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March 5, 2020

PeopleShare co-founder Ryan Clark on acquisitions, lessons learned

By Adam Burroughs

When PeopleShare, through organic growth, hit a comfortable revenue number, CEO Ryan Clark began to wonder how big the staffing firm could get. That’s when acquisition, and a private equity recapitalization, became real and viable options.

January 9, 2020

Baker Tilly’s Fred Massanova on not getting derailed by deal pace

Faster deal pace has led to shorter diligence processes at a time when that process has become more demanding. Baker Tilly's Fred Massanova offers a some advice for staying on track when buying a business.

December 11, 2019

Jonathan Meltzer on leadership as a deal cornerstone

Here's some of what Jonathan Meltzer looks for in a buy-side opportunity to assure him he’s making the right investment.

November 26, 2019

Hildred Capital Partners’ Andrew Goldman on creating connections and culture’s effect on deal price

Hildred Capital Partners' Andrew Goldman says investors and operators bring different experiences and perspectives to a relationship. And when the two come together and share their experiences through a productive dialogue, everyone benefits.

November 14, 2019

Joseph D. Culley Jr. says post transaction, the clock is ticking on culture

Janney Montgomery Scott’s Joseph D. Culley Jr. says after a merger, companies need to quickly win on culture, otherwise your returns will suffer as people start to walk.

August 16, 2019

Buying a business? Better have a plan

Companies preparing themselves for their first acquisition might appreciate Don Caldwell’s advice: “The plan comes first.”

July 12, 2019

Analytics, Not Your Gut, Are Best Judge Of Management

To figure out who’s the right fit for post-acquisition management, Tim Kardish relies not on gut instinct, but contemporary tools designed to assess the skillset, expertise and adaptability of the leadership team.