The Alternative Approach to an Expert Network

Conducting due diligence in niche industries requires a bespoke process to engage the most relevant advisors – most of whom cannot be found off-the-shelf from a standard network.

Our approach stands in contrast to transactional networks. We are high-touch consultants that custom-recruit experts specific to the deal. We build you a lasting network of trusted advisors that provides a unique edge.

The Path to Building Your Network
Average Advisor Score
9/10

Our clients rate all advisors we send their way so we can tell if we’re on track or if we need to quickly pivot our advisor search.

(Past 30 days)

Average Delivery of Qualified Advisors
16.2 hrs

We’ll deliver two industry-leading, fully vetted advisors chosen to suit your specific needs within two business days

Average Client Satisfaction Score
9/10

We aim to deliver an unparalleled experience, so we let our private equity clients grade us on how well we do each quarter

(Past 90 Days)

Apex Leaders Services

Sector Thesis Sprint
Due Diligence
Board of Directors Search
Portfolio Advancement

Apex Leaders Enhances Investment Returns for Private Equity.

Our clients prosper by leveraging flexible advisor relationships throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether you need a range of conversations with subject matter experts, a long-term diligence partner, or transformational board members, we provide you ungated access to the right individuals so you can develop a knowledge advantage against competitors. These industry experts are your River Guides. Throughout the deal process, they help you distinguish your firm as a preferred buyer and confidently invest.

Watch our video to learn more about Apex Leaders’ differentiated process.

Apex Leaders is excellent across the board. They’ve found us great advisors in a timely manner, and have kept working through issues once we found a primary operator. We always appreciate the team’s thoroughness and persistence on our behalf.

Sam G. Astor

Partner, Atlas Holdings

Apex Leaders provides us advisors quickly while holding quality to the highest standard, giving us the best opportunity to go after the right deals.

Thomas Shi

Vice President, Flexpoint Ford

Working with Apex Leaders has fundamentally changed how we operate. The people they have working with us are top notch, really outstanding.

Luke Plumpton

Partner, O2 Investments

Today’s market is so competitive, you’ve got to be more than just smart to win. Working with Apex Leaders on a retainer basis gives us the edge on every deal we’re serious about.

Stephen King

Founding Partner, Prairie Capital

One of our firm-wide mantras is that ‘victory belongs to the perseverant’ and the Apex Leaders team has demonstrated that with aplomb! Thanks so much again.

Jason Perri

Partner, American Industrial Partners

Apex Leaders is an essential part of our due diligence toolkit. Their level of service goes far beyond what is typical of other similar providers, in terms of advisor recommendations and daily interactions. We are very happy partners with Apex Leaders, and place high value on their continued service.

Mike Booth

Partner, Calvert Street Capital

Apex Leaders provides a high-quality service and drives measurable value in helping us make better investment decisions as firm. I’ve been extremely impressed with the responsiveness of the team, as well as how quickly they immerse themselves in whatever project we are working on. Apex consistently demonstrates their dedicated focus on our needs as investors.

Sahil Bloom

Senior Associate, Altamont Capital

Apex Leaders has become our go-to partner in finding out the specifics of unknown industries. The firm is a great resource that has a strong team of researchers to help solve questions that arise from looking at new deals.

Jeff Chaney

Senior Associate, Pfingsten Partners

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Sector Thesis Guides First-Ever Investment in the Drone Sector

Pfingsten Partners wanted to focus on drone racing. But, they didn’t yet have a firm grasp on this niche part of the drone market; and so, they turned to Apex Leaders for an industry evaluation.

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How Private Equity Advisors Help Accelerate Decision Making

In the first half of 2018, PE firms closed over 1,300 middle market deals, outperforming 2017 and reminding the players that M&A is more competitive than ever. With this volume, portfolio managers face mounting pressure to pulse faster, accelerate decision making and win more of the right deals. They need a competitive advantage and the secret weapon is knowledge and conviction. But how can they come to the deal table with knowledge and conviction in a niche industry where they are not the expert?

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