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Most Active Lower Middle Market Firms – Axial Q3 Leaderboards

Today, Axial releases its quarterly leaderboards identifying the most active middle market and lower middle market private equity groups, investment banks, lenders and corporations. The rankings identify the firms doing the most deals, connecting most often, and having the biggest impact on the network.

Despite relatively sluggish deal activity in Q3-13, many new firms earned a spot on the leaderboards. On the Private Equity table, Springwell Partners, ShoreView, Hayford Cardinal, and Bridge Investments all debuted this quarter. Littlebanc Advisors, Ferrellgas Partners, and RAI Group joined the Investment Banking, Corporate Acquirers, and Lenders rankings respectively. If you are at M&A East, congratulate fellow attendees RLS Associates, Veritas Financial Partners, CapX Partners, and Marquette for their appearance on the list.

Most Active Boutique Investment Banks

Rank Firm HQ Activity Level
1 Corporate Finance Associates CA 100
2 Monarch Bay Securities CA 95.7
3 Focus Bankers DC 94.5
4 Littlebanc Advisors FL 88.9
5 Bedminster Financial Group PA 84.9
View the complete rankings: Boutique Investment Banks

Most Active Middle Market Private Equity Groups

Rank Firm HQ Activity Level
1 Crescendo Capital Partners CA 87.4
2 Springwell Partners CT 81.6
3 Coastline Capital NY 79.6
4 Bridge Investments IL 73.4
5 Foundation Investment Partners OH 70.5
View the complete rankings: Middle Market Private Equity Groups

Most Active Middle Market Corporate Acquirers

Rank Firm HQ Activity Level
1 Integrated Electrical Services CT 67.3
2 CTJ Management FL 65.9
3 Ferrellgas Partners (NYSE: FGP) KS 55.5
4 Anderson Global Industries TX 54.4
5 Xerox Corp (NYSE: XRX) CT 53.6

View the complete rankings: Middle Market Corporate Acquirers

Most Active Middle Market Lenders

Rank Firm HQ Activity Level
1 RAI Group NJ 92.9
2 Full Circle Capital NY 71.1
3 Liquid Capital Partners TX 70.4
4 Veritas Financial Partners FL 64.6
5 GB Credit Partners MA 63.3

View the complete rankings: Middle Market Lenders

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