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The First Bite
48 minutes | a month ago
Perspectives on a CEO Succession
An entrepreneurial CEO was ready to transition to the next phase of his career but wanted to maintain a board-level role and position his family business for significant growth. A talented executive was seeking an opportunity to leverage his multinational experience and lead a middle market business. Hear first-hand perspectives and advice from both the current and former CEO of Avidity Science on what it takes to accomplish a successful CEO succession and rapidly grow a family business.
40 minutes | a month ago
Lessons from an Experienced Operator
Trey Smart shares his perspectives on the lessons learned over a three-decade career working with multiple private-equity backed businesses. Trey’s experiences range from executing turnarounds to massively scaling a family business. In this episode, Trey provides perspectives from his entrepreneurial career on the right questions to ask a prospective private equity partner, common challenges faced by family businesses, and the areas where private equity does and does not add value.
37 minutes | 2 months ago
Bringing on a Non-Control Investment Partner
The unique story of one family that sought out a private equity partner to increase their ownership stake in a business and pursue growth initiatives. Learn how a non-control investment from private equity helped the DeSoto family accomplish their goals and ultimately own their business outright. Hear perspectives from an owner-operator on what it is like to partner with a private equity firm, his advice for others in selecting a partner, and his reflections on the drivers of step-change growth in his business.
2 minutes | 2 months ago
Welcome to The First Bite
Have you ever wondered what it is like to partner with a private equity firm? The First Bite will take you through the real experiences of entrepreneurs and family business owners who have partnered with private equity. Tune in to hear it all… the challenges, misconceptions, triumphs, and advice from entrepreneurs who have taken their first bite! This series is presented by ShoreView Industries, a middle-market private equity firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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