11 episodes

Join Doug McCormick from HCI Equity Partners, Lloyd Metz from ICV Partners, and Sean Mooney from BluWave as they explore timely private equity topics and offer their seasoned perspectives on crucial areas of focus within the industry. Gain valuable insights from these industry experts in this engaging podcast tailored for PE professionals.

Best But Never Final: Private Equity's Pursuit of Excellence Doug McCormick, Lloyd Metz, Sean Mooney

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Join Doug McCormick from HCI Equity Partners, Lloyd Metz from ICV Partners, and Sean Mooney from BluWave as they explore timely private equity topics and offer their seasoned perspectives on crucial areas of focus within the industry. Gain valuable insights from these industry experts in this engaging podcast tailored for PE professionals.

    Private Equity's Compass: Guiding Decisions with Due Diligence

    Private Equity's Compass: Guiding Decisions with Due Diligence

    Dive deep into the heart of private equity diligence processes with Lloyd Metz, Doug McCormick, and Sean Mooney in this insightful episode of "Best But Never Final." The trio unravels the complexities of third-party diligence, shedding light on the essential tools that private equity firms employ to assess, verify, and envision the potential of their investments. From the critical Quality of Earnings review to comprehensive market studies and management assessments, this episode covers the ga...

    • 48 min
    Private Equity's Co-Pilot: The Strategic Role of the CFO

    Private Equity's Co-Pilot: The Strategic Role of the CFO

    In this engaging episode of "Best But Never Final," hosts Lloyd Metz, Doug McCormick, and Sean Mooney demystify the pivotal role of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) within the private equity (PE) landscape. As they navigate through the multifaceted responsibilities and evolving nature of the CFO role, the discussion illuminates why a strategic CFO is indispensable for PE-backed companies. From being the co-pilot to the CEO to mastering the art of translation between financials and business o...

    • 41 min
    Private Equity's Evolving Entryways: From Analyst to Operator

    Private Equity's Evolving Entryways: From Analyst to Operator

    In this episode of "Best But Never Final," delve into the evolving landscape of career entry points into the private equity industry with hosts Lloyd Metz, Doug McCormick, and Sean Mooney. The trio, seasoned in the nuances of private equity, dissect the journey from traditional roles in investment banking and consulting to the increasingly recognized value of operational expertise. This conversation offers a candid look at the prerequisites for a successful career in private equity, emphasizi...

    • 49 min
    Private Equity Framework: Crafting Investment Focus and Mastering Deal Sourcing

    Private Equity Framework: Crafting Investment Focus and Mastering Deal Sourcing

    In this episode of Best But Never Final Lloyd Metz, Doug McCormick, and Sean Mooney dive into the heart of private equity's strategic decision-making and deal sourcing processes. This episode peels back the layers on how private equity firms identify their investment focus, align with Limited Partners' (LPs) expectations, and navigate the competitive landscape to source potential opportunities. Through a detailed discussion, the trio elucidates the evolution from generalist approaches to the ...

    • 58 min
    Private Equity's Growth Engine: A CEO's Journey with HCI

    Private Equity's Growth Engine: A CEO's Journey with HCI

    About the Episode: In this enlightening episode of "Best But Never Final," hosts Doug McCormick, and Sean Mooney delve into the intricate process of value creation within the private equity landscape, from the perspective of both the PE firm and the portfolio company CEO. Featuring Scott Milberg, CEO of AmerCareRoyal, a portfolio company of HCI Equity Partners, the conversation explores the transformative journey of AmerCareRoyal from a family-owned business to a leading supplier in the food ...

    • 48 min
    Private Equity's Calculus: Aligning Incentives Across the Value Chain

    Private Equity's Calculus: Aligning Incentives Across the Value Chain

    About the Episode: In this episode of "Best But Never Final," Lloyd Metz, Doug McCormick, and Sean Mooney dissect the intricate incentive structures and financial mechanics at the heart of the private equity world. They embark on a detailed exploration of how limited partners (LPs) kickstart the momentum within the private equity sphere, influencing strategies and operations down to the portfolio companies. This episode is an essential listen for those looking to grasp the strategic foundatio...

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

WoodyBeaverdam ,

Really insightful

As someone who works in the industry it’s really interesting to hear the perspectives from a few industry veterans!

Mollie Hall ,

Must listen!

Entertaining and educational! Truly a great podcast listen.

Hsjdhdyjsnsj ,

An Absolute MUST Listen

I cannot recommend this podcast enough. Sean brings a world of experience and has insights that are extremely educational and informative. 10/10!!

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