Calm Skies, Muddy Waters

Calm Skies, Muddy Waters

Sellers and buyers continued to revel in resumed transaction activity, but the after-effects of the unprecedented global health crisis has left underlying conditions difficult to read, according to GF Data’s just-released first-quarter report. GF Data’s 236 active private equity contributors completed 74 transactions in the quarter meeting the data tracking firm’s parameters – Total Enterprise […]

Rest of 2021 to See More Deals, Higher Prices

Rest of 2021 to See More Deals, Higher Prices

According to the latest report from BDO, private equity and venture capital fund managers are expecting the rest of 2021 to be awash with M&A activity and heavy competition. The just-published Private Capital Pulse Survey from BDO reports that more than 90% of its survey respondents believe asset prices will increase in the next 6 […]

Being There

Being There

By Andy Greenberg Greenberg Variations Capital and GF Data® Topic A in the M&A business – like every other business right now – is the extent to which virtual meetings and other practices of the COVID-19 era will remain as conditions normalize. A few months ago, one of the leaders of Goldman Sach’s global M&A […]

Deluge of Deals Muddies the Waters

Deluge of Deals Muddies the Waters

Major deal point trends appeared to reverse in the final months of 2020 – not due to a secular change in direction, but due to the deluge of deals that closed in the fourth quarter – according to GF Data’s just-released Spring 2021 Key Deal Terms report. “The extended seller’s market of the past decade […]

Private Equity Healthcare Deals Reach Record

Private Equity Healthcare Deals Reach Record

Bain & Company’s latest Global Healthcare Private Equity and M&A Report – the firm’s tenth annual issue – was just released and it outlines the impacts of COVID-19 on healthcare dealmaking across regions and sectors. According to Bain, the COVID-19 pandemic rocked global healthcare systems and communities to their core in 2020. Healthcare investors realized […]

The Tide is High, But We’re Holding On

The Tide is High, But We’re Holding On

After being buffeted by two COVID-19 shocked quarters in the middle of 2020, middle-market M&A managed to ride the wave in the fourth quarter, closing with a burst of productive activity, according to GF Data’s just- released year-end report. GF Data’s 230 active private equity contributors completed 117 transactions in Q4 2020 meeting the data […]

Live Cat Bounce

Live Cat Bounce

Transactions completed in the third quarter of 2020 suggest a market stunned by the pandemic, but with a cat-like capacity to land on its feet. GF Data’s 228 active private equity contributors completed 50 transactions in the quarter meeting the data tracking firm’s parameters – Total Enterprise Value (TEV) of $10 million to $250 million […]

Lincoln – Sponsors and Lenders Beating COVID-19

Lincoln – Sponsors and Lenders Beating COVID-19

Lincoln International has released the results of its third-quarter middle-market index (Lincoln MMI) which tracks changes in the enterprise values of US-based privately-held middle-market companies—primarily those owned by private equity firms. Lincoln’s new report is based on its database of over 2,200 private equity portfolio companies with median EBITDA of approximately $30 million and shows […]

Next Year to Bring New Ways for New Deals

Next Year to Bring New Ways for New Deals

Despite the ongoing economic uncertainty from the pandemic, many private equity professionals are optimistic about the outlook for 2021 and are looking to alternative merger and acquisition methods to navigate the crisis and pursue new disruptive business growth strategies. According to Deloitte’s “Future of M&A Trends Survey” of 1,000 U.S. corporate M&A executives and private […]

BDO Sees Stronger 2021

BDO Sees Stronger 2021

BDO has just published its U.S. Private Capital Pulse Fall 2020 Survey which finds that even as they prepare for a second wave of the coronavirus, three-quarters of private equity firms expect the economy to turn around in 2021. Three-quarters of all fund managers surveyed expect the economy to improve next year—28% expect it to […]

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