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The Private Equity for Families Blog

Insight for those who want to include private equity or direct investment in privately-held businesses in their portfolios. The opinions expressed in the PE4Fams blog are those of  Rob McCreary and not necessarily those of CapitalWorks or its employees.

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Family Offices Are A Protected Species

The SEC is an Uninvited Guest Title IV of the Dodd-Frank legislation enacted in 2010 requires investment advisers managing more than $150 million in assets to register with the SEC. This includes private equity firms like ours. Once registered, advisers are subject to audit and enforcement actions by the

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Compensation Series—Aligning for Mutual Wealth Creation

At CapitalWorks, we’re constantly evaluating and debating the optimum method to align executive compensation with the long-term goals of ownership. The common theory is that executives who think like owners have greater incentive to build long-term value and less incentive to push risky short-term strategies. The most common forms

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Compensation Series—Culture of Accountability

A critical factor to a successful portfolio company is attracting and retaining motivated, high-quality executives. To motivate those executives, it is imperative for private equity-backed companies to implement compensation schemes that nurture performance-based cultures and align management with ownership. High performing, middle market portfolio companies employ lean management teams

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Family Filtration

Todd Martin and I recently learned about a success story for a family office participating in a fully marketed industrial company. Our friends at Lincoln International were acting as the exclusive financial advisor for an industrial company that participates in the filtration industry. They had significant interest from Private

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Dodd-Frank Unleashes the Audit Team

I attended a seminar recently where the host law firm reviewed the SEC audit activity of private equity firms that has been spawned by Dodd-Frank. In attendance was a private equity professional whose firm had just completed one of these audits. His experience matched the law firm’s report that the

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Pass the Parcel

A recent article in the Financial Times, “Private Equity Steps Up The Pace of Pass The Parcel” (Wednesday, June 18, 2014) shows an interesting trend that may affect fund of funds specializing in the private equity asset class. Anne-Sylvaine Chassany reports that the percentage of reported M&A transactions that

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Introducing PE4Fams.com

CapitalWorks is excited to announce its commitment to a periodic blog branded as “PE4FAMS.” While many of our competitors in the private equity world are funded predominantly by institutional capital (pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, public retirement funds, endowments), all of CapitalWorks’ funding is from successful families.

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This blog represents the views of Rob McCreary and do not reflect those of CapitalWorks or its employees. This blog is not intended as investment advice. Any discussion of a specific security is for illustrative purposes only and should not be relied upon as indicative of such security’s current or future value. Readers should consult with their own financial advisors before making an investment decision.