This is the third interview in our Entrepreneur and Family-Owned Business Interview Series.
These interviews are designed to help entrepreneurs and family businesses think through the benefits, implications, and consequences of taking outside investment.
As part of the project, I am interviewing private equity fund managers, middle-market investment bankers, attorneys, accountants, and consultants that advise privately held firms.
This interview is with Pierre Villere, the President and Managing Partner of Allen-Villere Partners, an investment banking firm with a national practice in the construction materials industry. Pierre has four decades of experience advising middle-market companies in the construction materials industry, including ready mixed concrete, aggregates, concrete products, and asphalt firms.
In this far-ranging interview, we discuss:
- The evolution of investment banking in general;
- The construction materials industry;
- The benefits of using an industry specialist investment banker, and;
- Considerations for entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses thinking about taking outside investment.
You can access the interview transcript here.