The Value of Time has Increased…So, What Now?

For a while now, I’ve had this feeling that the value of time has been increasing. At first, I just sensed a hastening in the pace of business. 
March 11, 2019/by Mark Gartner
Mark Gartner, Principal & Head of Investment Development

Private Equity Trends & Predictions for 2019

“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.
January 8, 2019/by Mark Gartner

What to Expect When You’re Expecting…To Sell Your Business

Yes, you read the title of this piece correctly. I’ve analogized the process of selling a business to childbirth...
November 30, 2018/by Mark Gartner

How to Make an M&A Conference Worth Your Time

“An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a very narrow field.” (Niels Bohr)
September 12, 2018/by Mark Gartner

Eight Powerful Quotes For Business and Life

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.
August 8, 2018/by Mark Gartner

From Bridesmaid to Bride Part II: Post-Pitch Tactics to Win a Sell-Side Mandate from a PE Fund

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.
July 12, 2018/by Mark Gartner

Why is it Called Private Equity Anyway?

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.
June 7, 2018/by Mark Gartner

Reasons an Independent Sponsor Should Partner with a Private Equity Fund

There once was a need for a fund, to get a good deal or two done, but the fundless became independent, and closed deals until they ascended, respected they are now bar none.
April 18, 2018/by Mark Gartner