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Sourcing investment opportunities can be a difficult task, especially in a world awash in capital and competition. Deal sourcing and deal origination are necessary skills for private equity (PE) firms that want to close more deals and differentiate themselves. The PE sourcing process is very...

For prospective buyers, price is frequently a first and foremost concern. While a low price may signal a great deal, it can also be a sign of a business that is already in decline and thereby not a strong, long-term investment opportunity. Unfortunately, in today’s...

I dislike the safe, generalized answer to complex questions: “it depends.” While it is frequently overused, the annoyance typically comes when a poor explanation is provided for the potential deviation. When it comes to requisite equity in a leveraged buyout transaction, the pendulum can swing...

Seller's remorse at some point in the business sale process is extremely common. Because many business owners often spend their lives building up their companies, but sell them only once, anxiety abounds as a transaction close nears. Virtually no entrepreneurs will know emphatically that they...

Take a look at the historical data associated with private equity investing and you can see why investors consider it to be a worthwhile venture. When compared to other investment types (Nasdaq and the S&P 500) over a decade+ investment horizon, private equity historically outperforms...