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Axial Radar: Good Old Valuation Disputes

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Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of Axial Radar!

A recent survey of 250 corporate M&A professionals confirmed what many of us in the M&A community have been hearing for months: increasing deal volumes, a strong appetite to get deals done, and a general improvement in sentiment, despite the continued challenges, means we’re likely in for a very active year of M&A.

One of the most encouraging data points from the survey is actually the #1 predicted roadblock to getting deals done this year. Nothing says return-to-normal better than good old disputes over seller valuation expectations. Head down to this week’s featured industry trends section of Radar to read about the other potential factors standing in the way of what should be an eventful 2021.

Our featured buy-side members this week include a leading industrials-focused PE firm, a healthcare PE firm, and a private investment firm focused on partnering with service businesses in the aerospace and defense industry. On the sell-side we’ll introduce you to a boutique healthcare advisor and a Scottsdale-based M&A advisory firm.

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Featured Members

Validor Capital

Validor Capital
Private Equity Firm

Validor Capital is a private investment firm that provides liquidity to family and founder owned industrial, manufacturing, and service businesses in the lower middle market. The team at Validor seeks situations where they can partner with management teams to leverage their combined expertise and deep industry relationships to create significant value.
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The Belay Group

The Belay Group
M&A Advisory Firm

The Belay Group is a boutique advisory firm that provides investment banking and strategic advisory services to middle market and emerging growth healthcare companies. The firm was founded by veteran healthcare investment banker, Marc Anderson.
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Cyprus Ridge Capital

Cypress Ridge Capital
Independent Sponsor

Cypress Ridge Capital is a healthcare private equity firm focused on supporting innovative middle market companies with transformational growth opportunities. The firm targets investments across a broad set of healthcare subsectors in partnership with exceptional entrepreneurs and management teams that are passionate about disrupting the existing paradigm in healthcare.
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Ardent Advisory Group

Ardent Advisory Group
M&A Advisory Firm

Ardent Advisory Group is a Scottsdale-based M&A advisory firm, providing representation to mid-sized companies (valued between $5M and $250M). The Ardent team has experience across industries, including aerospace & defense, car wash & auto services, consumer products, construction, distribution, education, and manufacturing.
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The Afranie Group

The Afranie Group, LLC.
Holding Company

The Afranie Group is an investment firm focused on partnering with small manufacturing and service-related businesses that cater to the Aerospace, Aviation, and Defense industries, that stand to benefit from the firm’s extensive industry knowledge and decades long experience.
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