Management Diligence – The Power of a Leadership Blueprint

Posted By: Karen Fisman and Daniel Borg

There are a number of factors that PE investors consider when analyzing a potential acquisition target. However, according to a recent report, A View from Both Sides – How PE firms and sellers can form wise partnerships, firms perform rigorous due diligence on two of the most significant factors, operations and product offering, but treat the third factor, management team capability, more casually. We spoke with Richard Davis, Ph.D., CEO of Kilberry, a leadership advisory firm, and one of the authors of the report, who provided insights into why this occurs, and how rigorous management due diligence can drive future value creation.

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