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“The GF Data Resources data base is an invaluable tool in the management of our business.  Quality data on transactions in the lower middle market is very scarce.  The data base is easy to navigate, and the ability to delve deeper into the data by searching by business category or NAICS code is an important tool.  The regular reporting on valuations, leverage, and key deal terms keeps us abreast of the market.  Whether analyzing a new opportunity, providing valuation support, or accessing the market for an exit, GF Data has become a regular part of our portfolio management.”

—Drex Knight, Parkway Capital Investors

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GF Data has become an invaluable resource for us, one that gives us a competitive edge by providing up-to-date valuation information on lower-middle market private equity transactions. We look forward to continuing to strengthening the bond between our firms.

—Tim Clifford, Abacus

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“GF Data is one of the only data sources that can provide our clients with valuation data specific to the size of their business from the perspective of financial buyers.  It is also very helpful to have their insight on other pertinent deal terms that impact the economics of a transaction, such as leverage, indemnity, escrow, etc."

—Jeremy Ellis, Genesis Capital

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“At Wipfli Corporate Finance we use the GF Data as a resource to aid in valuation expectations from the Private Equity buyer pool.  We’ve also found the value and leverage tables to be key staples in our quarterly newsletters.  The Wipfli LLP valuation team have used the data to supplement private transactional data used in the market approach.  The data integrity is exceptional and the value to us continues to grow as the database expands with each year and each new PE subscriber.”

—Karen A. Monfre, Partner, Valuation Litigation and Transaction Services,  Wipfli LLP

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“GF Data Resources has become an integral tool for our business. Whether its providing general market data to benchmark our firm for our investors or specific sector data to help support a bid price, leverage multiple, or GAAP valuation we find their unique insight and data on the lower middle market unique in the industry.”

—Tyson Smith, Partner, Tecum Capital Partners, Pittsburgh, PA

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“I often tell our clients that reported purchase multiples do not determine value, but rather they are the result of a complex valuation process. GF Data Resources has been invaluable in assisting us with structuring and pricing trends which results in better value conclusions. Being able to show trends over time across sizes or industries is extremely helpful when discussing why a specific company’s value may differ from reported averages.”

—Lloyd Bell, Meaden & Moore, Ltd., Cleveland, Ohio

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“GF Data is an important resource for Quarton. Reliable deal information in the middle market isn’t always readily available. The statistics maintained by GF Data are important and they help inform our valuation judgements.”

—Rob Parker, Co-Founder and Partner, Quarton International

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“GF Data reports on what financial buyers are really paying for middle market companies.  They also provide valuable data on leverage, pricing, and terms and conditions.  There is no other reliable source for this type of data.”

—Ronald Miller, President and Managing Director, Cleary Gull Inc.

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“We have been a subscriber to GF Data Resources for a number of years and find its Leverage Reports, M&A reports, and Key Deal Term reports to be valuable in both our Transaction Services and Business Valuation practices in terms of deal structures and benchmark valuation data points for PE backed deals in the lower end of the middle market.  Further, the database itself is user friendly and provides the ability to drill down into deal metrics by industry code.  We would highly recommend this as a valuable tool.”

—Mark Bober, Practice Leader, Transaction Services, Bober Markey Fedorovich, Cleveland Ohio.

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“As a middle market investment banking firm that works regularly with private equity firms, we are constantly looking for truly comparable, current data on valuations and deal structure. GF Data is an excellent resource for this information, and we find it reliable, accurate and user-friendly. They are the only source for certain information--such as premium data on platform acquisitions versus add-ons and on above-average performing companies. Their key deal terms report has also been of real value.”

—Frederic Floberg, Managing Director, The Chicago Corporation, Chicago, IL

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“We’ve come to rely on GF Data to supplement our more traditional research channels.  Its unique and dynamic middle market data inform not only valuation, but also capital structure metrics when preparing pitches, negotiating transactions, and developing market perspectives.”

—Joe Wagner, Director of Industrials Investment Banking, PMCF

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“As the leading underwriter of public capital in the BDC sector, we rely on GF Data to give us a competitive edge and keep us current on leverage and valuation levels.”

—Joe Culley, Head of Capital Markets, Janney Montgomery Scott