Middle-Market Trends

It’s the Small Things: Direct Investing

Eight facts about the new strategies used by family offices, pension plans and others looking to buy assets directly, rather than as a PE limited partner.

How Outsourced HR Can Bolster Bolt-ons

Human resources service providers can help private equity firms standardize HR across their portfolio companies, as well as within their own organizations.

Representations and Warranties: A Win for Founders and Sponsors

A partner at Trivest Partners, one of the first private equity firms to use R&W insurance, traces the growing use of these policies in the middle market.

Once-Cheap Loans Could Become Expensive Burden as Rate Hike Looms

Cheap credit helped fuel economic growth after the global financial crisis, but with interest rates set to rise in December, future growth is uncertain.

Family Firm Fit: Evaluating Cultural Synergy

When considering a sale, it’s important for family businesses to remember that due diligence is a two-way street when it comes to culture fit.