It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year- the Annual Ironwood Capital Intern Luncheon

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My favorite event of the year is the Ironwood Capital Intern Luncheon held annually the day after Thanksgiving. It’s an opportunity to catch up on the lives and careers of many of our past interns, provide them an update on our activities and future plans and, most importantly, have them get to know one another. […]

About Marc Reich

Marc founded the firm in 1986 as a unit of Aetna, Inc. and has overall management responsibility for all firm activities with a primary focus on strategic direction, capital raising, business development and investor relations.

Reflections on My Bike Ride Across Iowa

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I just returned from yet another trip to Iowa to ride RAGBRAI, the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, billed as the largest, oldest and longest bike ride in the world. I’ve ridden it many times before and written about it in this forum. While it’s rigorous (Iowa’s not flat, its hills roll on […]

About Marc Reich

Marc founded the firm in 1986 as a unit of Aetna, Inc. and has overall management responsibility for all firm activities with a primary focus on strategic direction, capital raising, business development and investor relations.

Homecoming Event for Ironwood Capital Interns

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I was delighted to welcome a dozen former, current and soon-to-be Ironwood Capital interns for our annual intern luncheon this past Friday. We traditionally host the group the day after Thanksgiving, so we can catch up with them and they can meet and network with each other. Our interns are an important part of the […]

About Marc Reich

Marc founded the firm in 1986 as a unit of Aetna, Inc. and has overall management responsibility for all firm activities with a primary focus on strategic direction, capital raising, business development and investor relations.

“Thanks for Giving”

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I saw a television commercial the other day that stuck with me. The spot, which featured children laughing and shouting “thanks for giving,” was meant to convey the good we do when we shop at this particular retail spot because a percentage of the money we spend goes to vaccinate children who have limited access […]

About Marc Reich

Marc founded the firm in 1986 as a unit of Aetna, Inc. and has overall management responsibility for all firm activities with a primary focus on strategic direction, capital raising, business development and investor relations.

Capital Strategies for Growing Companies – in Memphis

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On May 25th, we were pleased to be in Memphis, Tennessee to co-present, with HORNE LLP, the Capital Strategies for Growing Companies program.  In our nearly 30 years of working with middle market companies, we have met many owners and managers of strong and growing middle market companies who, though expert in their products, services […]

About Marc Reich

Marc founded the firm in 1986 as a unit of Aetna, Inc. and has overall management responsibility for all firm activities with a primary focus on strategic direction, capital raising, business development and investor relations.

Private Credit U.S. and the Future of Mezzanine Finance Survey Results

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I recently moderated a panel at Private Credit U.S. that was charged with discussing the future of mezzanine finance. The conference was organized by the Institute for International Research and held in Chicago on September 28th and 29th. We assembled an excellent panel of industry experts – Steve Blewitt, Senior Managing Director, Hancock Capital Management; […]

About Marc Reich

Marc founded the firm in 1986 as a unit of Aetna, Inc. and has overall management responsibility for all firm activities with a primary focus on strategic direction, capital raising, business development and investor relations.

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

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I am fortunate to have arrived at a time in my life when I can sit back, relax and enjoy a quiet summer vacation.  As usual, I choose to do exactly the opposite of what might be expected. For the past several years I have ridden RAGBRAI (www.ragbrai.com), a week-long, 500 mile bike ride from […]

About Marc Reich

Marc founded the firm in 1986 as a unit of Aetna, Inc. and has overall management responsibility for all firm activities with a primary focus on strategic direction, capital raising, business development and investor relations.

A Capital Affair: Louisville Capital Strategies Event

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Our first Capital Strategies event of 2015 was held on February 17, in Louisville, Kentucky.  Despite competing with the biggest snowstorm Louisville has seen in more than 10 years, there were over 50 people at the event to learn more about capital planning and exit strategies for growing businesses. Our co-sponsor and host, Andy McKay, head of […]

About Marc Reich

Marc founded the firm in 1986 as a unit of Aetna, Inc. and has overall management responsibility for all firm activities with a primary focus on strategic direction, capital raising, business development and investor relations.

Traps to avoid when negotiating your next deal

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We operate in a world of smart people who think critically and rationally, yet most of us are vulnerable to the traps outlined in this article from Axial.  Some good things to keep in mind as you work on your next deal. The Psychology of Negotiation: Common Tricks Your Brain Plays on You     About […]

About Marc Reich

Marc founded the firm in 1986 as a unit of Aetna, Inc. and has overall management responsibility for all firm activities with a primary focus on strategic direction, capital raising, business development and investor relations.

P4Mi – Using Today’s Social Networks to Help Build Tomorrow’s Healthcare Innovations

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Last week I attended the Forum on Healthcare Innovation, held in Hartford, Connecticut.  Conference organizers The Jackson Laboratory, University of Connecticut and Yale University are to be commended – this was one of the best conferences I have ever attended.  The content was fascinating, and the event was very well-organized.  The conference follows the October […]

About Marc Reich

Marc founded the firm in 1986 as a unit of Aetna, Inc. and has overall management responsibility for all firm activities with a primary focus on strategic direction, capital raising, business development and investor relations.