Best But Never Final: Private Equity's Pursuit of Excellence

Best But Never Final: Private Equity's Pursuit of Excellence

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.


April 16, 2024 49 mins

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 a...

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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 discussi...

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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 AmerC...

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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 i...

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In this insightful episode of "Best But Never Final," join hosts Sean Mooney, Doug McCormick, and Lloyd Metz as they delve into the critical phase of private equity – the exit strategy. Learn how seasoned professionals approach the endgame of their investment journey, ensuring they've built businesses that can withstand market volatility and attract the right buyers. The trio shares their wisdom on timing the market,...

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Welcome to the third episode of "Best But Never Final," where private equity (PE) veterans Sean Mooney, Doug McCormick, and Lloyd Metz usher in the new year with a candid discussion on the lessons learned and the strategies for the future. As we turn the calendar page, our hosts delve into the significance of year-end reflection, the importance of process optimization before technology adoption, and the anticipation of tr...

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Dive into "Best But Never Final," where hosts Sean Mooney, Lloyd Metz, and Doug McCormick unfold the blueprint for transformative growth in private equity (PE). This episode, a beacon for investors and entrepreneurs alike, reveals how PE experts craft a future of prosperity for potential investments before the ink dries on the deal.

Uncover the strategies that align investor visions with entrepreneurial aspirations, ensuri...

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Welcome to the inaugural episode of "Best But Never Final," the podcast that grants you exclusive access to the private equity (PE) playbook, unlocking the secrets of market mastery, business model optimization, and team excellence. Join our esteemed hosts—Lloyd Metz, Doug McCormick, and Sean Mooney—as they guide you through the corridors of private equity, unveiling the strategies that shape successful investments and dr...

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The "Best But Never Final" podcast is a treasure trove of actionable insights for business builders, presented by a trio of seasoned private equity veterans. This podcast is an essential resource for mid-level, early-career private equity professionals, founders, CEOs, and anyone interested in the transformative power of private equity.

Our hosts bring a wealth of experience to the table. Doug McCormick, managing partner a...

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