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The Messy Marketplace

Mar 19, 2020

Permanent Equity Managing Directors Emily Holdman and Mark Brooks discuss an operator's framework -- fat, muscle, and bone -- for thinking through cost cutting. Published during the Covid-19 pandemic, the discussion takes into account rapidly changing economic circumstances for small businesses.


Sep 23, 2019

We wrote The Messy Marketplace to make sure you, the seller, are prepared and equipped for the opportunities and challenges of selling your business.  In this discussion, Brent Beshore and Emily Holdman briefly summarize the resources contained in the book and invite you to connect with adventur.es to continue the...


Sep 23, 2019

Congratulations, you've sold your business!  The day after you close, you'll be waking up in a brand new world.  This episode covers what you can expect - how to communicate your transaction, what it feels like to have "a boss," and even how to deal with seller's remorse. Discussion with Brent Beshore and Emily Holdman...


Sep 23, 2019

There's a joke in private equity that each deal is won and lost at least three times during due diligence.  In fact, in the part of the market we cover, the ratio of companies that close after Letter of Intent is reported to be less than 25%!  Why is this part of the process so fraught and difficult?  In this episode we...


Sep 23, 2019

You've generated some interest in your business from prospective buyers.  What will their next steps be?  In this episode, we walk through the typical process a buyer will follow between the initial expression of interest and the draft of an official Letter of Intent.  Discussion with Brent Beshore and Emily...