Thought Leadership

Time to Refresh Your Strategy

Are You (and your team) Prepared for 2021? COVID19 has brought changes to virtually every business and industry. Some of the changes are small, but many are significant. Some are positive, most are negative. The changes happened in a relatively short period of time with weeks or less of preparation. It is a tribute to […]

Principles of Strategy

In broad strokes, strategy is decision making—but not in the way one might think. The most important part of your strategy is deciding what you’re not going to do. What is Strategy? Strategy, simply stated, is how you get from Point A (where you are now) to Point B (where you want to be). You […]

Maximize Your Exit Valuation Multiple

Co-authored with @StenningSchueppert. Successful private equity (“PE”) firms generally execute well in the three commonly accepted phases of portfolio company value creation: 1) Buy right, 2) Grow EBITDA, and 3) Sell that EBITDA at highest multiple possible. In our experience, many PE firms are missing critical low-hanging fruit by not maximizing their exit multiples because they […]

5 Approaches to Profitability

With the economy slowing, many companies will shift their focus to improving their profitability. Is your management team prepared to take a fresh look at how to grow profit margins? In our work with mid-market companies over the last decade, we have helped uncover many different ways to improve profits. Here are our Top 5 approaches to improving […]

A Client’s Perspective: Drew Clancy

”Overall Maven’s involvement was a great value and we believe the project was a big success.” -Drew Clancy Drew Clancy is the President of Publishing Concepts (PCI). After acquiring one of its biggest competitors, the PCI team was not done. It needed to streamline the two businesses as well as continue the total company growth […]

Meet Gregg Fellows

One strength of the Maven Associates model is to partner with experts in key functional areas and industries. Maven leverages these partnerships when working with mid-market organizations to create specialized solution plans. One area the mid-mid-market organizations often struggle is in Technology. They tend to have out-dated impressions of what technology can do and the […]

Meet Stenning Schueppert

Clients select Maven Associates when they face a very specific business challenge, and when they need a highly skilled team of consultants who can help them to understand and address the challenge quickly and affordably.  Stenning Schueppert is a consultant at Maven Associates who is specialized in private equity investment strategy and M&A.  Stenning earned […]