What is the root cause of longer holding periods for portfolio companies in private equity funds? According to Axial Forum and Quadrillion Partner’s George Stelling, the life span of funds is increasing, yet, LPs are seeing more value in longer life funds.
What can middle market business owners learn from John Baskin and FAO Schwartz? Several important lessons about what we call ‘business definition’ where product lines, offerings or businesses are analyzed based on the sharing of customers and costs.
A few years ago, private companies worth more than $1 billion were rare enough that venture capitalists called them “unicorns.” Today, CB Insights says there are 107 firms that fit the venture capital definition of a unicorn. It’s funny how definitions change with time, as do perspectives on what constitutes uniqueness.
What we’ve learned about partnership from English rock band The Who. Longevity in relationships matter greatly — in business and in life. So what factors contribute to longevity? It’s a difficult question to answer and one that has vexed psychologists for hundreds of years.