Episode 6: equity abroad

executive sessions

Nov 6 2023 • 48 mins

On MiddleGound’s sixth episode of Executive Sessions, Clayton Gullett leads discussions with MiddleGround Founding Partner, John Stewart, Managing Director of our European Transaction Team, Alex Van Der Have, and Head of EU Business Development, Anthony Denaix. This episode covers:

  1. Considerations of European Expansion
  2. The Importance of Hiring Locally
  3. Differences in strategy between the US/EU
  4. Challenging Economic Environments


Check out our company blog recapping the episode: https://bit.ly/47pnZil

Learn more about MiddleGround Capital: https://middleground.com/
Follow MiddleGround Capital on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/middlegroundcapital/
Find John Stewart on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnstewartky/
Find Alex van der Have on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexander-van-der-have-2926889/
Find Anthony Denaix on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonydenaix/

Chapters:
(00:00:00) Podcast and guest introduction
(00:13:32) Steps to expanding internationally
(00:19:58) Importance of hiring locally
(00:26:06) What we look for in EU platforms
(00:33:28) Current events impact on European market
(00:40:48) Decision making
(00:43:40) Deals we wouldn't consider