The Operating Cycle- Understanding How Much Cash You Need to Grow

The Operating Cycle- Understanding How Much Cash You Need to Grow Growing a business is challenging. If you’re going to grow your business without facing working capital deficits or gaps, you need to understand exactly how much capital you require. Otherwise, you’ll end up spending your time dealing with cash flow issues instead of working on your business. Understanding the …

Actively managing a business disposition

ACTIVELY MANAGING A BUSINESS DISPOSITION Preparing for a sale. This is the third article in a three-part series on what CEOs and leaders must consider in the various stages of a business transition. The first article looked at pre-acquisition considerations, and the second delved into the realities of post-acquisition and the adjustments required under new ownership. Today we look at …

The Successful CEO’s Eight Days of Christmas

The Successful CEO’s Eight Days of Christmas Christmas is, without question, the best time of year in our household. Family and friends gather, and I usually get some downtime. Over the years I’ve developed a regime of assessment, renewal, and recharging that I thought I’d share with other business leaders like you. During this slower season, it might be nice …

Actively managing the post-acquisition

ACTIVELY MANAGING THE POST-ACQUISITION PROCESS Lessons in change, education, and transition. In the pre-acquistion article of this three-part series on active managementI discussed the interaction between a general partner and the senior leadership of a company being acquired by a private equity firm. I outlined the top five areas on which GPs can take the lead to build trust and …

Actively managing the pre-acquisition process

ACTIVELY MANAGING THE PRE-ACQUISITION PROCESS Private equity investment in Canada continues to expand, with increasing numbers of investors looking to realize above-average returns. But the pre-acquisition stage can be extremely challenging, especially for general partners who will be actively involved in growing the company to achieve the expected returns. As a CEO who grows and oversees businesses for a PE …