1511, 2021

Do you really need a full time CFO?

November 15th, 2021|

Do you really need a full time CFO? Many companies don't. But that doesn't mean they don't require expert CFO level knowledge during critical stages of growth or to help with strategic planning. Here's a great article from Fast Company that explores how interim and fractional executives can be game changing. Outliers’ “CFO as a Service” suite of services [...]

509, 2020

A New Formula for Creating PE Deal Value, Stability – Mainsheet OP

September 5th, 2020|

The formula for creating PE deal value is supposed to be fairly simple. But today the exits are coming from the CEOs, which is creating big problems. Our three-legged stool model was designed to avoid these challenges, drive value, and generate attractive exits for owners. Source: A New Formula for Creating PE Deal Value, Stability - Mainsheet OP

1004, 2019

What does pizza have to do with accounting?

April 10th, 2019|

With the first quarter complete, most companies with a calendar year end have wrapped up their annual financial audits or are in the process of doing so. For all those accounting teams out there – congratulations! As accountants, our very own version of March Madness is over and we can settle back into being just “very busy” versus “completely underwater”. [...]

1010, 2018

A New Formula for PE Deal Success – The Fractional CFO

October 10th, 2018|

While an Operating Partner (OP) – usually with the credentials of a highly experienced CEO – is critically important to helping lower middle market private equity deal teams build value, the importance of an equally talented and proven interim CFO - otherwise known as the fractional CFO - cannot be overstated. With an experienced OP and CFO onboard, a deal [...]

3006, 2018

The Case for Outliers

June 30th, 2018|

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 [...]

1406, 2018

How to Solve CEO Turnover in PE Companies

June 14th, 2018|

[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 [...]

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