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Axial Radar: PE Fundraising Marches On


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Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of Axial Radar!

It’s been a long year for the startup and VC community. The SPAC bust, crypto winter, and now, investors are ringing the alarm bells about an impending ‘funding freeze.’

Private equity fundraising numbers, however, tell a very different tale. Despite significant macro headwinds, PE fundraising has marched on mostly uninterrupted, on pace to surpass last year’s record number of $340B. In this week’s featured Industry Trends article, we surface a report highlighting PE fundraising activity through H1 2022. The report discusses the factors that have led to this sustained fundraising activity and how GP’s are strategically positioning themselves to have access to capital at any point in any economic cycle.

Our featured buy-side members this week include a boutique investment firm, a language translation solutions company, and a LMM-focused holding company. On the sell-side we’ll introduce you to two middle market M&A advisory firms.

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Featured Members

HIG Capital

Mianus Capital
Private Equity Firm

Mianus Capital (“Mianus”) is a boutique private equity firm focused on investing in technology and innovation-driven private companies with robust growth potential in lower middle market across North America and Asia. The firm strives for attractive returns and long-term success through seeking market-leading niche businesses with identifiable growth opportunities in global healthcare and life science industries.

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Kainos Capital

Conlin & Co.
Individual Accredited Investor

Conlin & Co. is a M&A advisory firm that services middle market companies. The firm’s previous experience includes representing Tell Manufacturing, Inc., a leading U.S. manufacturer and distributor of commercial doors, locks and hardware, in its acquisition by Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. a diversified consumer products company. The firm also represented Herbert L. Flake Company, a value added business-to-business distributor of security hardware & access control products in its recapitalization with Supply Chain Equity Partners.

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Language Network Inc

Language Network is a translation solutions company partnering with organizations in government, healthcare, and international businesses. The firm is a strategic acquirer of similar language service companies in North America and has made 4 add-on acquisitions since 2018.

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FTI Consulting

Invictus Mergers & Acquisitions
M&A Advisory Firm

Invictus is a privately held Mergers and Acquisitions firm with a focus on serving privately held, middle-market companies. The firm’s clients benefit from experience, integrity, personalized service, and confidential connections throughout the mergers and acquisitions process.

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FTI Consulting

SPX Holdings
Holding Company

SPX Holdings is a private investment firm focused on acquiring profitable, exceptionally well run, lower-middle market family businesses. The firm encourages owners to continue holding a minority interest in their company and work to reach joint goals. SPX focuses on industries and sectors where their shared investing and operating experience can bring the most value to the business and its customers, team members and partners.

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Industry Trends

PE fundraising capital on pace for record year despite wavering global markets

Fundraising activity remains consistent


Source: PitchBook

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