Do you want to know how private equity firms evaluate and develop talent in their portfolio companies? Join the PEFunCast team and Brad Simmons from Applied Executive Insights to find out what matters for small company teams, how you find it, how you develop it and how you avoid the common traps in managing teams at growing companies.
What are the simple mental traps that PE investors fall into when making decisions about pursuing an investment. Think Daniel Kahneman meets Private Equity. Investment Banker David Sinyard recently wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on the subject of the Affect Heuristic in PE and we talk about his research, what he found and why it helps to know these when selling your business.
PEFunCast Guest Ryan Milligan discusses investment returns for middle market technology companies and investing in vertical software.
It's our Christmas Spectacular! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you out there in the podcast ether!
Jim talks with Jesper Kehlet about Microsoft's Dynamics AX ERP software. We cover the main features and some tips and suggestions for a successful implementation.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our listeners!
Jim and Devin discuss the due diligence process for private equity acquisitions.
Devin and Jim talk about the problems with the Healthcare.gov launch and the implication for middle market companies.
Jim and Devin discuss the differences between the roles of Chief Technology Officer and Vice-President of Engineering for middle market companies -- with a small detour into Agile development and hiring practices for technical staff.
Jim and Devin discuss the industry's latest buzzword trend "big data", and whether any middle market company really has a big data problem.