Frequently Asked Questions: Executives

  • Our method is the most efficient way to market yourself to Private Equity as a board member, President, CEO, Operating Partner or Consultant.

 

  • Attending just one (execs suggest three or more) of our events will save you over $20,000 that would have otherwise been spent on travel/expenses and countless hours that would have been spent scheduling meetings with individual firms. Because Private Equity wants to meet executives in person (Zoom, etc), we bring the Private Equity representatives to meet you. This event is designed specifically to save you time and money.
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  • Executives with P&L experience of $50M and above who are interested in meeting Private Equity decision-makers and securing a Private Equity role as a board member, President, CEO, Operating Partner or Consultant.
  • As a member, we provide support in the marketing of you and your thesis to Private Equity beyond the conference. Our BlackmoreConnects™ team can create a customized monthly outreach to over from 50 – 200 Private Equity firms, giving you additional exposure that would be nearly impossible to accomplish on your own without using the MorningStar PitchBook database. If the Private Equity firms’ express interest, we set up a 20-minute call between you and the Private Equity firm.
  • At least two and as many as six. 

 

  • Consider your first conference a “walk through” so register early.  The process is designed to get you ready in as little as two weeks before the date of the conference.

 

  • There are new Private Equity firms at each conference.

 

  • Keep in mind to hit the right timing to find opportunities you want to build a funnel of 200 Private Equity firms that own companies that are in your wheelhouse. 

 

  • As a benefit, Gold Members will be included in the Master Thesis Deck in each conference for the Private Equity attendees to review even he/she will not be attending the conference.
  • 33% – 66% off the $2,999

 

  • It’s best to register early to get the best prices.

 

  • Conferences typically sell out 90 days or more before because BlackmoreConnects™ members are guaranteed a slot up to 30 days before.

 

  • You can figure out the right package by meeting a staff member in the “Member Services” group.
  • The short answer is NO. 

 

  • Members have guaranteed seats so there may be a waiting list for non-members.
  • The maximum is 30 Executives per conference.
  • Our events take place six times per year. The dates for 2020 events.
  • Not all Executives choose to bring a deal thesis to the conferences. 

 

  • You are assigned an experienced Private Equity deal member with over 10 years of Private Equity experience. We have hundreds of deal thesis examples to use as models. A typical first draft will typically take and executive 1-2 hours. If it takes longer, you are overthinking the process.

 

  • You do not need a deal thesis if you have purchased a conference lite package. You may purchase a conference lite package for $500.

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  • Executives who have been a GM, COO, CEO/President, VP, Director or any other title with P&L experience north of $100M.

 

  • Entrepreneurial in mindset and action vs. “I just want a job” mindset. 

 

  • Made good money, have a history of making $$ for others, and now they want a real piece of the action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sirGI4XGXo0&feature=youtu.be Watch some Executive Testimonials. 

  • 5 – 8 scheduled meetings if you have complete investment thesis or even preparatory deals created.

 

  • The Private Equity firms select the executives they want to meet during the conference about 3-5 business days before the conference.
  • If you are wanting to be ‘placed’ in a role, then you are not ready to venture into the private equity world. We do not ‘place’ executives. We work alongside executives to develop a unique idea or angle and leverage their experience, to monetize their background, and secure funding from a sponsor and/or a private equity role. Your thesis is your calling card. Via our various membership programs and the use of the MorningStar PitchBook PE database.
  • You will receive a complete list and updates of all Private Equity firms attending as you get closer to the date of the conference. 

 

  • You will know 80% of the Private Equity firms attending two weeks before and will be instructed as to how to prepare for each Private Equity firm.

 

  • You should research and learn all the Private Equity firms who are attending your conference as we will provide full attendee contact list around your conference day.
  • The majority of Private Equity firms are Generalists and are looking to work with “River Guides”. 

 

  • Your deal thesis is proof that you are a “River Guide” and you are not a job seeker.
  • You might get a board role, consulting, interim or full-time position.

 

  • However, the job seeker mindset is not one that leads to success in Private Equity.

 

  • You will get trained how to present to Private Equity Firms, how Private Equity thinks, and other pathways to secure roles in Private Equity.
  • Four initial” how Private Equity works webinars” (3.5 hrs). 

 

  • Blackmore Partners Codes Research Team support to assist you in forming your deal pipeline. 

 

  • Templates and other practical information. 

 

  • 9 hours of additional webinars on
    • The Language of Private Equity
    • How Private Equity creates Value in portfolio companies
    • Making your resume Private Equity ready
    • Updating your LinkedIn Profile to Be Private Equity ready

 

  • Weekly 15-30 minute meeting to do a process check and coaching with a Private Equity mentors who have 15+ years Private Equity experience and working with executives.

 

  • A “Conference Roadmap” with quick links in conference prep about the Private Equity firms attending.

 

  • 6 one-hour sessions (two weeks before the conference) with your fellow executives on the following topics:
    • What the day will look like
      What to expect during and after
    • Guiding Principles in which to craft the flow of the 20-minute meeting with the PE firm
    • Mock meetings and coaching about your presentation with feedback.
  • Besides the conference fee, we operate on a success-fee only basis. If we can’t help you close a deal, we get nothing.

 

  • The Association for Private Equity is a fee based proactive organization designed by Private Equity to find vetted executives who understand Private Equity and are ready to go hunting for private companies, to be a board member, a CEO, CFO, COO, SVP Sales or consultants for Private Equity owned portfolio companies.
  • We use Go-To-Meeting for the conference and also your individual meetings with the Private Equity Firms.
  • You are immediately assigned a Program Manager which is one of our deal partners who immediately begin working with you to develop an investment thesis.

 

  • We customize a Marketing Campaign for our Members. We reach out twice a week to PE Firms and begin setting up your 20-minute calls. Your Program Manager will be on all your introduction calls.

 

  • You have access to our proprietary webinar library. (Self-Study and Development). 100s of hours that will assist you to differentiate yourself in the PE world.

 

  • You have access to article library, which includes tools and templates that will significantly increase your outreach success to PE firms. 200+ articles and grows weekly.

 

  • You have round-the-clock access to a general database of over 800 private equity contacts in addition to the Morning Star Pitchbook database.

 

  • You will receive 20+ hours of coaching and development from your Program Manager.
  • Personal coaching and meetings with your Program Manager work who has 15 years of PE experience.

 

  • You will have 6 planning and 2 post sessions with coaching on your introductions and how to prepare and present to PE to “become top of mind”.

 

  • Learn how to conduct your one-on-one meetings with PE partners to differentiate yourself.

 

  • Learn how to ask the right questions to different what type of PE firm you are dealing with and adjust on the fly.

 

  • How to remain Top-of-Mind post conference.
  • Software System check first thing to insure you are set up for the day. For sound, lighting etc.

 

  • On the Last planning sessions which would be #6 and to walk you through the agenda for the day and answer questions.

 

  • Next, you will have one minute to introduce yourself to all PE Firms at the beginning of the Conference. Not all PE firms will be able to get to you.

 

  • The first part of the day is dedicated to three panels which we consider Master Workshops. Various firms are assigned to each panel.  You will receive a very deep understanding of each firm and how they operate, which is a great way to prepare you for your one-on-one meetings.

 

  • The afternoon is dedicated to your scheduled 20-minute meetings with the firms.