Deal Sourcing Transformed
Pairing actionable data with proprietary analytics

SPS, by Bain & Co. is the preeminent provider of actionable data and analytics for PE and M&A professionals to optimize business development and deal sourcing efforts.
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Don’t miss out on your
next great deal

Most private equity firms see only 10% to 30% of their target market deals. Between stale data, time constraints, and growing competition, firms are challenged to allocate finite business development resources efficiently and give themselves an edge. SPS pierces through the clutter with a highly customized suite of deal origination analytics and automation solutions, providing leading investors with best-in-class deal sourcing intelligence

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Transaction-level data
on 90K+ tracked deals

With unparalleled market coverage and a uniquely granular industry taxonomy, SPS equips firms with full transparency into the deals that matter most – including data on EV ranges, sell-side processes, and the names of firms and professionals involved, including contact data and a proprietary “one-degree-of-deal” connectivity

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Technology and Automation –
Cornerstones of M&A Origination

Whether you’re a PE investor, corporate acquirer, lender or advisor, SPS unifies the fragmented deal sourcing environment to reveal a clear scope of relevant networking opportunities for your firm. Our sophisticated suite of features and customizable interface equip firms to fill gaps in their coverage through full CRM integration, miss fewer deals with automated alerts for target opportunities, and maximize business travel using geospatial technology to find nearby active professionals.

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The State of PE Deal Flow – Quality over Quantity

Nearly halfway through 2023, the reality of the slowdown has begun to sink in, and M&A folks are attempting to foretell closing volumes for the remainder of the year and beyond. For any given firm, the greatest signal to the number of deals likely to close in the quarters ahead lies within their pipeline data for deals logged over preceding quarters. But with the effect of the downturn varying by sector of focus, predictions for the overall PE market are difficult to capture.

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Private credit market remains open for business

The war in Ukraine, the stock market plunge, the spike in inflation, the early March failure of Silicon Valley Bank: each of these events landed like a punch on the chin of the private credit market. And yet, “that market has just continued to stay resilient, despite the pullback in M&A,” said Sherman Guillema, managing director, capital advisory group at investment bank Lincoln International. Indeed, Brad Stewart, managing director in the debt advisory group of investment bank Capstone Partners, said his firm had two private-credit deals in the market when the news of Silicon Valley Bank hit. None of the lenders evaluating those deals put pencils down, he said, and both deals remain on course to close.

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