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Axial Radar: 2021 M&A Outlook

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Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of Axial Radar!

After a brief hiatus, Axial’s virtual event series returned this week with an A-list group of LMM focused deal professionals for a discussion on the M&A markets in 2021. How are investors and advisors preparing themselves for the year ahead after what was arguably the most disruptive and difficult year in modern history?

Over the course of the 60 minute discussion, you’ll hear about the flexibility required to successfully get deals done in a post-Covid world, the perspective of founders considering a transaction, and some of the elements of Covid deal making that are likely to stick around for the long term. Head down to this week’s featured Industry Trends article to access the recording of our 2021 M&A Outlook.

Our featured buy-side members this week include a centuries-old acquisitive corporation, a Canadian investment firm, and an alternative financing company. On the sell-side we’ll introduce you to a 40 year old M&A advisory firm and a storied Michigan-based investment bank.

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Featured Members


Okaya USA Inc

Okaya is an acquisitive corporation in the industrials space. In 1669, Okaya started its business as a company called “Sasaya” in Nagoya, the Japanese capital of manufacturing. ​​​​Over the centuries, Okaya has always supported the market through tradition and innovation. Okaya is dedicated to the continued shaping of the present and the passing on of trust and confidence to the next generation. ​​
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Acquisitions Northwest

Acquisitions Northwest, Inc.
M&A Advisory Firm

Acquisitions Northwest, Inc. (ANI) is one of the oldest and most active firms in the Northwest dedicated to advising buyers and sellers of middle-market companies. Since its founding in 1974, the firm has compiled an impressive record of successfully consummated projects not only in the Northwest, but nationally and internationally as well.
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Satchco Holdings
Holding Company

Satchco Holdings is a private investment firm headquartered in Ontario, Canada. Co-founded by Greg Walton and Jason Foulds, Satchco seeks out companies that have the potential to thrive for generations, not just investment cycles. The firm’s investments grow through developing leaders, providing business financing/strategic capital, and offering guidance at key milestones.
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Schwartz & Co.
Investment Bank

Schwartz & Co. is an Investment Banking firm with a distinguished history in advisory and capital markets transactions. As a fully licensed and registered broker dealer, the Schwartz team services both private and public corporations, as well as private equity clients. Leveraging industry knowledge and process expertise, as well as the deep buyer relationships of the firm’s senior bankers, Schwartz & Co. has a demonstrated track record of long-term success since 1976.
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Steel Capital

Steel Capital Management, LLC
Senior Lender

Steel Capital Management is an alternative financing company, partnering with emerging B2C companies by providing innovative capital solutions to accelerate growth. Steel provides lower-cost growth capital in the form of non-dilutive debt financing to select business-to-consumer companies in the omnichannel retail (E-commerce and/or physical locations) and food & beverage industries.
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