Where are the renewable deals?

Renewable energy transactions were on a steady climb beginning in January 2010 and peaking in the first-half of 2015. Unfortunately, activity stalled over the next eight quarters (July 2015 – June 2017) with a 24% decline in 2016 alone. Moreover, … Read More

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Caution: Under construction

What’s impacting the Construction market? Per PWC’s 2017 Engineering and Construction Trends – Survival of the biggest (part of its Strategy& series), contracting, consolidation, and competition are reshaping the engineering and construction market. A little more detail The trends outlined … Read More

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The deal sourcing doctors

I am a grown adult with an embarrassing confession to make – I hate visiting the doctor and avoid it at all costs! Whether it’s a routine physical, teeth cleaning, a pain in my shoulder that needs to get checked … Read More

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The devil is in the retail

U.S. retail sales for July increased by 0.6% This week, it was widely reported that the U.S. Department of Commerce announced U.S. retail sales for July increased by 0.6% – the largest gain since December 2016 – and the June numbers were … Read More


26% decline in Media deals

Media deals have continued a downward trajectory when comparing the last twelve months (July 2016 – June 2017) with its two preceding periods (July 2015 – June 2016 and July 2014 – June 2015). Reviewing the Media numbers: LTM June … Read More

Your community of deal sources

Who are the new sell-side advisors? In Q2 2017, there were 30 new sell-side advisors that closed a deal for the first time; 11% of those firms were Texas based. There were ~200 unique professionals that advised on a deal … Read More

The view from the Mezzanine

10% decline in mezzanine transactions For the twelve-month period ending in March 2017, overall sponsored transactions have increased by nearly 12% YOY; yet, for the same period, mezzanine transactions have declined by 10%. Although, in Q1 2017, mezzanine debt investments … Read More

“Go West, young man!”

Of the 23-new sell-side intermediaries that closed a deal for the first time in Q2, approximately 20% of those deals closed in the Food sector, followed by 15% in both the Consumer and IT sectors (the pie chart details all … Read More

Pacific West leads in the first half of 2017

We’ve closed the books on the first-half of 2017. Well…what happened? More than 3,500 transactions traded since the first of the year. January was the busiest month, with nearly 20% of deals closing in it (albeit many of those transactions … Read More

M&A Transaction Trivia!

How versed are you in M&A transactions? In lieu of the holiday commemorating our nation’s 241st birthday, let’s celebrate with M&A Trivia! What could be more American than competing with your friends in the pursuit of trivial knowledge? What’s the largest M&A … Read More