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    From ‘Ground Floor’ to Managing Partner

    Holden Spaht of Thoma Bravo discusses how he built his career at a major private equity firm, software as a unique sector focus, the benefits (or not) of an engineering degree, and the prevalence of tennis talent at his firm.

    January 6, 2021
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    With Work Disrupted, What’s Ahead for Business Services?

    Cas Schneller of San Francisco private equity firm FFL discusses the importance of strategic HR, the game change in corporate training, the rise of collaboration tools at work and the changed culture of business travel.

    January 5, 2021
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    Consumer & Retail Through the COVID Crucible

    Michael Kumin of Great Hill Partners discusses consumer winners and losers in the pandemic, the importance of omnichannel in physical retail, closing deals in a pandemic, selling through Amazon, and the puppy-adoption adoption boom

    December 22, 2020
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    Gear Change for US Manufacturing

    Investors in and advisors to manufacturing companies discuss the current state of the market.

    December 20, 2020
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    Behind the Growth and Maturation of the PE Secondaries Market

    An interview with two private equity veterans who discuss the COVID era of secondaries, new solutions for GPs, GP-led continuation vehicles, and fund-level leverage strategies.

    November 30, 2020
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    State of Private Equity Deal Flow Amid COVID

    The co-head of Americas Private Equity at KKR, one of the largest private investors in the world, discusses how the firm helped its portfolio companies respond to the pandemic and go on the offensive to advance business operations. Pete Stavros also discusses what KKR learned from the prior recession and how deal flow in certain…

    November 24, 2020
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    KKR’s Equity Inclusion for the Workforce

    An interview with Pete Stavros, Co-Head of Americas Private Equity, who details an employee incentive program that reaches the full workforce of industrial portfolio company Ingersoll Rand. Describing the equity program as “part of the solution” to income inequality, Stavros discusses how it works and how employees are educated about what to many is the…

    November 24, 2020
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    Advent International Surveys a Booming Tech Scene

    Occupying a front-row seat to technology deal flow in the midst of these interesting times is Lauren Young, a partner at Advent International.

    November 24, 2020
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    Gear Change for US Manufacturing

    The Q4 Dealmaker Roundup podcast features experts from MiddleGround Capital and RSM. Topics include the COVID impact on manufacturing portfolio companies and deal flow, the impact that failure to adopt technology will have on smaller manufacturing companies, just-in-time vs. just-in-case, disrupted supply chains, and why some CEOs are more enthused about M&A activity than others….

    November 23, 2020
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    Scaling Enterprise Software Companies

    An interview with Holden Spaht, Managing Partner at Thoma Bravo. Spaht describes the state of play in the software private equity and M&A markets, the performance of software companies amid COVID-19, dealing with huge valuations, and convergence across industries.

    November 17, 2020
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    Women, Tech Networks and Entrepreneurialism

    Lauren Young, a managing director at major private equity firm Advent International, discusses her career path, the importance of networking and Advent’s charitable giving to front-line workers. Interviewed by RSM’s Kerensa Butler.

    November 3, 2020
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    Advent International Surveys a Booming Tech Scene

    Lauren Young, a partner at Advent International, describes the impact of COVID-19 on software deals, her views on rising valuations in tech, the impact of new technology on the healthcare business, and what it’s like to do deals in a stay-at-home environment. Interviewed by RSM’s Kerensa Butler.

    November 3, 2020
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