M&A legal advisors: How to grow in 2019

Writing in the American Lawyer this week, Keith Fall and Ross Weil argue for law firms to consider amplifying their existing private equity practice in a piece entitled “For Law Firms, a Deep Dive Into Private Equity Can Be Lucrative.” … Read More

To buy and to hold, from this day forward

Is 2019 the year of the long-term strategy? In this hyperactive and crowded marketplace, teeming with cash, firms are urgently formulating alternative strategies that differ from their peers to drive greater returns . A recent Wall Street Journal article noted … Read More

Let’s start the New Year right!

Private equity fundraising has set records and with that firms are sitting on a heap of dry powder – leading many investors to wonder how best to put that capital to use in 2019. In a crowded market it is … Read More

SPS Fusion – having all your systems integrated and aligned for 2019

2018 was Intelligent. During 2018, SPS was laser focused on Intelligent Integration,Intelligent Automation, and Intelligent Application. These three principles guided SPS’ product development and communication process, laying the foundation to advance deal sourcing in the coming years. A significant part … Read More

A year in review of your pipeline

It happens every year in every industry, pressed with a deadline, reporters and journalists alike phone-it-in with an infamous, nostalgic year-in-review piece. The articles are click bait, drive traffic, and we all fall for it. Besides, in this hyperactive news … Read More

Mapping out your deal sourcing

As mentioned last week, the Source is focusing on strategies to hit the ground running on January 2nd. If December is slowing down for you and your fund, it is a good time to consult a map to see where … Read More

Deal sourcing tips: Preparing for 2019

There are less than four working weeks left in 2018, and what a year it has been for M&A. For the next several posts, the Source will focus on year-end strategy tips and insights to prepare for a successful 2019. … Read More

Looking down from the mezzanine

Looking down from the mezzanine The Mezzanine Market Perspective for the third quarter of 2018 is now available. As SPS has indicated for quite some time, mezzanine transactions continue to depreciate year-over year, including a 41.6% drop in activity for … Read More

Travel smarter, like it’s 2019

To be of Service It’s never too early to start considering your travel plans for Q1 2019. Calendars are tentatively being booked, as conferences, forums, and conventions have set their dates. Therefore, it’s a good idea to consider where the … Read More

The deal sourcing game, part deux

Sweet Caroline, oh oh oh As New Yorkers and having celebrated our SPS team outing at the Audi Club at Yankee Stadium this year, we hate to say it, but the Red Sox are the World Champions, clutching the title … Read More