The need for weed

Cannabis is now mainstream. The once illicit drug is finding its way into many different sectors, as more and more states legalize and remove the barriers of entry into the market. Earlier this month, Business Insider spoke with a few … Read More

Transactions decline by 12% in Q1 2019

In an interview conducted by Intralinks, Paul Aversano, managing director with Alvarez & Marsal, discusses the many factors impacting M&A and private equity investments. Aversano believes that valuations will remain high and contends that deals need to get done, however, … Read More

Bought in America?

Trade War. China. Stock sell-off! It’s the can’t miss headline this week coming out of Washington. Who will survive? Who will be impacted? What are the safe investments, right now? And, how will China retaliate? All fair questions, and earlier … Read More

Will Mezzanine transactions continue to climb in H1-2019?

SPS released its Q1-2019 Mezzanine Market Perspective last month, detailing mezzanine market trends and transactions. The final quarter of 2018 ended strong with a 13.5% increase in deals compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. Overall, last year’s results were … Read More

Save room for improvement!

Last week, the SPS team enjoyed a group outing focused on team building exercises and games at the Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford. As with many of these sorts of activities, the concepts can be applied to many areas of … Read More

Are Healthcare deals a safe and stable investment?

This week, Heather Landi of Fierce Healthcare is reporting that private equity sponsored healthcare transactions in 2018 reached record levels, per data released from Bain & Company. According to Landi’s article, “private equity deals last year rose 50% to $63.1 … Read More

Who moved my cheese?

Recently, the SPS team enjoyed a cheese and wine tasting extravaganza prepared by none other than its own resident Gouda cheese expert, Jiwon Kim. With a selection of Gouda cheese from Murray’s Cheese and some pairings of wine and port, … Read More

Future-proof your firm with a competitor index

Which competitors end up buying the companies you liked? Are your peers outbidding you for the most quality, new deals within your investment criteria? In this complex and fast-moving environment, it’s vital to any sourcing strategy to know the competition’s … Read More

Are you a best in class deal originator?

Success as a deal originator is both an art and a science. Cultivating relationships and sourcing deals involves a certain gravitas, that even the most discerning professionals don’t enjoy. Yet, with the accumulation of vast amounts of data, the lines … Read More

Where do buyouts come from?

… When a sponsor meets a quality asset We’re fortunate to work with a wide variety of PE firms, that source and invest in ways that are increasingly more diverse. Some are hands-on, focusing their energies on finding companies ready … Read More