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Crescendo Partners

Crescendo Partners creates unique and exciting management presentations.

We help management teams tell the buyers a story that sells the company’s promising future.


Origination Presentation


Crescendo Partners experts prepare expert origination presentations so you can convince business owners to team up with you rather than the competition.

Fundraising Presentation


You can fundraise slowly over many months or quickly with pinpoint precision. Create fundraising presentations with Crescendo Partners and get the job done faster.

Exit Presentation


Crescendo Partners’ exit presentations will get you premium valuation at exit, whether in a full auction process, a limited auction, or an unsolicited approach from a potential buyer.

Management presentations

Telling a story that sends buyers running for their chequebooks.

Professional management presentation

The management presentation is often the first time potential buyers get to meet the company’s management team. And you know how important first impressions are.

It’s kind of like a first date. Buyers need to fall in love with the company during that first meeting. If they do, you’re on track for a great exit.

And yet, most exit presentations fail to get buyers excited. The usual deck of slides is anything but captivating. The management team fails to impress.

The result? Buyers leave the meeting sceptical about the company and questioning its prospects for growth.

interesting exit presentations
Management presentations with heart

This is where our work makes the difference.

We create the entire management presentation, one designed to make the buyers fall in love with the business and leaves them eager to own it.


Method for exciting exit presentation

Crescendo Partners experts craft a story that narrates the company’s undeniably promising future. Our creative visuals capture hearts and minds, and we use our vast experience to turn the presenting team into superstars.

Sounds simple, doesn’t it?

Crescendo Partners recipe for success

Truth is, we use a lot of science from many different fields, especially cognitive psychology and behavioural finance. And then we add the art, or magic, of effective storytelling. Put together, they give buyers a persuasive new vantage point on the business and on its future growth prospects.

That special blend of science and magic is the secret to persuasion.


Valuation uplift and premium valuation at exit

Improving results with management presentation

We would love to talk to you about our track record – it’s a chronicle of buyers whose indicative price levitated after hearing the management‘s story.

Thanks to our counsel, managers are able to influence buyers’ perception of future growth prospects and the feasibility of the business plan, as well as get them excited about the many possibilities for growth and upside beyond the business plan.

The result: buyers increase the price and close the deal at premium valuation.

If you would like to know more about our track record


William Jaworki - equity story teller


William founded Crescendo Partners so he could combine his expertise in private equity and finance with his passion for presenting and help private equity firms in their quest to get top value from exits. Before setting out on his own, he headed up European research at the mid-market private equity firm Riverside, and was also an investment banker at Merrill Lynch in London. Today, William leads all of our projects across Europe and specialises in exit presentations. He is based in Belgium.

Balazs Tahy


Balázs has 20 years of experience in M&A, finance and private equity. He has lived in Switzerland, Germany, USA and Hungary and has participated in numerous transactions both as an advisor and an investor. He loves the soft skills aspects of private equity storytelling and helping management teams tell their story “just right”.

Richard Garnett


Richard was a professional actor for many years, both in film and in theatre (including the West End, Broadway, and lead roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company). In 1995 he began working with managers as a consultant in communication skills, and over time he increasingly specalised in private equity storytelling. Richard combines the ability to craft compelling stories with his skills as presentation trainer. He also runs our sister company GSB Comms in the UK.


Karolina Strużyńska-Matusiak

Karolina is an expert in researching, compiling and analysing information and turning it into insights for us and our clients. She tirelessly works behind the scenes on most of our projects.



Freddie combines experience in M&A transactions and corporate finance from KPMG with a passion for presenting and storytelling. His specialty is helping management teams distil and refine their stories to add more punch. He is also a skilled presentation coach, experienced in helping management teams make a strong impact. Freddie is based in London but has worked on private equity exits all over Europe.

Lisa Marie Gelhaus


While Lisa has made presentation coaching her focus, she has worn many professional caps. An American expat in Bologna, Italy, she has organized major events for multinationals in Italy and around the world. She speaks at business and cultural events, teaches university courses, is the voice of promotional and training videos, performs as a jazz singer. She delights in helping corporate executives transform their content and presentation skills into game-changing persuasion.

Marteen Mens - speaker


Maarten coaches CEOs, managers, scientists, government officials and TEDx speakers to make their live audiences presentations spot on and effective. As an accomplished speaker himself, he was the spokesperson for a large industry association in his home country of the Netherlands. He now moderates conferences, seminars and debates all over the world.

Grazia Fino - graphic crafter


As an expert graphics and art designer, Grazia has worked with communications agencies and companies all over Europe, Lowe Pirella, Orange Communications, Guitar Milano, GlobalLean Madrid, CSM Bakery Solutions, and others. She creates engaging and memorable on-screen presentations. Grazia is Italian and works in Milan and Barcelona

Piotr Garlej - PowerPoint expert


Piotr is a presentation designer experienced in crafting impactful presentations that help impress, persuade and sell. His clients include big brands, start-ups, NGOs and consulting companies and his specialty is creating presentations for management roadshows and investor meetings. He lives in Poland and works on projects all over Europe.

Spencer Lambert


Spencer has been creating presentations since 1997 and has worked on thousands of presentations for clients including Microsoft, KPMG, Barclays as well as numerous private equity firms and their portfolio companies. He is based in the UK.

Lisabeth Schepers - vocal coach


Liesbeth is an accomplished classical singer. As a voice coach she trains public speakers how to use their voice effectively, articulate and enunciate.


We look forward to hearing from you. Email us at and we will get in touch with you to arrange an introductory call or meeting.

We are based in Belgium but work on projects all over Europe and even beyond.