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September 9, 2021

Financial Materiality Of ESG

The 2021 Philadelphia Smart Business Dealmakers Conference opens with a discussion of ESG issues and how they might play out in the M&A market....

By Adam Burroughs

March 31, 2021

Tami Longaberger on being on the other side of the investing table

Tami Longaberger talks about her time as an operator informs her approach as an investor, what she’s seeing in the secure data ecosystem space, and the future of the Longaberger Co. brand....

By Adam Burroughs

March 12, 2021

Jeff Dudan’s questions before investment

Jeff Dudan on what he looks for in investment opportunities....

By Adam Burroughs

March 5, 2021

For Bill Lee, approachability is key when investing

Bill Lee, serial entrepreneur and investor, on what he’s learned over his years of buying, selling and investing....

By Adam Burroughs

March 5, 2021

Stuart Sorkin on why disruption is overrated

Former Affy Tapple CEO Stuart Sorkin talks investment approach and deal criteria, and why disruptors are overrated....

By Adam Burroughs

February 26, 2021

Serial entrepreneur Steve McHale offers insight into his investment process

Steve McHale talks about how he identifies investment targets and what trends he’s chasing with his investment dollars....

By Adam Burroughs

February 5, 2021

Pam Springer warns against “generals” when investing

Serial entrepreneur and investor Pam Springer on how to be an effective investor....

By Adam Burroughs

August 7, 2020

Shifting capital: How Catherine Mott and BlueTree Capital have responded to the pandemic

For BlueTree Capital, the pandemic has put the firm's focus on protecting its portfolio companies. While that's its primary focus, it's not its singular focus....

By Adam Burroughs

May 19, 2020

UBS Market Head Ted Durkin on capital flow, investments, vs. coronavirus

Ted Durkin, managing director and Pennsylvania market head for UBS talks about how the flow of capital has been affected by the pandemic, as well as some of the ways that investors have tried to preserve their portfolios....

By Adam Burroughs

February 27, 2020

Michael Redd: Applying lessons from the NBA to the venture world

Michael Redd is often more concerned about the leaders than the product; if the product isn’t right, the company can pivot. The angel investor and venture partner shares what he's learned about investing and how his experience as a professional athlete in the NBA frames it....

By Jayne Gest

December 17, 2019

BPOC’s Troy Phillips: Wise Dealmakers Have A Plan Before Investing In Health Care

You don’t have to invest in every opportunity you see, says Beecken Petty O’Keefe’s Troy Phillips. Take time to find the right deal....

By Mark Scott

December 10, 2019

Buddy Flerl: Whether investing overseas or in the PE secondary market, people are the key

Buddy Flerl acts as an investor and limited partner in institutional funds in the secondary market, providing liquidity to PE firms. He also has experience investing overseas. In both scenarios, he says, it comes down to people....

By Jayne Gest

December 4, 2019

Stonehenge’s Andrew Bohutinsky: The value of operators with skin in the game

When Stonehenge Partners invests in a business, it’s looking for operators who have skin in the game. This means, as a fund, it often finds the most opportunity through minority recapitalizations, says Managing Partner Andrew Bohutinsky....

By Jayne Gest

November 7, 2019

1315 Capital’s Adele Oliva talks big (and little) picture on the state of health care M&A

Finding investment success isn’t necessarily about being granularly focused on a super-niche sector or subsector. In fact, for Adele Oliva and 1315 Capital, success can be a product of being able to see the bigger picture....

By Adam Burroughs

May 9, 2019

Charles Huebner Digs Deep To Make Investments Deals Work For Clients

The founder of Pointe Capital Management talks about the forces that drove the launch of his investment management firm and the value of being a dealmaking sleuth....

By Mark Scott

April 13, 2018

Umberto P. Fedeli

Umberto Fedeli is a prolific investor who has bought stock in hundreds, if not thousands of businesses, banks and other organizations over the years. We talk with him about his approach to dealmaking and investing, his read on the M&A sector today and the value of being really good at something....

By Mark Scott

January 19, 2018

Next Sparc's Len Pagon Jr.

Next Sparc CEO Len Pagon Jr. shares how he’s learned to be discerning and the importance of Warren Buffett’s rules for investing....

By Mark Scott