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  • The 3C’s that destroy value
    As an investor in a number of businesses seeking to grow, DPE spends a significant amount of time considering the appropriate performance indicators to monitor each […]
  • The Rule of 3: How To Achieve Success As A Founder
    I’ve spent the past 20 years as an investor collaborating with founders to build their companies. Having invested across the spectrum of stages, from start-ups to […]
  • Founders: Are you ready to admit what you don’t know about PE?
    Driehaus Private Equity invests exclusively with founders. We choose to work with founders because of the passion they exhibit for their customers and employees, and because […]
  • Three Ways to Position Your Company for Sale
    One of the critical questions an entrepreneur needs to ask when seeking an investment by private equity is: “What is the exit strategy?” The answer to […]
  • Gym Membership Management 5.22.18
    Simply belonging to a gym doesn’t mean I’m in shape any more than simply launching a lean initiative, hiring a speaker or consultant, and sending out […]
  • Scenario Planning 5.1.18
    Recent headlines portray an increasing amount of market volatility, trade tensions and political uncertainty. As investors and entrepreneurs, our responsibility is to make decisions today that will positively impact our organizations in the future.
  • DPE Deal Sourcing Update 3.7.18
    Headlines We Are Watching; In recent weeks Protectionism and Tariffs have entered the national conversation. History provides an important perspective. http://www.aei.org/publication/the-destructive-path-of-protectionism/ We have been impressed with […]
  • DPE Deal Sourcing Update 2.27.18
    Driehaus Private Equity (DPE) is on top of the trends driving deal-sourcing opportunities in healthcare, discrete manufacturing and business services. In this update, we note some […]
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Start up Investing
    The Do’s and Don’ts of Start up Investing It’s no secret that an increasing number of family offices want to increase their exposure to direct investments—including […]

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December 4, 2018

Don’t Get Gouged by Private Equity Fees

November 6, 2018

What’s Your Cannabis Investment Strategy?

July 25, 2018

Three Ways to Position Your Company for Sale

One of the critical questions an entrepreneur needs to ask when seeking an investment by private equity is: “What is the exit strategy?” The answer to […]
July 3, 2018

Driehaus Private Equity Sells focus4media to Mood Media

CHICAGO, July 2, 2018 – Driehaus Private Equity, LLC (DPE) today announced the sale of portfolio company focus4media to Mood Media, a leading global provider of […]
May 22, 2018

Gym Membership Management 5.22.18

Simply belonging to a gym doesn’t mean I’m in shape any more than simply launching a lean initiative, hiring a speaker or consultant, and sending out […]
May 1, 2018

Scenario Planning 5.1.18

Recent headlines portray an increasing amount of market volatility, trade tensions and political uncertainty. As investors and entrepreneurs, our responsibility is to make decisions today that will positively impact our organizations in the future.
April 13, 2018

Three things that can help entrepreneurs avoid a bad marriage to private equity

March 15, 2018

An entrepreneur who has made 79 acquisitions explains 4 things every startup founder must know about takeovers

March 12, 2018

DPE Deal Sourcing Update 3.7.18

Headlines We Are Watching; In recent weeks Protectionism and Tariffs have entered the national conversation. History provides an important perspective. http://www.aei.org/publication/the-destructive-path-of-protectionism/ We have been impressed with […]