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June 09, 2021 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Firms by Deal Size Categories

Years ago, we reported on the trend of private equity firms moving down market, closing smaller deals and moving away from the more competitive landscape of the larger deal space.

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To see the effects of this trend now, I grouped the private equity firms from our M&A Research Database into four categories, based on the enterprise value of their typical platform acquisitions (add-on investments excluded).

Size Categories

  • Small ($0 – $50 million EV)
  • Mid ($50 – $250 million EV)
  • Large ($250 – $500 million EV)
  • Mega ($500+ million)

Interestingly, approximately half of the private equity firms now focus on smaller deals, with an enterprise value range of $0 – $50 million.

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June 04, 2021 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Seven Reasons for Record Deal Flow

Most middle market investment bankers I talk to are reporting record deal flow. Likewise, private equity firms, industry wide, are saying they are inundated with deal opportunities. In fact, May (2021) was likely a record month for most private equity firms, in terms of the number of inbound deal opportunities coming across their desks. Why is that?

Seven converging factors driving the abundance of M&A deals…

May 05, 2021 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Milestone: 100,000 Portfolio Companies

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April 06, 2021 1 Comment Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Office Migrations – Covid Effect

Covid-19 forced a tectonic shift in how we work and where we work. With more people working from home, many companies took this opportunity, while already disrupted, to relocate their corporate headquarters.

A common sentiment heard on zoom calls, “The home office approach is working better than we expected. Maybe we don’t really need an office downtown.”

“Maybe we don’t need to be in this state,” was the reply.

Consequently, some firms relocated.

Anecdotal conversations around the M&A community suggest a lot of firms left New York and moved to Florida, Texas and Colorado. But what does the data show?

We compared the headquarter locations of private equity firms in our M&A Research Database in January 2000 to March 2021. The chart below shows the migrations of private equity firms over the past 15 months, by state.