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Finding the Right CFO for Your Family Business

Family businesses are the backbone of the American economy. But as they grow, unique challenges arise. At Townsend Search Group, we’ve worked with many family-owned businesses to recruit new C-suite leaders as they ponder how to take things to the next level, particularly when the business requires greater financial acumen. …

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Has Private Equity Roll-Up Strategy Run its Course?

On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a new rule that would ban post-termination non-compete clauses and require employers to rescind existing ones. The FTC argues that non-compete clauses — which impede an individual’s ability to enter into or start a similar profession or trade — stifle worker mobility and wage growth. The ruling would essentially render existing and future agreements non-enforceable, subject to a narrow exception for owners or partners of a business. 

Navigating the New Era of Private Equity: Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent

The private equity landscape is undergoing a significant transformation—whether it’s a temporary or enduring one is yet to be seen. As the industry continues to grapple with a slowdown in M&A activity, firms are adapting their strategies to remain competitive. There’s a great deal of discussion about how the traditional …

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The FTC Non-Compete Ban: What Happened and What’s Next

On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a new rule that would ban post-termination non-compete clauses and require employers to rescind existing ones. The FTC argues that non-compete clauses — which impede an individual’s ability to enter into or start a similar profession or trade — stifle worker mobility and wage growth. The ruling would essentially render existing and future agreements non-enforceable, subject to a narrow exception for owners or partners of a business. 

Future-Proofing Leadership: Identifying Tomorrow’s Executives Today

The contemporary business landscape is complex and rapidly evolving. From shifts in the market to disruptive new technologies, the business leaders of tomorrow will need to be adaptable, bold, and opportunistic. As such, companies must be proactive in identifying and preparing future leaders. Building a solid professional development strategy is …

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