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May 7, 2019

MCM's Mark Mansour: Stick To What You Know To Come Out Ahead

Mark Mansour was young, hungry and eager to establish his dealmaking credentials. Mal Mixon was an established entrepreneur who had already built a billion-dollar business at Invacare, but was always...

By Mark Scott

May 2, 2019

SunBridge sells off its Kyriba Japan Co. holdings

Beachwood venture capital firm SunBridge Partners is selling its holdings in Kyriba Japan Co., Ltd., the Japan Joint Venture between Kyriba Corporation and SunBridge, as part of Bridgepoint’s recent investment in Kyriba....

By Adam Burroughs

April 19, 2019

Foundation’s David Wood: Understanding Seller’s Needs Drives Better Deals

Foundation Investment Partners' David Wood talks about making smart acquisitions and the discerning approach he takes to dealmaking....

By Mark Scott

April 17, 2019

Leon Rubinov on Incline Equity’s M&A strategy and value creation

Leon Rubinov doesn’t like to play favorites with Incline Equity Partners investments. “All our kids are cute,” the senior partner says. “We don’t love one any more than the other. They’re all special."...

By Jayne Gest

April 5, 2019

Huron Capital’s Brian Demkowicz: Dealmaking is back in Detroit

The PE firm's co-founder explores the method that fuels his dealmaking productivity and the role Midwestern values play in the firm’s success....

By Mark Scott

March 5, 2019

Are you a futurist?

Riverside Co-CEO Stewart Kohl explains why it’s imperative for CEOs to be futurists if they want to ensure the success of their businesses....

By Stewart Kohl

March 1, 2019

Forward-thinking investors are monetizing the movement of people, products

As self-driving cars become a force on American roadways, Blue Victor Capital's Sherwin Prior is already looking ahead at new ways to leverage autonomous vehicle technology....

By Mark Scott

February 18, 2019

Riverside invests in 300-year-old rum producer

The PE firm has made a significant investment in E&A Scheer, the largest global blender and vendor of premium rum in bulk....

By Adam Burroughs

January 22, 2019

Lazear Capital’s Ted Lape on transparency, creativity and the rise of ESOPs

Ted Lape talks about transparency in dealmaking, when ESOPs make sense and his most memorable deals....

By Jayne Gest

January 17, 2019

Provariant’s Murad Beg

Provariant's Murad Beg talks about how he stays objective to make the right deals for his clients....

By Mark Scott

November 8, 2018

Blue Point Capital's Jim Marra

BluePoint's Jim Marra about the challenge of competing in today’s private equity market and the best strategy to minimize risk with your investments....

By Mark Scott

August 31, 2018

Riverside closes $1.2B Micro-Cap fund

The firm’s latest buyout fund closed at its hard cap of $1.2 billion in capital commitments in less than four months....

By Adam Burroughs

August 31, 2018

Signet's Tony Manna: Why I'm always ready for a deal

Tony Manna talks about his readiness to examine deals and some great advice he got in his youth from Worthington Industries founder John McConnell....

By Mark Scott

August 31, 2018

Beth Haas

Cyprium Partners' Beth Haas shares her thoughts on how to find the right vehicle to obtain the necessary capital for your business and how to work through any anxiety you may have over working with an outside firm....

By Mark Scott

August 24, 2018

Ron Weinberg

Ron Weinberg talks about the origins of today’s active private equity market and his hands-on approach to creating opportunities that lead to profitable deals....

By Mark Scott

August 3, 2018

Evolution Capital Partners’ Jeffrey Kadlic

Jeffrey Kadlic about what could be done to open up private equity investment to more people, the common pain points he sees in the M&A process and one of his most memorable deals....

By Mark Scott

July 27, 2018

Stewart Kohl

The co-CEO of The Riverside Co. talks about how he got his start and mentors who guided him early in his career....

By Mark Scott

July 19, 2018

Citymark Capital’s Daniel Walsh

Dan Walsh talks about his approach to crafting a deal, lessons learned about minimizing mistakes and what Cleveland needs to do to generate more liquidity....

By Mark Scott

June 22, 2018

Cyprium Partners’ John Sinnenberg

John Sinnenberg talks about his evolution as a dealmaker and the lessons he’s learned from deals good and bad....

By Brooke Bilyj

June 1, 2018

Anthony Manna

Anthony Manna talks about his approach to dealmaking and the team he’s built to vet and often take the lead on potential opportunities....

By Mark Scott

May 11, 2018

J.W. Sean Dorsey

Master dealmaker Sean Dorsey discusses how the dealmaking business has shifted through the decades and the insights he’s learned along the way....

By Brooke Bilyj

January 19, 2018

Resilience Capital’s Bassem Mansour

Resilience Capital Partners' co-CEO Bassem Mansour talks about the shifting entrepreneurial mindset, the value of an unbiased professional opinion and the state of today’s capital market....

By Mark Scott

December 8, 2017

Evolution sells firm to Align

Cleveland-based Evolution Capital Partners sold Indianapolis-based Lewellyn Technology LLC to fellow Clevelanders Align Capital Partners. Terms were not disclosed. Lewellyn, which provides electrical...

By Adam Burroughs

November 22, 2017

Mutual Capital Partners’ Wayne Wallace

What sellers need to know to get top dollar for their companies when they go on the market....

By Mark Scott

November 3, 2017

Riverside Co.'s Stewart Kohl

Stewart Kohl leads a global private equity firm with more than $6 billion in assets under management and nearly 500 acquisitions under its belt. None of that would have been possible if Kohl had not taken the time to prepare for each negotiation....

By Mark Scott