Steven Bowen, Chairman & CEO, Maine Pointe & Paul Dittmann, University of Tenneesee, on May 31, 2019 2:19:48 PM
Mark McTigue, EVP Private Equity & Nathanael Powrie, EVP Data Analytics, on May 23, 2019 12:52:37 PM
Buoyed by low interest rates, an eager supply of deal financing and a prolonged period of economic growth, PE has plenty of dry powder and has proved to be resistant to the impact of trade wars, tariffs and political uncertainty. However, not all factors are positive: Valuation multiples remain high and there’s considerable competition among PE firms to find and acquire those elusive “diamonds in the rough.” At the same time, corporate “strategics” looking for suitable acquisitions to support their growth, are offering a viable alternative for firms considering sale.
Shefali Kapadia, on May 20, 2019 12:50:37 PM
A relatively calm trade environment suddenly turned stormy earlier this month after a Sunday night tweet from President Donald Trump. The long-anticipated tariff hike on $200 billion worth of imports became reality on Friday, May 10, as the duty rate rose from 10% to 25%.
Steven Bowen, Chairman & CEO, Maine Pointe, on May 20, 2019 12:31:48 PM
Companies use multiple tactics to generate economic profit, including introducing new products, launching marketing campaigns or undertaking acquisitions. Supply chains offer an effective, though less understood, path to creating value through growth, driving down working capital, improving cash flow and lowering cost.
Steven Bowen, Chairman & CEO, Maine Pointe & Paul Dittmann, University of Tenneesee, on May 16, 2019 8:32:24 AM
Supply Chain Dive, on May 16, 2019 8:31:22 AM
Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer, on May 14, 2019 11:35:48 AM
Global supply chain risk events increased by 36 percent in 2018 according to Resilinc’s annual Event Watch. The threat of trade tariffs from the U.S. looms large, the U.S.-China dispute rumbles on — and then there’s Brexit.
Consulting.uk, on May 14, 2019 11:29:32 AM
Prior to joining Maine Pointe, a global supply chain and operations consulting firm with offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia, Loder worked as a company director, a partner in professional services, an entrepreneur and an accountant, among other roles.
Throughout his career, he has helped numerous private equity firms assess targets (financial, operational due diligence) and deliver deal drivers. Loder has further led management buy-outs, and has successfully exited businesses he founded.
Shefali Kapadia, on May 13, 2019 3:46:00 PM
Nathanael Powrie, EVP Data Analytics, on May 10, 2019 11:00:55 AM
These is a growing trend for organizations to unlock value by making strategic sourcing and working capital improvements within the boundaries of their existing ERP implementations. This is particularly challenging when an organization’s spending is highly obscured, with limited visibility into how the money is spent. A lack of transparency in the data processed from the procure-to pay-cycle, makes it very difficult for companies to understand cost savings opportunities.
Inbound Logistics, on May 8, 2019 10:11:05 AM
Robert Bowman, on May 8, 2019 10:03:33 AM
Business theorists have been talking up the concept of supply chain as a “competitive weapon” for so many years that if it were really happening, they’d have a well-stocked armory by now.
Iris Dorbian, on May 3, 2019 1:45:41 PM
Global supply chain and operations consulting firm Maine Pointe today announced the promotion of Mark McTigue from Vice President, Industry Partner, Private Equity; to Executive VP, Private Equity, North America.
In his new role, McTigue will continue offering hands-on experience to help PE firms solve their toughest supply chain and operations challenges while achieving new levels of performance.
As a senior business professional with more than 25 years’ experience solving complex business problems, McTigue has a strong track record for helping C-level and private equity executives improve value and optimize performance across the end-to-end supply chain.
Spend Matters, on May 1, 2019 3:37:01 PM