooda Loops)
13:06 How all companies can learn from PE firms during a crisis
Colonel John Boyd's Ooda Loop concept: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OODA_loop
Q3 Private Equity Industry Update
In this episode, host Sean Mooney shares an update on Q3 private equity industry activity from BluWave's proprietary data. Learn the top takeaways on due diligence trends and informed value creation focuses from over 500 top private equity firms in Q3.
Culture, mental health, fundraising, cash flows, and more | Devin Mathews, ParkerGale
Host Sean Mooney sits down with ParkerGale's Partner, Devin Mathews, to discuss the value of culture, the importance of mental health, the economy's impact on fundraising, tips to weather the economic storm, the benefits of being yourself, and more.
What LPs are Looking for and Trends Every GP Should Know | Brian Bank, Kirkland & Ellis
Host Sean Mooney sits down with Kirkland & Ellis' Strategy and Client Relations, Investment Funds, Brian Bank, to discuss what LPs are looking for, investment trends and, other trends every GP should know.
Good Values and Work Ethic Win | Doug McCormick, HCI Equity Partners
Host Sean Mooney sits down with HCI Equity Partners Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Doug McCormick, to discuss building world-class teams, how to scale your leadership along with your business and company culture, how HCI Equity Partners helps entrepreneurs realize their vision, and more.
At the end of the day, good values and work ethic win.
The BluWave Story
Host Sean Mooney tells the origin story of BluWave.
Growing up in a large, entrepreneurial family in Texas, Sean followed an unquestioned path that led him to study in D.C, to then investment banking in New York, to a nearly 20-year career in private equity. Learn why Sean decided to move to Nashville, Tennessee, to start building BluWave in 2016, how he managed the highest highs and lowest lows in the early days, and why it wasn’t a straight path to Rome.
What Is The Karma School of Business?
Host Sean Mooney shares what the Karma School of Business means and how he developed this philosophy over the years. He learned that if you make life simple, it becomes simpler.
Sean explains why and how this approach yields the highest percentage chance of long-term success in his experience.