Keep calm and carry on

These are unprecedented times we are living in – with a global pandemic, economic crisis, and massive societal disruptions, our very way of life has been uprooted and changed nearly overnight.  Stay at home guidelines, work from home orders, travel … Read More

Source Talks ep. 6

Source Talks is a series where we discuss deal origination with PE and M&A pros, in collaboration with David M. Toll. In this episode, Christen Paras of MiddleGround Capital discusses ways she and her firm differentiate themselves to source deals … Read More

Where do buyouts come from? Part 2: The birds and the PEs

You are sitting at the dinner table one day and you are asked, “where do buyouts come from?”  What do you say?  Are you prepared to have the conversation?  Last year, we published a Source piece on where sponsors acquire … Read More

Source Talks ep. 5

Source Talks is a series where we discuss deal origination with PE and M&A pros, in collaboration with David M. Toll. In this episode, Ron Kahn of Lincoln International discusses how pro forma EBITDA adjustments affect valuations.

Did Internet kill the retail star?

What do Disney’s The Lion King and the economy have in common?  The circle of life.  In life and the economy, everything goes through cycles, reaches its peak, and like all good things, must eventually come to an end.  And … Read More

Mezze Appetite

SPS recently published the Mezzanine Market Perspective for Q4 2019, and followers of mezzanine market trends will not be surprised to learn that activity in this sector has been consistently lower when compared YoY.  Mezzanine activity for the LTM period … Read More

Source Talks ep. 4

Source Talks is a series where we discuss deal origination with PE and M&A pros, in collaboration with David M. Toll. In this episode, Dominic Chan of Vaquero Capital discusses 3 trends observed in the software and technology market, from … Read More

Source Talks ep. 3

Source Talks is a series where we discuss deal origination with PE and M&A pros, in collaboration with David M. Toll. In this episode, we interviewed Ramsey Goodrich of Carter Morse & Goodrich, who shares 3 tips for PE firms … Read More

OK, Boomer

“OK, Boomer.” These 2 words have recently made their way from popular social media channels, all the way to the Supreme Court.  Although it takes a dismissive, derisive tone, it inherently describes the frustration that younger generations feel towards the … Read More

The $120,000 banana

A banana duct taped to a wall sold for $120,000 at an art fair in Miami.  And then a man ate it.  Artist Maurizio Cattelan’s simple, everyday banana stuck to the wall with a piece of standard issue duct tape … Read More