GERALD’S ARTICLES

Maximizing Equity Value in Private Equity: Leveraging EBITDA Multiples for Enhanced Returns  

Written By: Gerald O’Dwyer the PE Guru     Introduction Private Equity (PE) owned companies present a unique opportunity for executives to significantly boost equity value by mastering the dynamics of Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (EBITDA) multiples. This strategic approach involves purchasing at a lower EBITDA multiple and

The Path to Private Equity Leadership: BlackmoreConnects and the Modern CEO

Written By: Gerald O’Dwyer the PE Guru In the challenging world of Private Equity (PE), preparation for a CEO role begins far in advance. A case in point is the BlackmoreConnects platform, created by Blackmore Partners, Inc, and five PE firms. It was designed as a nurturing ground for executives,

Case Study: Preparing for the Future Private Equity CEO Role

Written by: Gerald O’Dwyer the PE Guru   Introduction    The role of a CEO in a private equity (PE)-backed company is unique, posing challenges different from those in public or traditionally private companies. As deal costs surge due to high-interest rates and inflation, executives are faced with the necessity to

Why you should choose BlackmoreConnects 

Written By: Gerald O’Dwyer the PE Guru   Here are some of the reasons that PE firms are attending the BlackmoreConnects conferences: BlackmoreConnects seems to be an effective choice for private equity (PE) firms in their talent acquisition process, particularly due to their specialized approach and deep understanding of the

How to fund ACG, BlackmoreConnects and other Conferences

 Written By: Gerald O’Dwyer The PE Guru      Transitioning into a new field, especially one as competitive and specialized as private equity, requires a strategic approach to both up-skilling and networking. Here’s a plan for financing your endeavor, including potential IRS benefits and other programs:    Personal Savings: Before

Leading a PE-Owned Company and Pathways to Get There

Written By Gerald O’Dwyer The PE Guru      For an executive keen on leading a private equity-owned company, particularly in the lower middle market, it’s important to immerse themselves within the private equity industry. This means establishing connections with numerous PE firms, understanding how they value an executive’s credentials,

Decoding the Mathematics Behind Private Equity Outreach Strategies

Written By: Gerald O’Dwyer The PE Guru  Building a network with private equity (using Blackmore) (PE) firms as an executive can be a strategic career move. Given your experience and the information provided, here’s a detailed strategy to connect with PE firms and the rationale for the size of the

The Potential Upside of Private Equity CEO Roles

Written By Gerald O’Dwyer the PE Guru    Private equity CEO jobs have acquired significance in the changing corporate landscape as significant drivers of transformation and value creation. These executives negotiate the thorny pathways of investment, strategic decision-making, and operational development to help portfolio firms reach their full potential. In

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