Shrinking Period of Exclusivity Upends Deal Market

In today’s seller’s market, buyers are feeling the pinch. Demand for deals is so hot that in many auctions sponsors no longer enjoy a period of exclusivity – that 30, 60, or sometimes 90-day stretch following the signing of a … Read More

The Science of Deal Sourcing 101 – Seventh Edition – From Normal to Crazy (Part 2 of 2)

This is Part 2 of a two-part series on investor demand insights from H1 2021. Read Part 1 here.   By investigating the pandemic’s impact through the lens of the chart below, we can assess its implications for PE deal … Read More

The Science of Deal Sourcing 101 – Seventh Edition – From Normal to Crazy (Part 1 of 2)

A year ago, families, communities, and nations were grappling with how to deal with Covid and coming to terms with its longer-than-expected impact, filling us with uncertainty and dread for what it could mean for our health, finances, and loved … Read More

Source Talks ep. 22

Source Talks is a series where we discuss deal origination with PE and M&A pros, in collaboration with David M. Toll. In this interview, David speaks with Erin Carroll, Partner at BraddockMatthews, on trends in hiring and compensation for Business … Read More

Source Talks ep. 21

Source Talks is a series where we discuss deal origination with PE and M&A pros, in collaboration with David M. Toll. In this two-part interview, David speaks with Nadim Malik, Founder and CEO of SPS, by Bain & Co., about … Read More

Source Talks ep. 20

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 David speaks with Doug Brookman, Managing Director at Mesirow Investment Banking about changes in the M&A … Read More

“Are you in the market for a pen?” – Four relationship-building tips from Leon Brujis

“Many of us go into this business as takers,” said Leon Brujis, a partner at New York City-based mid-market shop Palladium Equity Partners, steward to a portfolio valued at close to $3 billion. “We want to make a splash. We … Read More

Source Talks ep. 19

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 David speaks with Leon Brujis, Partner at Palladium Equity Partners about his relationship building advice to … Read More

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (It’ll Be Streamed)

In last week’s article, we touched on the great pandemic puppy boom of 2020 and the downstream impact that consumer hoarding during the early stage of lockdowns had on the Consumer – Pet products and services sector. This week we … Read More

The Great Pandemic Puppy Boom

Panic buying by consumers at the start of the pandemic was for many of us the first “real” impact of COVID-19 that we had experienced up until that point. At the same time terrifying in its unprecedented scale and amusing … Read More