To add, or not to add?

Is the add-on strategy paying-off in today’s market of high valuations? Many investors look to buy smaller companies at lower multiples to expand the firm’s portfolio. Once the portfolio reaches scale, it is possible for these investors to achieve multiple … Read More

Will better data analysis lead to better deal relationships?

Deal originators and investors alike are searching for unique ways to use data to navigate this market and exploit market opportunities to improve fund performance. SPS prides itself on its deal sourcing intelligence; this includes its ability to generate new … Read More

Leverage your existing network to expand your deal community

Community is the fabric of our existence. Each one of us participates in multiple communities that significantly influence our lives. As an M&A professional, it is difficult to underestimate the vast power of the community that surrounds you. In fact, … Read More

Better data utilization equates to better fund performance

In last week’s post, SPS analyzed the most active equity investors and sellers, as well as the most active advisors since Memorial Day of 2018. While it continues to be a very busy summer, it is still important to be … Read More

White Hot M&A Summer

It is Labor Day Weekend, which marks the unofficial end to summer! Yet, this summer gave no rest for the weary, as M&A activity has not slowed down as in previous years. Deal flow was active and robust since Memorial … Read More

Is there a boom in M&A?

As the headlines insist, the M&A market is on the cusp of setting record numbers for 2018. Per the WSJ, if M&A activity keeps its current pace, it is on track to surpass the record-setting year of 2007. Moreover, should … Read More

11% decline in deals during the second quarter YOY

We are halfway through the third quarter of 2018! – can you believe it? And, the Source has yet to examine deal activity for the first half of the year. Transactions trading in Q2 More than 1,800 transactions closed in … Read More

Do we have an exit plan?

Private equity exits continue to rise in the second quarter of 2018. Impressively, there was a 10% increase in exits from the first to second quarter. Much has been written as of late of the potential boom in sponsored backed … Read More

What is happening in the mezzanine?

What is happening in the mezzanine? After closing the year down 28% year-over-year, mezzanine financings continue to decline in 2018. The second quarter Mezzanine Market Perspective is now available and features the latest commentary on the most recent full quarter … Read More

Making the most of Summer

For more than a year, the Source, among many other publications and news outlets, has reported extensively on the challenging and competitive market that deal originators are confronting. As valuations continue to skyrocket, there is still an astronomical amount of … Read More