December 10, 2019
As my GF Data partners and I travel the country, one question dominates every conversation regarding this improbably long-lived seller’s market: “What inning is it?”Read More
November 21, 2019
Generally favorable market conditions for private business sellers continued to prevail in the third quarter, according to GF Data’s just-released November report.Read More
September 12, 2019
Seller-friendly positions on deal points continue to accompany favorable economics in this sustained seller’s market, according to GF Data’s Fall 2019 Key Deal Terms Report.Read More
September 4, 2019
We are seeing valuations remain at unprecedented levels. But that does not mean every business is being valued as highly as it was a year ago. Some industries – auto parts, building products – have started to flag based on concerns about the economic cycle or trade policy. Others – health & wellness, direct-to-consumer – continue to find room to surge. What are the differentiators between the two groups? It isn’t just industry, but often sub-categories within industries getting different receptions from buyers and lenders.
August 18, 2019
The protracted strong market for business sellers continues to be a party that shows no sign of winding down, according to GF Data’s report on private equity deal activity in the second quarter.
May 28, 2019
As the current M&A cycle in the lower middle market marches onward, first-quarter 2019 data shows the continuation of a familiar pattern, where valuation multiples bounce off the ceiling set by leverage availability and willingness of sponsors to over-equitize transactions (or not), according to GF data’s recently published May report.Read More