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Leading a Sea Change in Private Equity

We’re witnessing an exciting demographic and cultural transformation. A sea change impacting whole industries and societies: The rise of female leadership. For decades, female leaders and entrepreneurs have been fighting to gain access to key capital and leadership positions. Now, global awareness of the positive impact diverse teams have on quality, creativity and bottom line…

February 12, 2020 |

Pitching Deals- From Bull Pen to Board Room

My Life As A Watermill Intern Ever since I could walk, I dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player. From tee-ball to college ball, I have always desired to see how far baseball could take me. In May 2019, I graduated from Tufts University and my collegiate career came to an end as undefeated, All-American…

January 10, 2020

Looking Back On The Year

Reflections From 2019 Happy New Year! As we enter a new decade at Watermill (our 5th since our founding in 1978!) we are pleased to share some highlights and reflections from the previous year. Building cross-border momentum 2019 offered a number of reasons to celebrate – notably our two complex, cross-border acquisitions. These international deals…

January 3, 2020

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you all a happy holiday season and a great start to the New Year. Every year our team puts together a family style holiday card and we hope you enjoy the latest addition. While the party venue wouldn’t allow Dash & Beckett to attend our 40th anniversary celebration, it was still an epic evening. Cheers to…

January 2, 2019 | ,
Matt Caple Watermill Group Intern

Mens et Manus. My Experience Interning at Watermill as an MBA Student

As any MBA student will attest, the Case Method is a fantastic way to learn as it contextualizes important principles with real-world anecdotes. However, in a 90-minute class one can only digest so much information, and, if you’re like me, no matter how important the content, an hour in you might accidentally find yourself thinking…

November 5, 2018 | ,

Watermill Acquisition of Cooper & Turner featured in Middle Market Growth

Watermill Group’s acquisition of Cooper & Turner was featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Middle Market Growth. Julia Karol, President and COO of Watermill Group, is quoted in the piece.  “Watermill really looks for industries that are going through transformation,” Ms. Karol says, adding that “The renewables sector is growing particularly fast.” Read the full…

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Dale Okonow Caricature Football Player

Partner Profile: Meet Watermill Group’s Dale Okonow

Providing internships to students interested in the private equity industry is an important part of the Watermill culture. Recently our intern Paul had the opportunity to sit down with Dale Okonow for an interview. How did you get into private equity? I went to law school and business school with the idea to practice law for…

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