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Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of Axial Radar!
The days of discounted deals are over. A recent BDO survey revealed that 91% of fund managers are projecting a hike in asset prices over the next 6 months. Half of those respondents believe that the increase could even go as high as 10-25%.
As the saying goes, fortune favors the bold. Those who were able to get deals done in the early days of the pandemic are likely the current owners of artificially discounted assets (EBITDAC, am I right?). Head over to this week’s featured Industry Trends article to read more about the various market dynamics at play driving up valuations and forcing investors to employ creative M&A strategies to stand out from the competition.
Our featured buy-side members this week include a global holding company in the food and agriculture space, an acquisitive insurance service provider, and an entrepreneurial private equity firm. On the sell-side we’ll introduce you to a strategic consulting firm and a seasoned LMM focused M&A advisory firm.
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