New York, December 1, 2017 – Sutton Place Strategies’ Nadim Malik joined Nicholas Donato of Navatar for its webinar entitled How to ‘Moneyball’ Your Private Equity Deal Sourcing. The session took place on Thursday, November 30, 2017 and lasted for 45 minutes.

The conversation discussed the evolution of private equity deal sourcing, the current state of the M&A market, as well as overall private equity market coverage statistics. Malik discussed four key tips for improving deal sourcing for private equity professionals:

  1. Focusing on intermediaries that run more limited process (SPS Sell-Side Process Index)
  2. Reaching out to new deal sources in a timely manner
  3. Bringing your deal pipeline to life for broken deals
  4. Understanding the closing rate of your intermediaries

According to Malik, a big concern for private equity firms is where valuations are at the moment, “…[valuations} seem to be at the high end of the historical cycle – and people have been saying that for a couple of years – but, that really puts pressure on private equity firms to deploy capital in an efficient manner that will meet the hurdle rates of their investors.” Per Malik, incorporating the four key tips into a PE firm’s deal sourcing process will help to increase market coverage of relevant deals, and ultimately drive better fund performance. Private Equity firms can use data to ‘Moneyball’ their deal sourcing process.

It was an engaging conversation between Donato and Malik, and there were great questions posed by the audience. A replay of the webinar can be found here.


About Navatar:

Navatar is the premier investment management software provider for the financial services sector. We offer integrated workflows for investor relations, deal management, fundraising and virtual data rooms. Our products are used by a range of financial firms, including alternative asset managers, M&A advisors, corporate strategics and LPs. The company was formed in 2004 to provide financial firms tailored cloud solutions, an unmet demand at the time. Today our products are used by over 600 firms, both small and large, in over 35 countries worldwide.


About Sutton Place Strategies:

Founded in 2009, Sutton Place Strategies is dedicated to helping investors, corporate buyers, lenders and advisors maximize their business development effectiveness. The firm’s core service, Deal Origination Analytics™, is the convergence of actionable data with proprietary technology that is designed to quantify the addressable universe of a client’s target market, serve as a roadmap to improve deal sourcing, and measure progress on a continual basis.



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