Did Internet kill the retail star?

What do Disney’s The Lion King and the economy have in common?  The circle of life.  In life and the economy, everything goes through cycles, reaches its peak, and like all good things, must eventually come to an end.  And … Read More

Mezze Appetite

SPS recently published the Mezzanine Market Perspective for Q4 2019, and followers of mezzanine market trends will not be surprised to learn that activity in this sector has been consistently lower when compared YoY.  Mezzanine activity for the LTM period … Read More

Source Talks ep. 4

Source Talks is a series where we discuss deal origination with PE pros, in collaboration with David M. Toll. In this episode, Dominic Chan of Vaquero Capital discusses 3 trends observed in the software and technology market, from LLR Partners’ … Read More

Source Talks ep. 3

Source Talks is a series where we discuss deal origination with PE pros, in collaboration with David M. Toll. In this episode, we interviewed Ramsey Goodrich of Carter Morse & Goodrich, who shares 3 tips for PE firms when buying … Read More

OK, Boomer

“OK, Boomer.” These 2 words have recently made their way from popular social media channels, all the way to the Supreme Court.  Although it takes a dismissive, derisive tone, it inherently describes the frustration that younger generations feel towards the … Read More

The $120,000 banana

A banana duct taped to a wall sold for $120,000 at an art fair in Miami.  And then a man ate it.  Artist Maurizio Cattelan’s simple, everyday banana stuck to the wall with a piece of standard issue duct tape … Read More

2020 vision

2019 is coming to a close, and just like that, another year has come and gone, and with it, marks the end of a decade.  The past few years have been characterized by intense competition and abundant deal flow, and … Read More

We speak for the trees

“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongue.”  A children’s book published by Dr. Seuss, The Lorax, promotes an eco-friendly message to the reader. Nearly 50 years have passed since the Lorax spread … Read More

Source Talks ep. 2

Source Talks is a series where we discuss deal origination with PE pros, in collaboration with David M. Toll. In this episode, we interviewed Carrie DiLauro of Hamilton Robinson, who discusses her unique background and approach, and how data analytics … Read More

Trickery or Treat: Who can you trust online?

The Halloween season is full of tricks and treats, hauntings and horror, and all things scary, but what is truly terrifying and threatens our day-to-day reality is cybercrime. Rachel Wilson, Head of Cyber Security Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley, discussed … Read More