McCombie Group grows, capitalizes, and transitions middle-market family businesses with $20 to $400 million of revenues. With an emphasis on preserving values and legacy, we provide a customized comprehensive solution and access to long-term family office capital. We add value and align our interests by investing our time, resources, and capital into our client-partners’ success.

Navigating Trade Uncertainty

This article was originally featured in the South Florida Business Journal. Since President Trump took office, the news media has covered the so-called trade war ad nauseam. Businesses are paying attention too. A U.S. Chamber of Commerce survey found that 158 Fortune 500 companies discussed the impact of tariffs and ongoing trade tensions on earnings calls in…

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The WeWork Debacle: Ethics in Investment Banking

The Emperor Isn’t Wearing Clothes WeWork is Silicon Valley’s latest fallen angel.  The co-working start-up raised an enormous amount of cash from venture capital firms, with a final private valuation of $47 billion (roughly ten times the valuation of its profitable peer).  But, when the company took its first steps to go public in August…

Are you a micromanager?

Are You a Micromanager?

“Micromanagement is bringing in a team of smart, talented people and crushing their souls by telling them what font size to use” – Chieh Huang. In 2013, Chieh Huang founded Boxed, an online wholesale retailer.  Like many founders, he started the company in his garage. He packed boxes by hand with a few employees.  The…