The Case for Outliers

C-suite turnover is epidemic in lower middle market private equity (LMM) portfolio companies, a reality that, not surprisingly, can seriously damage or even derail the value creation process. The challenge - and its solution - is tied to the unique nature of these ventures and their corresponding need for CEOs and CFOs with the skillset and background to identify and manage the outliers - portfolio investments that stand out because of their particularly strong - or poor - performance. In [...]

By |2020-05-23T17:37:53+00:00June 30th, 2018|CFO as a service, Outliers, Private Equity|

How to Solve CEO Turnover in PE Companies

[This post originally appeared in Mainsheet Operating Partners blog, found here.] A majority of the CEOs tasked with transforming PE portfolio companies into lucrative exits are instead being replaced within the first two years of the investment, thereby putting both the reality of those plans and their timetables in real jeopardy. Meaning that solving CEO turnover in PE companies is critical to industry success. That is the consensus of a recent PE industry survey, which also suggests that much of [...]

By |2020-05-23T17:39:05+00:00June 14th, 2018|Operating Partner|