apex-text
close-icon
CONTACT
apex-insights-01.png

Do's and don'ts of working with a primary research firm

Partnering with a primary research firm, like Apex Leaders, to source quality advisors means you are well on your way to more thoroughly evaluating deals, sourcing new ones and solving problems portfolio companies face.

read more

Age of add-ons: 4 value-creation strategies for PE portfolio managers

Many people believe that emerging from due diligence with a fresh deal is the most exciting moment in the day-to-day experience of the private equity. While new acquisitions do get most of the media focus, they have stiff competition from the portfolio manager who discovers new add-on value creation strategies for a portfolio company. After...

read more

When PE portfolio managers need anonymity and answers

There are challenging steps and uncomfortable conversations that businesses — especially private equity portfolio managers and their executive teams — must have when making decisions to advance.

read more

Are you leveraging industry advisors to accelerate post-transaction value?

Private equity is a business of relationships. Building a network of advisors can help grow businesses while unlocking opportunities with outsized returns. Relationships are highly instrumental to a firm’s management strategy and growth after a deal has closed. The best path to post-transaction value are strategic relationships with advisors...

read more

Five Ways Private Equity Consulting Will Make Your Life Easier

Politicians and legislators have one thing in common that we often overlook because of their broad range of political viewpoints. Nearly all of them actively seek advice to make the best decision possible for their constituents. Why? Simple, they recognize that while they may be good leaders, they do not know everything. How could they? They...

read more

What Sellers Want in Private Equity Investors

In today’s market, buyers outnumber sellers as the volume of private equity investors and easier access to capital continues to balloon. Company valuations keep climbing as the pool of contenders pursuing buyouts increases.

read more

When Should PE Firms Outsource Research?

According to a 2017 study from Preqin, the growth of alternative assets is providing capital service providers with a staggering amount of new opportunities. As new markets appear, asset classes are evolving and fundraising activities and deal flow are increasing. This aggressive landscape is forcing fund managers to spend more time sourcing...

read more

Private Equity Firms Need to Consider Five Things When Choosing a Primary Research Partner

Get to yes or no faster in your investment decisions

Navigating a corporate purchase requires more than just charging ahead on instinct and numbers. Timing is critical. As more private equity firms enter the market, the need to make informed decisions more quickly has never been greater. A quality on-demand primary research partner will ensure...

read more

PE Portfolio Advancement Best Practices You Can’t Afford to Miss

Think about the last time you considered buying a new product featuring technology beyond your expertise for example, the Nest smart thermostat. It promises to deliver benefits like a lower electricity bill and energy conservation. But, you’re not an electrician, a tech expert, or an economist the product’s promises are tough for you to...

read more

Board Placement Best Practices: How to Build a Better PE-backed Board

Whether you’re hiring a permanent team member or recruiting a new board member, there’s one consistent truth — selecting the wrong person is painful and costly. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average cost of a bad hire equals 30 percent of their first-year salary.  With a board hire, a bad hire equals opportunity cost, a loss in...

read more
    

Subscribe to Apex Insights

We help private equity firms acquire expert insights to make confident investment decisions.

clients say:

Apex Leaders saved us from making a poor investment. We now use them on almost every transaction we get under LOI.
Brook Smith
Ancor Capital
Apex Leaders blew me away with both the speed and the thoroughness in which they completed our assignment.
Chip Burnham
VP Global Marketing, Flow International