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Announcing the First 50 Recipients of the Covid-19 Closed Deal Badge


The entire world has been turned upside down by Covid-19. It has not spared the lower middle market’s entrepreneurs and ecosystem of dealmakers and critical service providers. 

Some buyers have retrenched, others became even more active. Some investment bankers have put deals on hold, others have been as active as ever. Some lenders have raised new funds to capitalize on the opportunity, others have “taken shelter for the moment.” 

To recognize those organizations who have found a way to overcome the obstacles and get deals done in these unprecedented circumstances, we’re excited to introduce the Covid-19 Closed Deal Badge and the first 50 recipients.

Who is Eligible for the Badge?

Any organization who closed or facilitated the close of a lower middle market deal since the March 13th, 2020 Declaration of National Emergency is eligible to receive the Covid-19 Closed Deal Badge.

How do I Claim my Badge?

To request your badge, simply fill out this 30-second form. Upon review, we will follow up with any questions or issue your badge credential.  

Eligibility FAQ

Q: Do I have to be an Axial member to receive the badge? 
A: No, it’s for any organization doing deals in the lower middle market. 

Q: Does it have to be a lower middle market transaction? 
A: Yes. TEV must be less than $250M.

Q: Where can we use the badge? 
A: All recipients will get a badge “kit” that allows you to easily use the badges in any of your company’s marketing materials, email signatures, etc (see example below). If you’re an Axial member, the badge will appear in the future within your Axial profile.


Q: Do I have to have closed a deal with another Axial member for it to count? 
A: No. Any lower middle market deal closed after the March 13th national emergency is eligible for this badge.

Q: Can I earn multiple Covid-19 Closed Deal Badges? 
A: Yes, we’ll tally them! 

Q: Does a SPAC transaction count? 
A: Yes, provided the acquired company was privately held.


Without further ado, here are the first 50 recipients of the Axial Covid-19 Closed Deal Badge:


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