Perspective and Goals of the Private Equity Buyer


Perspective and Goals of the Private
Equity Buyer

We will be discussing the perspective of a Private Equity buyer when they are assessing a potential acquisition.


Learning Objectives:

  • Takeaways around what the typical PE buyer’s goals and priorities are
  • Defining characteristics that both enhance value and detract from value in the eyes of the PE buyer


About the Presenter:

Learn from industry expert John C. Pollock, Managing Director.

Meet the Presenter

This meeting will be held at the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce.

Address: 250 Monroe Ave NW suite 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503


The EPI West Michigan Local Chapter is different than other groups because it brings together a diverse group of professionals from a wide range of specialties that can naturally work collaboratively on exit planning, succession planning, value growth, transaction or any engagement from both sides of the equation. The chapter meets regularly to network, reconnect, grow knowledge, and sharpen their skills with a common goal: Change the outcome for transitioning business owners. Make plans to join us for future events and connect with the local leadership by visiting

About the Presenter

John C. Pollock

John C. Pollock

Managing Director

Meet John C. Pollock.

John joined LV2 Equity Partners in 2008 as a Managing Director and Member. He is responsible for business development, investment opportunity procurement and screening, due diligence and capital structuring, and investor relations. LV2 Equity Partners is an operational oriented private investment group focused on making control investments in small businesses located in the Midwest.

Prior to joining LV2, Mr. Pollock spent 18 years in various commercial banking positions with Comerica, Old Kent, and LaSalle. He is a past President and board member of the Western Michigan Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and past President and founding board member of the Grand Rapids Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). He also currently serves on the board of directors for Martin Yale Industries, Cast Aluminum Solutions, Michigan Polymer Reclaim, and Nitrogen Network. John is a graduate of Michigan State University (BA – Finance) and the University of Dayton (MBA).

Continuing Education

This meeting qualifies for the following continuing education credits:

One (1) CPE hour

One (1) CEPA credit

NOTE: Proper documentation must be collected and submitted to qualify for continuing education. For questions regarding awarded continuing education credits, please contact the Exit Planning Institute (EPI).