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HBS Club of CT, Nov. 19 event: Private Equity Operating Executives Panel with Goldman Sachs, General Atlantic, CVC Capital

The Harvard Business School Club of Connecticut invites you to a Panel Discussion on It's the People: Improving Private Equity Portfolio Company Valuations by Working with Operating Executives Bush-Holley Historic Site 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT [...continue reading]

Seeking template project plan for a startup business

(jurvetson image via Flickr) I'm currently advising two startup businesses, and on their behalf my colleague Corentin Roux dit Buisson and I set out looking for a detailed template project plan for starting a new company. However, we haven't yet succeeded. Do any readers have ideas? Whilst [...continue reading]

Invitation to NYC July 14 Private Dinner: How Operating CEOs Can Work with Private Equity Funds

How Operating CEOs Can Work with Private Equity Funds Gain insight into how you can work with private equity funds at a private dinner. Sponsors: Castle Harlan (leading private equity fund, with $3 billion in cumulative assets managed) CEO Trust (invitation-only group for CEOs of [...continue reading]

Creating Value through Operations at Portfolio Companies

'Early Matters': Creating Value through Operations at Portfolio Companies According to speakers at the 2006 Wharton Private Equity Conference, the most important element of operational performance is getting the right management team, which requires private equity owners to make a swift decision [...continue reading]

Putting fear of God into a portfolio company CEO

From "Unbridled Audacity": Hey VCs, next time you need to put the fear of god into a profligate portfolio-company CEO, take a lesson from hedge fund manager and Roman historian J. Carlo Cannell. Read this. [...continue reading]