2018 was a strong year for ClearLight. We were fortunate to welcome several new executives to our management teams and to have two new platform investments as well as two exits. The first announced platform investment was Paul Fredrick, a designer and direct-to-consumer retailer of men’s apparel and related accessories. Paul Fredrick is led by […]
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“Prediction is difficult – particularly when it involves the future.” (Mark Twain). I know all of the reasons I shouldn’t make predictions about the private equity industry or any other industry for that matter.
NEWPORT BEACH, CA December 18, 2018 – Private equity firm ClearLight Partners announced today that it has sold Pure Water Technology-PHSI (PHSI) to Quench USA, Inc. (Quench), an operating segment of AquaVenture Holdings Limited (NYSE: WAAS).
Yes, you read the title of this piece correctly. I’ve analogized the process of selling a business to childbirth…
“An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a very narrow field.” (Niels Bohr)
In 2006, I started a Word document to capture lessons learned from various mistakes and accomplishments I had experienced in the earlier years of my career. I did this to help me do less of what didn’t work and more of what did. Over time, this document took on a life of its own and slowly evolved into a place to store quotes that resonated with me personally and professionally. Now that I’m over a decade into the process of trying to download the wisdom of some of the world’s greatest thinkers and business minds, I thought I would share some of my favorite quotes and reactions to them.
NEWPORT BEACH, CA August 1, 2018 – Private equity firm ClearLight Partners announced today that it has sold Taymax Group Holdings, LLC (Taymax) to Trilantic North America for an undisclosed amount. Headquartered in Salem, New Hampshire, Taymax is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisees in the Planet Fitness system. Taymax owns and operates more than […]
It’s a seller’s market and has been for a while now, which means a lot of pitching activity. So, I thought I’d expand on a prior blog post with some thoughts about post-pitch behaviors and tactics to best position your firm to win the mandate.
Words that we encounter frequently have a way of engraining themselves in our mind, often attached to a visceral feeling more so than an academic understanding of what they really mean.
Buying or selling a business can be the most exciting and terrifying time for a business owner. Whether you’re starting, growing or exiting a company, it’s important to have the right team to support you at each stage of your business life.