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Axial Radar: Operating Talent > Everything

Axial Radar

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Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of Axial Radar!

A few weeks ago, I quoted an old boss in an MMR article about a recent deal that closed through the Axial platform. “Financial alchemy can only get you so far in the world of private equity.” He’d continue, “few things trump the value of hands-on operational experience and industry expertise.”

Operational talent has and always will be a critical part of running a successful M&A strategy. If anything, the need for qualified talent has only become more pronounced since the pandemic. New challenges call for new people with the right skill set to overcome those challenges. Head down to this week’s featured Industry Trends section of Radar to read more about the difficulty of finding the right people to develop M&A capabilities in today’s economy, and other important factors for success.

Our featured buy-side members this week include a 20 year old private equity firm, a PE firm with north of $700M in AUM, and a healthcare focused investor. On the sell-side, we’ll introduce you to a Charlotte-based investment bank and an investment banking firm serving clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to privately held companies.

Click here to follow Axial on LinkedIn and stay up to date on the latest trends in the world of Lower Middle Market deal making.


Featured Members

Fulton Capital

Fulton Capital LLC
Private Equity Firm

Founded in 2003, Fulton Capital LLC is a private equity firm that specializes in acquiring small and mid-sized companies typically with revenues between $10M and $50M. The Fulton team works closely with portfolio company management at both the strategic and operational levels to grow businesses into industry leading companies through a combination of internal growth and strategic acquisitions.

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7 Mile Advisors
Investment Bank

7MA provides industry-focused investment banking and advisory services globally. The firm helps its clients sell their companies, raise capital, grow through acquisitions, and evaluate new markets. 7MA was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.

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Tower Arch

Tower Arch Capital
Private Equity Firm

Tower Arch Capital is a lower-middle market private equity fund with $722M in assets under management. The firm is currently investing from a recently raised $450M committed fund. Tower Arch focuses on partnering with and growing high-quality family and entrepreneur-owned companies to deliver long-term value for its management teams and investors.

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Stout Risius Ross Advisors, LLC
​​​​​​Investment Bank

Stout is a leading independent advisory firm specializing in Investment Banking, Valuation Advisory, Dispute Consulting, and Management Consulting. The firm serves a range of clients from Fortune 500 corporations to privately held companies in numerous industries.

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Leon Healthcare

Leon Healthcare Partners
Family Office

Leon Healthcare Partners is a Family Office focused on generating leading investment returns while emphasizing patient care and long term sustainability of healthcare businesses. The firm was founded by Fernando De Leon, a Harvard alumni who began his career at Goldman Sachs in New York.

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This week from
Middle Market Review

Strong Year of LMM Deal Activity Expected in 2021
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How to Develop an M&A Strategy that Aligns with Your Growth Story
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PE vs VC: The Battle for Software and Technology
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Axial’s LMM Deal Digest: January 2021 Edition
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Industry Trends

Global M&A Report 2021


Source: Bain & Company

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