Still the Same

Still the Same

Generally favorable market conditions for private business sellers continued to prevail in the third quarter, according to GF Data’s just-released November report. “If this protracted sellers’ market were a song, it would be ‘Still the Same’,” said Andrew Greenberg, the CEO of GF Data. “If it were a movie, it would be ‘Frozen’ and if […]

2019 Carried Interest and Compensation Survey

2019 Carried Interest and Compensation Survey

This is the twelfth edition of the Carried Interest and Compensation Survey. This year we had exactly 300 funds participate. The survey’s compensation data is comprised of salary, bonus and carried interest paid over the prior 12-month period. The survey was conducted from September 1 to October 13, 2019. This year’s survey results total 90 […]

ILPA Publishes Model LP Agreement

ILPA Publishes Model LP Agreement

The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) has just released the first publicly available Model Limited Partnership Agreement (LPA) for the private equity industry.  A link to download the agreement is available at the end of this article. The new legal template, which is available for complimentary, industry-wide use, conforms to ILPA Principles 3.0 (first published […]

PE Continues Dedicated Business Development Focus

PE Continues Dedicated Business Development Focus

Nearly 60 percent of U.S. private equity firms have hired at least one business development professional whose full-time job is to call on deal intermediaries and other sources of deal flow, a new report suggests. That’s up from less than half of firms just two years ago, according to the just-released 2019 Deal Origination Benchmark […]

What Worries Institutional Investors

What Worries Institutional Investors

A new survey from Eaton Partners shows that institutional investors are growing concerned about anti-private equity rhetoric coming from some of the U.S. presidential candidates. Simultaneously, limited partners are also keeping a close eye on geopolitical events and starting to prepare for a possible U.S. economic pullback by taking a more defensive approach to investing. […]

Seller’s Market, Seller’s Rules

Seller’s Market, Seller’s Rules

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. Two hundred private equity sponsors and other acquirers reported to the data tracking firm on transactions completed in the $10 million to $250 million Total Enterprise Value (TEV) range. The […]

Party On?

Party On?

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. Two hundred private equity sponsors and other acquirers reported to the data tracking firm on 51 transactions completed in the $10 million […]

Billions in Opportunity in Automotive Supply

Billions in Opportunity in Automotive Supply

Deloitte has published its fourth “Global Automotive Supplier Study” which analyzes shareholder value performance for more than 200 automotive suppliers. In the new report, the firm reveals four disruptive mega-trends – shared mobility, electrification, technology convergence and new market entrants – that are driving the transformation of the automotive value chain and causing many senior […]

Debt Stays in the Driver’s Seat

Debt Stays in the Driver’s Seat

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. Two hundred private equity sponsors […]

Bain: Healthcare Private Equity Has Banner Year

Bain: Healthcare Private Equity Has Banner Year

According to Bain & Company’s eighth Global Healthcare Private Equity and Corporate M&A Report healthcare private equity outperformed other asset classes in 2018. In the face of growing economic and sociopolitical instability across the globe, healthcare assets attracted investors at record levels last year. Disclosed deal values surged almost 50 percent to $63.1 billion, topping […]

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