In this episode of PE Value Drivers, I had a great conversation with David Acharya, Managing Partner at Acharya Capital Partners, a New York City based private equity firm that buys, builds, and enhances lower-middle-market companies. David is a senior private equity investor with significant experience in investment banking, leveraged finance, and capital markets. His specialties include industry experience in technology, media and telecom (TMT), business services, marketing services, and light manufacturing.
As an experienced investor and value creator, David had some great advice to share. Highlights include:
On the value creation playbook:
On the three things to emphasize to Bring the Management Team Along to Fulfill the Vision of Growth
On how to gain additional leverage
Words of Advice For Other Value Creators
Value creation is never a cookie cutter playbook. When you look at value creation, build the relationship with the management team, because they'll be responsible for executing it. Each value creation plan depends on the portfolio company, the level of management team members, and the current cycle of the economy. If you go into an investment with that level of flexibility, your chances of success will be higher.