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Not All EBITDA Is Created Equal

Chief Outsiders CEO Art Saxby explains how fierce PE fund competition skews affects EBITDA has on returns


HOUSTON, TX – December 5, 2017 – The recent flood of money flowing into PE funds is driving up purchase prices, making superior returns harder to achieve. As Chief Outsiders CEO Art Saxby explains in leading alternative investment news source FINalternatives, strong EBITDA growth is no longer sufficient for success and many in the PE world are more concerned about what inflated valuations mean for the investment's future exit point. Saxby’s insight on why even the best run companies have the hardest time growing offers strong reasoning for shifting to a combination top-line/bottom-line and an overall rethinking of "the way things are always done."

About Chief Outsiders

Chief Outsiders, LLC is a nationwide "Executives-as-a-Service" firm, with more than 55 part-time, or fractional, Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) engaged from coast-to-coast. Unlike other strategic marketing and management consulting firms, each CMO has held the position of VP Marketing or higher at one or more operating companies. Chief Outsiders have served on the executive team of over 500 client companies to drive growth strategy and execution plans for a fraction of the cost of a full-time executive.

Because of its market-based growth plans, quality of leadership, and experienced team, Chief Outsiders has been recognized for the past four years by Inc. Magazine as one of the 5,000 fastest growing privately held companies in the US, and was recognized in the Houston Business Journal's Fast 100. Chief Outsiders’ CEO Art Saxby and Principal Pete Hayes are the co-authors of “The Growth Gears: Using a Market-Based Framework to Drive Business Success,” an Amazon #1 best-seller for business owners and CEOs. For additional information about the companies who trust Chief Outsiders as their premier source for business growth acceleration, click here.

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