Archive for the ‘Watermill Team Features’ Category

Made in the USA

Since its founding more than 35 years ago, Boston-based The Watermill Group has kept an eye on manufacturing companies. Of course, given the ebbs and flows of the market, investing in American manufacturing companies hasn’t always been an easy or even a good strategy. In fact, most companies have been outsourcing their manufacturing needs for the last 20 years…

February 7, 2014

Human Capital

Sept. 13, 2013 Investing in future leaders has become a priority for maturing firms Private equity is still a relatively young industry, with many firms being founded just 30 to 40 years ago. At many of these firms, it’s the founders who are still leading day-to-day operations. That’s great for continuity, but what about the…

October 21, 2013

Dealmakers Provide Social Media Tips for Businesses

Panelists at ACG Philadelphia’s M&A East conference encourage PE firms and dealmakers to engage on Twitter and LinkedIn Middle-market M&A professionals may attend conferences to network and find leads on new deals, but Twitter Inc. and LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE: LNKD) can also provide some of that action, experts said at a panel on social media…

October 11, 2013

Watermill’s Steven Karol on Transforming a Firm

September 8, 2013 – Privcap sits down with Watermill’s Steven Karol to discuss transforming industrial processes by setting new goal parameters to increase a company’s profitability. Watermill acquired rubber manufacturing company Preferred Compounding in 2002, when the company was at a challenging crossroads. Steve Karol of Watermill discusses how the transformation of industrial processes can allow a…

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Total Alignment: The Fundless Approach Advantage

The Watermill Group does not invest in the fund format, and founder Steven E. Karol details why this model has worked for firm for over 30 years. He also discusses Watermill’s emphasis on strategy and operations over financial engineering. Watch the Video

September 2, 2013

Dividend retweets Part II: how to Build a Private Equity Twitter Account

3. Behind the Scenes One of my personal favorite templates is Watermill Group’s Twitter account, which incorporates a great mix of behind-the-scenes looks at its portfolio companies and its team. It also tweets interesting articles the team has been reading. If the PE firm does this right, it makes the firm’s team look, well, human, which is something many PE execs have…

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12 Dealmakers You Should Follow On Twitter

July 5, 2013. As social media promises to become increasingly important in the middle market, here are a dozen dealmakers worth following on Twitter for their insights, news and entertainment value. As social media promises to become increasingly important in the middle market, here are a dozen dealmakers worth following on Twitter for their insights,…

July 8, 2013

‘Mill-ing Around

My first weeks at Watermill, a blog post by Andrew Lebovitz, Watermill Intern This spring I found out I got an internship at Watermill and along with excitement, I was also pretty worried. I was not sure how adjusting to a more structured environment would be, an environment where a “dress code” existed, where people…

June 21, 2013

My Summer WINternship

#1 Testing the Waters at Watermill Group. A blog by Joe Tamposi, Watermill Summer Intern With my second week as an intern with the Watermill Group coming to a close, I’d like to write out a few thoughts. First off, I couldn’t imagine a better office atmosphere (if I sound biased, don’t worry, I’m not…

June 21, 2013