Thoughts on the Future

Being on the verge of graduating college sets you up for a nasty bout of the “shoulds” — a cascade of career advice from everyone you know. This is all good and well, however, the shocking eminence of important career decisions begs the question: how are college grads to evaluate themselves and their career opportunities?…

July 25, 2014 | , ,

Experienced Middle Market Dealmaker John N. Carr Joins The Watermill Group

LEXINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Watermill Group, a strategy-driven private investment firm, has recruited John N. Carr to join as Principal. Mr. Carr will work on the evaluation, due diligence and execution of new investments. He will also support strategic transformation initiatives for Watermill’s portfolio companies. Mr. Carr has 10 years of experience spanning private equity, investment…

March 31, 2014

The Watermill Group Attracts Former Alcoa Executive to Grow Metal Tubes Companies

Brian J. Malloy appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer to drive Global expansion for Watermill’s precision tubes business LEXINGTON, MASS. — The Watermill Group, a strategy-driven private investment firm, has brought in an executive from Alcoa to nurture growth for two closely related metals manufacturing companies in Watermill’s portfolio: Fine Tubes Ltd. in…

March 7, 2014 | ,

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

FutureMark Paper Expand Client Roster in 2013, Breaks Ground in Educational Publishing

Westport, CT — November 22, 2013 — FutureMark® Paper Group, North America’s leading provider of responsibly made recycled paper, today announced the continued expansion of its customer roster among leading retailers, premier publishers and marketing services providers. The company reported new business wins in 2013 from Bed Bath & Beyond and Menards, as well as…

November 22, 2013

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

Manistique Makeover

Joining FutureMark Paper Group is helping Manistique create a brand not a commodity Like long lost siblings reunited after many years of separation, the Alsip, IL, and Manistique, MI, paper mills are now back under the same umbrella – this time that of the FutureMark Paper Group. After suffering through numerous ownership changes, including a…

September 16, 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…

September 11, 2013 | , ,