How to Create Deal Sourcing Alpha

In an investing context, “alpha” is a term used to describe a strategy’s ability to beat the market.
May 14, 2019/by Mark Gartner

Don’t Stay Past Midnight – Reflections on Knowing When to Sell Your Business (Part 2)

If you tuned in last week, you know we’re amidst a blog series on how to know it’s the right time to sell your business.
May 10, 2019/by Mark Gartner

Don’t Stay Past Midnight – Reflections on Knowing When to Sell Your Business (Part 1)

As of today, we are currently amidst the second longest period of economic expansion in our nation’s history. 
May 2, 2019/by Mark Gartner

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
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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