New York, January 28, 2021 – Sutton Place Strategies (SPS) sponsored a webinar on Thursday, January 28th titled, Origination Strategies to Win More Deals, moderated by David Toll of Private Equity Career Week.
CEO of SPS, Nadim Malik, spoke at the webinar joined by speakers Valerio Forte of H.I.G. Capital, Gijs van Thiel of 747 Capital, and Tom Zucker of EdgePoint Capital Advisors as they discussed their strategies for tapping new sources of deal flow, best practices to leverage special situations, and building & sustaining key relationships with intermediaries in 2021.
Malik discussed the state of the M&A market in 2020, starting with the impact of Covid-19 where SPS has recorded an overall drop in M&A activity of approximately 13%, buoyed by a strong rebound in Q4. He then broke down 2020 M&A activity along various segments, among them buyouts vs addons, quarterly activity, and sector. Of note was that 2020 was the first year where private companies, such as founder owned businesses, comprised over 60% of new sponsor platform.
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