Jul 11, 2024

As the private equity industry grapples with the lasting setbacks of limited deal flow and misalignment on purchase price multiples in 2023, Lancor’s differentiated value-add – leveraging top executive talent to sharpen an investment thesis – will be a key driver of success. Between 2010 and 2016, the average PE firm outperformed the S&P 500 […]

Jun 20, 2024

For those of us who have been in this industry for 20+ years, we grew up hearing that the Private Equity industry offered the most efficient path to professional success. Why? There was a formula that almost guaranteed beating the traditional stock market returns, and it could be applied again and again and again. In […]

May 23, 2024

As we continue to analyze last year’s key takeaways through the lens of private equity, this post will take a deeper dive into the fundraising quandary that plagued 2023. As discussed in part one of this four part series, the 2023 M&A market was down 60% from its peak two years earlier. The contraction of […]

May 13, 2024

2023 was a very difficult year in M&A. How did this happen, what did we learn and how does this inform us on the M&A environment in the second half of 2024? Part one of a four part series. In 2023, the private equity industry felt the ongoing impacts of several harmful trends that emerged […]

Feb 7, 2024

When is the right time for a company to enlist the expertise of a Chief Transformation Officer (CTrO)? The answer is EARLIER! Gaining operational focused insights before a close is at the forefront of strategic discussions for Private Equity (PE) firms and their portfolio companies as they grapple with the complexities of today’s unpredictable and […]

Jan 3, 2024

How can PE Firms drive outsized returns when there have never been more competitors chasing the same number of deals? Traditionally, private equity firms used the due diligence phase to explore insights, risk mitigation, and the identification of growth prospects and had several months to dig into a company while using the financials as the […]