Seasoned business development professionals from St. Louis based investment management firms shared their expertise on deal sourcing and the current state of the deal origination space.
Ryan Supple, Director of Deal Origination for HBM, participated on a panel discussion at Washington University Olin Business School to discuss the ins and outs of deal sourcing.
The main theme was Managing the Deal Flow Process for Outperformance, setting the stage for the panelists to share their insights on how deals are sourced and effective strategies to manage the process. Additionally, the panelists offered their high-level views on the competitiveness of the current deal origination space and how their firms differentiate themselves during the process.
Given how unique business development efforts are structured at each firm, panelists were able to offer varying insights. Ryan shared how important it is to maintain relationships with key intermediaries and how sharing thoughtful content on an intermittent basis keeps HBM top-of-mind.
Ryan was joined on the panel with esteemed deal origination professionals from the St. Louis area including Jack Senneff of Thompson Street Capital Partners, Ryan Gable of Forsyth Capital Investors and Nick Bhambri of Louis York Capital.
As part of HBM Holding’s commitment to career development, the firm frequently participates on panel discussions, similar to the one sponsored by Olin Finance Club, to provide their thoughts and expertise on the private equity space.