Middle Market Talent Gap Impacts Private Equity

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Talent gap impacts private equity

Middle Market Talent Gap Impacts Private Equity New research from the National Center for the Middle Market on the talent gap within the middle market paints a gloomy picture for growth. The research indicates that for a variety of reasons, middle market firms (defined as those firms with annual revenue between $10 million and $1 billion) are challenged… Read more »

Potentious M&A Leadership Strengths Diagnostic

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M&A Leadership Strengths Diagnostic

M&A Leadership Strengths Diagnostic Potentious believes that for you to understand and leverage the M&A leadership insights we provide, you need a means to self-assess yourself to determine where you have strengths and gaps. This is why we want to provide you this short 10 question M&A Leadership Strengths Diagnostic. This diagnostic will provide you… Read more »

CFO’s Top Deal Risk Factors and Underlying Leadership Factor

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Deal risk factors

Finance executives shared their perspective recently in a joint research survey between the Financial Executives Research Foundation and Crowe Horwath LLP titled “Navigating the Risks of the Contemporary M&A Market.” In the survey research, financial executives shared their top 15 M&A deal risk factors. You can see the full list below. As you look at… Read more »

Why Leadership Matters: The Nest-Dropcam M&A Failure

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Why leadership matters

Alphabet Has a Problem Alphabet’s acquisition of Nest is faltering as evidenced by Nests’ own purchase of Dropcam. The story behind both of these deals points to why leadership matters in successful M&As, and how quickly “bad” ones can destroy shareholder value. Alphabet–Google Acquires Nest Alphabet (then known as Google) closed on the Nest deal on Feb. 7,… Read more »