GERALD’S ARTICLES

Unlocking the Untapped Potential – The Quantifiable Benefits of Executives Sourcing Deals in Private Equity Lower Middle Market with Blackmore Partners Inc.

Written by: The PE Guru – Gerald Moran O’Dwyer, III – Blackmore Partners, Inc.   Introduction:  In the fast-paced world of private equity, executives constantly seek innovative ways to enhance their portfolio, credibility, and financial standing. One avenue that holds immense potential is sourcing deals in the lower middle market

Networking at PE conferences leads to opportunities for you.

Written By: Gerald O’Dywer, the PE Guru   Executives may attend private equity conferences with PE firms for several reasons,    Networking:  Conferences provide an opportunity for executives to meet and connect with other executives, as well as private equity professionals. This can help them build relationships that may lead to

How to Get a Meeting With a PE Firm?

Written By: Gerald O’Dywer, the PE Guru  There are several ways that industry executives can get an audience with private equity firms:   Networking:  One of the best ways to get an audience with a private equity firm is through networking. Attend industry conferences and events where private equity firms are

Can PE conferences give you a competitive edge? 

Written By: Gerald O’Dywer the PE Guru   Attending private equity conferences can also provide executives with the following advantages:   Gaining a competitive edge:  Attending conferences can give executives a competitive edge by keeping them informed about the latest industry trends, developments, and best practices. This can help them make

Unlocking Private Equity Success: A Comprehensive Guide for Executives 

Written By: Gerald O’Dywer the PE Guru   In the dynamic world of Private Equity (PE), executives need more than just experience—they need a tailored approach to navigate the complexities and seize opportunities. At our program, we provide a holistic set of services across Education, Free Experience, Networking, Tools, Legal,

Calling Owners: Urgent Action Required – Jumpstart Your Calls Now!

Written By: Gerald O’Dwyer the PE Guru      Before you begin making phone calls, it’s crucial to tailor each call to the specific industry or person you intend to contact. For instance, when reaching out to hospitals and school boards, keep in mind that these industries have different preferences.

Distinguishing Between Learning and Job Seeking: Are You Stuck in the Wage Slave Cycle?

Written By: Gerald O’Dwyer the PE Guru   The process of learning skills can be described as a multi-dimensional and dynamic journey that involves acquiring, practicing, refining, and eventually mastering new abilities. This process can vary in complexity and duration depending on the nature of the skill, the individual’s background,

How Executives Can Stand Out with Private Equity Firms

Written By: Gerald O’Dwyer the PE Guru    In today’s competitive corporate landscape, executives looking to shine in front of private equity (PE) firms need more than just a polished resume. The pathway to standing out and achieving remarkable results in the PE world involves strategic thinking, continuous learning, and

Case Study: Enhancing Company Value Through Succession Planning in a Milk Cooperative

Written by: Gerald O’Dwyer the PE Guru  Introduction  John, a 95-year-old owner of DairyBest Co., a $40 million milk cooperative, is contemplating selling his company to a private equity (PE) firm. With two children in their 60s actively involved in operations, ensuring continuity becomes crucial. To maximize the selling price,

Leveraging Private Equity Lower Middle Market to Source Deals with Blackmore Partners Inc.

Written By: Gerald O’Dwyer the PE Guru    Introduction   Private Equity (PE) has long been an attractive avenue for executives seeking to enhance their financial prowess and expand their professional horizons. The lower middle market, in particular, presents a wealth of untapped opportunities for savvy executives willing to source their

Case Study: The Proactive Path to PE CEO Success – Featuring BlackmoreConnects 

Written By: Gerald O’Dwyer the PE Guru     Introduction    The complex and dynamic world of private equity (PE) presents unique challenges, especially for those tasked with leading portfolio companies as CEOs. Recognizing the vital importance of grooming future-ready PE leaders, Blackmore Partners, Inc., together with five PE firms, established a

Bridging the Skills Gap: Building PE Expertise Among Executives

Written by: Gerald O’Dwyer the PE Guru    In today’s dynamic business environment, proficiency in private equity (PE) is a vital skill that can elevate executives to new heights. However, many executives contemplating venturing into the private equity sphere often hesitate to hone their PE skills. This reluctance is fueled

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