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Axial Radar: Fortune Favors the Bold

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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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Featured Members


Continental Grain Company
Holding Company

Continental Grain Company is a global investor, owner and operator of companies across the food, agribusiness, and commodities spectrum. CGC creates long-term value by applying deep industry knowledge, capital, and talent to businesses ranging from established market leaders to promising innovators. The firm’s portfolio covers the spectrum of food and agribusiness leaders — from early stage ventures to established market leaders. View Profile


CoBuilder Inc
M&A Advisory Firm

CoBuilder is a consulting organization that helps clients with organizing business relationships and processes. The firm also helps its clients optimize sales processes, generate new marketing ideas, foster business alliances and/or channel development, find and prepare for funding through investment or M&A, and assistance with outsourced management services. View Profile

Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor provides an unrivalled and growing range of insurance services, claims, and technology solutions across the globe, with a specialism in complex situations requiring distinctive technical expertise and technology. View Profile

Protegrity Advisors

Protegrity Advisors
M&A Advisory Firm

Protegrity Advisors is a leading regional M&A advisory firm serving multiple business sectors in the lower middle market ($5 million to $100 million in revenue). The firm’s deal team members have all completed business divestitures, acquisitions and finance transactions as CEOs, General Counsel, and senior business executives. View Profile

RallyDay Partners

Rallyday Partners
Private Equity Firm

Rallyday Partners is an investment partnership that supports great companies led by audacious leaders with big dreams. Applying their entrepreneurial DNA, RallyDay designed a stepping stone capital solution that grows with their partners, at their pace, and on their terms. View Profile

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The Evolution of the Healthcare Industry (Virtual Roundtable)
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Axial’s LMM Deal Digest: April 2021 Edition
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Behavioral Health M&A Report: Q1 2021
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Top 20 Lower Middle Market Investment Banks [Q1 2021]
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Industry Trends

BDO Private Capital Pulse Survey

Source: BDO

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