It used to be that the fate of private companies, and the entrepreneurs and teams who built them, rose and fell based on their “connections.” Did the founder know the right people? Were they members of the right golf course where the handshake deals got done? Did the right buyers know they even existed? Were they in the right place at the right time? That undemocratic and completely unscientific way of sourcing, managing and executing financial transactions has led to tens of thousands of companies suffering from missed opportunities and poor outcomes.
The natural evolution of the internet is changing the way in which relationships are formed and deals are sourced.
Axial is founded on the conviction that combining the leverage and distribution of intelligent online networks with large real-time data sets can transform the way in which private companies connect with capital and opportunity. Listen to Peter Lehrman, CEO of Axial, in a recording of an online webinar that explores the increasing velocity of deal opportunities coming to market online.
Peter Lehrman, CEO of Axial
Peter is CEO of Axial, a confidential membership marketplace for qualified buyers and sellers of privately held businesses. Prior to working at Axial, Peter held positions in private equity at SFW Capital Partners and was part of the founding team at Gerson Lehrman Group, where he helped build the firm’s dominant global marketplace for on-demand business expertise. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and received his MBA from Stanford Business School. His professional career has been substantially dedicated to building high-value technology-powered B2B marketplaces where many thought they couldn’t exist.