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Ardenton Capital Corporation

Family Office

Founded in 2009, Ardenton Capital is a global private equity firm with a presence in the US, UK, and Canada. Ardenton’s unique investment philosophy focuses on partnering with talented operating teams to build true, sustainable value over a long period of time. The firm targets profitable middle market businesses, typically generating between $5M and $15M of EBITDA across a wide range of industries. Ardenton Capital was founded by James Livingston, a seasoned financial professional with significant investment and operational expertise. Read More

Evergreen Advisors

M&A Advisory Firm

Evergreen Advisors is a middle market investment bank and corporate advisory firm focused on servicing organizations throughout their financial lifecycle to drive successful outcomes. Founded in 2001, Evergreen serves businesses in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US, including Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, and Pennsylvania. The firm provides innovative and strategic solutions in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and corporate advisory. Read More

Monument MicroCap Partners, LLC

Independent Sponsor

Monument MicroCap Partners (MMP) is an independent private investment firm comprised of highly experienced and accomplished private equity and operational executives seeking to sponsor the acquisition of companies in the MicroCap Market, which they define as businesses having EBITDA of $1-5 million. MMP’s focus is on businesses located in the United States and Canada. With offices in Indianapolis and Chicago, MMP’s partners have extensive experience and a successful track record of investing in and operating dozens of companies in the U.S. and Canadian lower middle markets. Read More

D.A. Davidson

Investment Bank

DA Davidson is a leading financial services holding company, offering its clients a full suite of integrated financial products. Headquartered in Montana, with a presence across 16 states, DA Davidson continues to expand in its geographical reach and breadth of product offering. The firm’s investment banking division has been providing expert advice and guidance to middle market companies for the last 80 years. DA Davidson has expertise in a wide range of industries, with a focus on consumer, diversified industrials, financial institutions, real estate, and technology. Read More

Zatara Capital

Independent Sponsor

Zatara Capital is a boutique merchant banking platform focused on providing capital and debt advisory services to middle market companies. Founded by leveraged finance professionals, Zatara Capital delivers differentiated, flexible, covenant-lite financing solutions designed to enable companies to meet their strategic objectives. Zatara Capital professionals have a track record of delivering true capital markets expertise by raising flexible and often bespoke capital solutions through corporate/high yield bonds, secured and unsecured loans and credit facilities, structured equity and common equity to support acquisitions, recapitalizations and growth financings. Read More

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This week from middle market review

                    + Top 20 Lower Middle Market Investment Banks [Q3]
                    + Operating Partners Remain in Demand
                    + Family Offices Continue to Adapt and Grow
                    + The (No-Prep) Business Development Event of the Year:
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Industry Trends

+ 20.3% of M&A in the United States was completed by PE firms through Q3 2019, down from 25.2% in 2018.
+ That 20.3% market share represents $268B in announced deals. If the ratio of PE deals continues at this rate, 2019 will be the second consecutive year of this downward trend.

Source: Bloomberg

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