Monthly Archives: May 2016

CEOs, Hillsborough politicians: Address transportation problems now

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That’s the consensus about transportation that emerged Tuesday from a discussion between local CEOs and elected Hillsborough city and county officials.

The chief executives said Tampa Bay’s reputation for long commutes, sclerotic traffic and the lack of mass transit is increasingly an obstacle when it comes to recruiting companies and workers — especially young professionals who live in metro areas where they don’t need cars. Read More

Windward Health Partners Portfolio Company Sells Texas Assisted Living Facility

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TAMPA, Fla., June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Windward Health Partners, a Tampa-based private investment and holding company, today announced that its portfolio company, RWS Healthcare, has had a successful exit with the sale of The Arbor Assisted Living Facility in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Windward Health Partners is a captive private equity investment and holding company with an extensive track record investing in a range of lower middle market industries. Through its portfolio companies, Windward has invested in numerous healthcare businesses, including skilled nursing and assisted living facilities across six states, including independent senior living, rehabilitation, home health, and adult daycare services. Read More

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Lower Middle Market Private Equity Firms Need More Than Money, Says Investor Bryan Crino

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Valuations are up and it’s a good time to sell all or part of your business. An investor in lower middle market companies provides insights on current market dynamics.

In the world of mergers and acquisitions, the middle market is hotter than ever. Bryan Crino and Scott Feuer – Lower Middle Market Private Equity Fund Sellers can finally exit their businesses, or take money out, at valuation levels that haven’t been seen since before the economic downturn. Read More

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Private Equity Eyes the Staffing Industry: What Business Owners Need to Know

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Private equity competition is heating up, spurring more of these active investors to consider businesses and industries have not historically been in their sweet spot. While a few firms have made investments in staffing business, the bulk of private equity investors have not favored staffing and human capital organizations due to the industry’s lack of recurring revenues, its cyclical nature, and the general aversion to “human assets.” However, as more private equity dollars are chasing fewer deals, more firms than ever are taking a hard look at the staffing industry, opening up an exciting new set of buyers for your staffing business. Read More