The Big Squeeze is a guidebook for next-generation leadership in Private Equity (PE) who want to transform their business and industry. This isn’t a book about making fruit juice or smoothies. It just as a fun analogy for a highly technical subject that can be dreadfully analytical and tedious.
Business owners and professional advisors sometimes perceive PE as ‘bad apples'. Since
its beginnings (1980s) it’s had a notorious reputation for being old school performance obsessed Baby Boomers who squeeze ROI out at any cost. Now 21st century the sector is at a crossroads. Traditional modus operandi has to change to accommodate a new type of client - Generation X and Millennial businesses.
Professor of Practice John Grisby and Serial CEO Stephen Phipps show how using a 'best in class’ change and growth methodology can significantly accelerate EBITDA any PE portfolio company. You don’t have to buy into rocket science analytics to improve growth and scale. In fact, you can experience *10% revenue growth after one year, 25% average EBITDA increase after first year and top quartile 43% growth in EBITDA after one year.
Once adapted your will have the capacity to create/control a fast growth business (the juice), revive underperforming ones ( the pear) and perform turnarounds (the lemon).
It’s a tried and tested approach by successful business owners, so it’s naturally aligned to modern thinking PEs.
Accelerating Leadership/Management practice in Highly Ambitious Middle-Market Business
Master the Company Lifecycle, Leading/Managing Change and Solving Problems
*UK Middle-Market companies underperform in four areas
If your PE portfolio businesses are typically underperforming
multiply the power of its leadership/management and become an ALPHA 4.0
(Accelerate Leadership/Management Practice in Highly Ambitious Middle-Market Companies)
Pathway to Prime
Mining for Growth
Grow, scale or exit-transition