Oct 2, 2020

When the entire world went into lockdown in early 2020, M&A processes and PE-backed businesses temporarily froze as they scrambled to assess the landscape ahead.  While many insiders expected hiring to be paused entirely as companies grappled with uncertainty – many of the top firms actually increased their searches for talent.  As a result, at […]

Feb 5, 2019

Join Lancor Partner, Scott Estill, in a fireside chat with Kevin Conway Lancor’s Scott M. Estill will sit down with Kevin Conway, the Vice Chairman of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice on Friday, February 8th to deliver a keynote address and fireside chat at Columbia Business School’s 25th Annual Private Equity Conference. CD&R is one of the oldest private equity investment firms in […]

Nov 15, 2018

I had a chance to sit down with a Lancor 5%-er in Software and Information Services to ask him five questions. In our conversation, we chatted about what exactly makes a “5%-er”, top tips from his playbook, and his approach to building strong and successful management teams.   1. What makes a 5%er? I believe […]

Aug 27, 2018

My private equity friends are usually good for a memorable quote once in a while but they usually have to do with frustratingly high purchase price multiples when buying assets or fair but inflated multiples when selling.  This time, it had to do with Chief Financial Officers and how hard it is to find top […]

Jun 4, 2018

Investing Edge through Value Creation: How Investors Boost Returns through Operational Engagement Lancor Partner, Scott Estill, will join fellow investment professionals and operating partners as a presenter at the ACG Value Creation conference on June 7, 2018. Presenters will discuss how they advance their capital by getting operationally engaged in portfolio companies. Discussion will also include […]

May 29, 2018

A common refrain was echoed time and time again at a recent dinner with several PE deal partners, “There are too many PE firms today chasing the same number of deals as in the past and our returns are suffering because of the required purchase price multiple.”  The only way Private Equity professionals can continue […]