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Creating Value In A Maturing Private Equity Market

Creating Value In A Maturing Private Equity Market
As the private equity industry has matured, massive capital inflows and the proliferation of industry professionals has created competition across all segments of the marketplace. As in any industry, over time this competition has diminished both expected and actual returns on capital deployed. The era where astute financial engineering alone is sufficient to generate superior returns is over. Indeed, competition… read more →

Flaps Down…

Flaps Down…
Although Q4 2012 ended with a whimper as GDP growth was a microscopic 0.1%; the consensus among 40 economists polled by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (those optimistic buggers), was for an accelerating economy in 2013 as follows: Period Consensus GDP Growth Actual GDP Growth Q1 2013 2.1 1.1 Q2 2013 2.3 2.5 Q3 2013 2.6 ? Q4 2013… read more →

The Swiss Army Knife of Marketing

The Swiss Army Knife of Marketing
Last week, I was in Colorado Springs for a board meeting with RMB Products, a MCM Capital portfolio company. During the meeting, the head of Aerospace presented a new case study they authored after delivering a 70% cost savings using their rotationally molded ECS ducting compared to a composite alternative. My colleague and I were ecstatic, not because they delivered… read more →

It Is Too A Recovery….I Think

It Is Too A Recovery….I Think
The great recession hit bottom in Q4 2008, with GDP contracting a whopping 8.9%, followed by 2 subsequent quarters of GDP contraction.  The economic recovery began in Q3 2009 as evidenced by 1.4% GDP growth and subsequently the US economy has generated positive GDP growth in each successive quarter through Q4 2012.  During this period, impactful industries, such as housing… read more →

Not Impressed

Not Impressed
Eh… granted, not eloquent but an apt description of the current state of our economy. During the second half of 2012 many macroeconomic indicators pointed to a decelerating economic recovery and indeed we saw a slowdown in orders across several of our B2B portfolio companies during this period. This was not unique to MCM Capital as evidenced by the PMI,… read more →
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