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 […]

Aug 12, 2023

In private equity, transformation is the key to differentiated alpha, and essential to generating top quartile returns. But how do you actually create that transformation to drive growth? The Private Equity Value Creation Podcast with Nick Creasey and Scott Estill answers this crucial question by talking to those who have done it successfully.

Aug 6, 2023

In order to execute digital transformations, both Private Equity (“PE”) firms and their portfolio companies need to have the right people at the helm. Half the battle is having talent who understand how to properly leverage and utilize this new AI innovation to create actual value creation.

Jun 28, 2023

For those who are actively looking for new roles in this climate, my advice is to adopt a proactive – not reactive – approach. Here’s what that means:

May 4, 2023

What do we deliver to our clients at Lancor that no other firm does?  Why do our clients come back to us again and again?

Apr 1, 2023

But how do you actually drive consistent and continual transformation? The Private Equity Value Creation Podcast answers this crucial question by talking to those that have been successful with this.

Jan 10, 2023

“Don’t call us, we’ll call you.” While most Executive Recruiters don’t advertise this mantra, this is unfortunately industry standard when it comes to candidates. Why wouldn’t executive recruiters want to hear from top decile candidates? It is simple. Their clients are the companies they are recruiting for – not the candidates themselves. Their job is not […]

Jan 4, 2023

How will inflation affect hiring in 2023? Will job growth in 2023 continue or plummet? An executive recruiter shares the hiring forecast for 2023.

Sep 22, 2022

5 differentiators executive recruiters are looking for when they place candidates–they aren’t what you would expect!

Sep 1, 2022

With over 4000 Private Equity Backed companies out there–all in need of a strong CEO– C-Suite candidates are now in the driver’s seat choosing between corporations and PE Firms.

Jul 12, 2022

Is my job safe during a recession? Will businesses continue to hire if the markets crash? Is this a good or bad time to switch jobs?   At Lancor, we are consistently asked by both the P.E. firms that we work with, and the executives we place, about where we see things headed. Currently, most […]

Jun 22, 2022

It pays to be a CFO right now.  From 2020 to 2021, Chief Financial Officer compensation rose 9%. For a company and its owners, CFO hiring has never been more critical. Chief Financial Officers are needed to steer companies through these volatile economic times including continued pandemic uncertainty, a wild stock market, a likely upcoming recession, […]

Apr 26, 2022

In the P.E. world, where tremendous investment is being put into new ideas and businesses across sectors, understanding the state of the country, the future of tech and artificial intelligence, plus the shift in politics, economics and mindset, will be beneficial to any investor.

Mar 3, 2022

What exactly makes someone a great leader in business? If you are ready to move up in your career or aiming for the C-Suite, here are 5 pieces of advice: 

Feb 1, 2022

What can companies do to retain top talent? What are the best moves for firms to avoid the expense and stress of having to repeatedly hire for the same position? Here are 5 ways firms can retain their top employees.

Dec 1, 2021

I frequently hear from executives who want to land a Board seat, but they aren’t sure how. That’s where Lancor comes in. One of our core capabilities is matching potential Board members with PE-backed businesses both before and right after a PE firm acquires an asset.  There is a reason Board seats are such coveted […]

Oct 15, 2021

The corporate raiders of the 1980s and 1990s had a ruthless reputation for acquiring companies and dismantling them. The play was to restructure by selling off parts of the business and abandoning the rest. The quick win mentality resulted in many lost jobs and only one winner. When we take on new clients at Lancor, […]

Sep 21, 2021

Lancor has found an innovative way to ensure that our clients’ investments & acquisitions are successful

Jul 13, 2021

A question I get asked often is “How do I stand out in the private equity applicant pool?” My answer is simple, “Prove you think like an owner and come in with a specific angle on a deal.” It isn’t a traditional route for private equity placement, but it works.  As we slowly emerge out […]

Jun 2, 2021

5 Reasons to Join a Private Equity Board At Lancor, we frequently help private equity firms fill Board seats with a diverse and innovative group of executives. With the rise of private equity backed businesses, there are even more opportunities for executives to join Boards and deepen their professional experiences. Surprisingly, many executives aren’t aware […]

May 4, 2021

Fintech is the buzzword of the moment thanks to the innovative crossover industry’s outsized success and pioneering products. Thanks to a recent succession of billion dollar valuations, it looks like venture capital investments into financial technology start-ups will only increase. Last year they invested $44.4 billion into the fintech sector. Robinhood’s upcoming IPO will definitely […]

Apr 29, 2021

With so many working from home, will employees want to come back to the office? What the future of work will look like in 2021.

Apr 2, 2021

At Lancor, we understand an individual’s power to drive change and add long-term value to a firm. Our focus is on partnering with exceptional people who will positively impact the firms they work for. One of our recent placements at Apollo Global Management is Aaron Miller. A partner, Miller is the head of the firm’s private equity […]

Mar 30, 2021

At Lancor, we believe in taking advantage of opportunities to think beyond the business we do and give back in a broader way. That’s why we are proud to announce a brand new Lancor initiative, The Private Equity Pledge.  We know firsthand that private equity-backed businesses create jobs and fuel growth in their communities. Private Equity portfolio companies are driving […]