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We are MERU and We are Hiring

We are MERU and We are Hiring It’s a new year. Do you want to work with a high-performing team of people who have the drive and ability to achieve amazing things? Our firm was founded on a set of core values that we all live and breathe – we work with the best, closely…

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MERU’s 2019 Holiday Reading List

MERU’s 2019 Holiday Reading List With the holiday season upon us, we are excited to share with you our third annual Holiday Reading List. Whether you need a last minute gift or are looking for a good way to spend holiday time off, we hope you can find something from our list that tickles your…

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Anyone Call for Delivery? How Restaurants are Feeling the Burn

Anyone Call for Delivery? How Restaurants are Feeling the Burn We’ve recently read a host of articles tracking the rise of 3rd party food delivery and chronicling their impact on the restaurant industry. The market for third party delivery has grown explosively over the past few years, driven by Uber Eats and DoorDash. DoorDash in…

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MERU’s 2018 Holiday Reading List

MERU’s 2018 Holiday Reading List DECEMBER 2018 We’re happy to be back with our second annual Holiday Reading List. None of us feels like there is ever enough time to read for pleasure, and we’re sure you feel the same way. If you’re able to pick up a book over the holidays, maybe one of…

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MERU Conversation Series: Cubing it Out: a Discussion with a Logistics Guru

MERU Conversation Series Cubing it Out: A Discussion with a Logistics Guru Cubing it Out: A Discussion with a Logistics Guru Kyle Sturgeon and Samir Saleem of MERU recently sat down with Ian Levitan, a Senior Advisor for MERU and the head of Levitan Logistics. The following is excerpted from a longer conversation.    …

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MERU Conversation Series: The Evolution of Digital Marketing: An Expert’s View

MERU Conversation Series The Evolution of Digital Marketing: An Expert’s View The Evolution of Digital Marketing: An Expert’s View Kyle Sturgeon and Sarah Abdel-Razek of MERU recently sat down with Ed Hallen, cofounder of the email marketing platform Klaviyo and more recently co-founder of Expedition. The following is excerpted from a longer conversation. MERU: To…

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Improving Lender Cash Flow Reporting: 5 Easy Steps

Improving Lender Cash Flow Reporting: 5 Easy Steps   In nearly every distressed situation, one of the first things put in place is a 13-week cash flow forecast. A critical tool for distressed companies, the 13-week forecast gives stakeholders a real-time view of the company’s liquidity runway. Ample liquidity can give a Board time to…

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Illustrating MERU’s Value Proposition

Illustrating MERU’s Value Proposition   We launched MERU because we saw a need in the market that wasn’t being met. The middle-market private company ownership landscape has shifted, with private equity sponsors replacing family- and founder-owned businesses as the norm. When their portfolio companies run into trouble, these sponsors and their lenders demand specialized services…

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MERU’s 2017 Holiday Reading List

MERU’s 2017 Holiday Reading List DECEMBER 2017 With the holidays fast approaching, we all have an opportunity to reflect on the past year, spend time with family and friends, and recharge for 2018. With that in mind, we compiled a list of some of our favorite reads. We hope you find time in the coming…

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MERU Conversation Series: Geoffrey’s Kids: An Interview with a Toys “R” Us Vet

MERU Conversation Series Geoffrey’s Kids: An Interview with A Toys “R” Us Vet Geoffrey’s Kids: An Interview with A Toys “R” Us Vet Kyle Sturgeon and Sarah Abdel-Razek of MERU recently sat down with Dan Hlavaty, a former Toys “R” Us senior executive to discuss Toys “R” Us’ recent bankruptcy filing, the retail market for…

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