GERALD’S ARTICLES

The Dynamic Landscape of Private Equity Leadership: Navigating High Turnover and Fostering Executive Success

Written by:  The PE Guru – Gerald Moran O’Dwyer, III – Blackmore Partners, Inc.   Introduction:  Private equity (PE) firms are renowned for their high-octane, results-driven environment, where C-suite executives play a pivotal role in driving financial success and generating robust returns on investments. However, this challenging landscape also witnesses

WHY HAVE A DEAL THESIS

Written by:  The PE Guru – Gerald Moran O’Dwyer, III – Blackmore Partners, Inc.     A general deal thesis for a specific industry or niche is incredibly useful for executives as it allows them to demonstrate strategic thinking, foresight, and understanding of the specific market nuances. It can help

PE Portfolio Turnover and how you can profit

 Written by:  The PE Guru – Gerald Moran O’Dwyer, III – Blackmore Partners, Inc.     High turnover in the C-suite of private equity (PE) firms can be attributed to several factors, and attending conferences can play a role in mitigating the risk of being fired. Here are some reasons for

Reasons to Attend PE Conferences!

 Written by:  The PE Guru – Gerald Moran O’Dwyer, III – Blackmore Partners, Inc.    Access to industry experts: Many conferences feature keynote speakers and panelists who are experts in the private equity industry. Attending these sessions can provide executives with valuable insights and advice from industry leaders.     Exposure

Navigating the Choppy Waters of Private Equity: Strategies for C-Suite Executives

Written by:  The PE Guru – Gerald Moran O’Dwyer, III – Blackmore Partners, Inc.    Introduction The world of private equity (PE) is a fast-paced and challenging environment, where C-suite executives are constantly under the spotlight. The pressure to deliver consistent financial performance, coupled with short investment horizons, can lead

What are the costs of attending PE conferences?

 Written by:  The PE Guru – Gerald Moran O’Dwyer, III – Blackmore Partners, Inc.  Some conferences may charge a registration fee for attendees, which can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. This fee may include access to conference sessions and networking events, as well as materials

There are several characteristics that are considered to be beneficial for a CEO to run a private equity-owned company in the lower middle market.

Written by:  The PE Guru – Gerald Moran O’Dwyer, III – Blackmore Partners, Inc.  Some of the most important include:   Strong leadership skills: A CEO should have the ability to inspire and lead a team and to effectively communicate the company’s vision and strategy to all stakeholders.  Operational expertise: A

A New Horizon: How Executives Can Align With the Unique Needs of Private Equity. 

Written by:  The PE Guru – Gerald Moran O’Dwyer, III – Blackmore Partners, Inc. ‘   In today’s dynamic business landscape, the private equity (PE) sector is constantly on the lookout for opportunities that yield significant returns. To maximize these returns, PE firms need top-notch executives, yet the search is

The Comprehensive Executive’s Guide to Lower Middle Market Company Acquisition.

Written by:  The PE Guru – Gerald Moran O’Dwyer, III – Blackmore Partners, Inc.   For ambitious executives, the opportunity to acquire lower middle market companies can offer significant growth potential. Defined by annual revenues between $20 million and $100 million, these businesses are often overlooked gems that, when effectively

Preparing for add-ons now not later are critical for returns.

Written by:  The PE Guru – Gerald Moran O’Dwyer, III – Blackmore Partners, Inc.     Private equity firms are facing challenges in financing their add-on acquisitions due to concerns about increasing debt and its impact on existing investments. In the past, when interest rates were low and lending standards

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