Category: Private Equity

A Deep Bench of Interim Executives Benefits PE Investors 0

A Deep Bench of Interim Executives Benefits PE Investors

Freelance finance professionals with investment banking backgrounds are becoming a strategic resource for PE and VC firms looking to expand their reach. With a deep bench of experienced executives ready to fill temporary roles, they’re finding...

The Generalist vs the Domain Expert – Which Will Earn You More? 0

The Generalist vs the Domain Expert – Which Will Earn You More?

Hiring an independent contractor vs salaried employee depends on your investment firm’s long and short term goals. Here are some differences to consider. Generalists are your company’s ambassadors and relationship builders. Hiring an independent contractor...

Startup Equity Division: What Seems Most Fair Often Isn’t 0

Startup Equity Division: What Seems Most Fair Often Isn’t

I’ve been reading and hearing from attorneys in Silicon Valley recently who remark about the often difficult legal disputes that arise between startup founders and partners, both in their initial formation stages, and later...

New at Graphite: Browsing for talent just got easier 0

New at Graphite: Browsing for talent just got easier

It’s easier than ever to find an investment banking consultant these days, even if it’s for a very unusual need. New search filters make this possible. Imagine you’ve got a highly specialized need for...

Best Places in the World for Entrepreneurs 0

Best Places in the World for Entrepreneurs

At Graphite, many of our clients are entrepreneurs developing or expanding a startup business. They find us to be a great source to test out a potential hire for key finance positions like a VP...

Could a Press Release Help Attract VC Funding? 0

Could a Press Release Help Attract VC Funding?

This question was posed recently in a freelancers’ mentoring network I’m in, and the idea caught my attention: Could a  press release not just gain you visibility, but also carry a carefully crafted message targeted to attract...

What’s The Right Pay for a Financial Analyst? 0

What’s The Right Pay for a Financial Analyst?

The answer is, it depends. (Oh, you thought it would be a single number or rate?) But that’s why you came to this article, and we’ll deliver what you need by the time you’re...

Kleiner Perkins Lawsuit: Whether or Not Gender Bias Against Ellen Pao Was Proven, Here’s the Takeaway 2

Kleiner Perkins Lawsuit: Whether or Not Gender Bias Against Ellen Pao Was Proven, Here’s the Takeaway

March 30, 2015 UPDATE: Kleiner Perkins won, with the jury saying that Ellen Pao failed to prove systematic bias against her or that she was wrongfully terminated, or that she suffered any compensable damages...

Increased Regulation Puts Additional Pressure on Private Equity Management Fees 0

Increased Regulation Puts Additional Pressure on Private Equity Management Fees

We’ve already written about investor pressure to reduce private equity management fees, but they’re now under attack on several fronts. The Dodd-Frank Act, which requires private equity firms with more than $150 million under...

Domain Experts Can Help Absorb Reduced PE Management Fees 0

Domain Experts Can Help Absorb Reduced PE Management Fees

The changing structure of PE management fees in investor transactions is forcing GPs to be more accountable, more nimble and more flexible in their use of experts. With the traditional 2/20 fee structure under increasing...

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