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Axial Radar: Run, Bull, Run!

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Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of Axial Radar!

2021 is in the rearview mirror. And while the final numbers are still being tallied, we already know that M&A broke records. We’re just waiting to find out by how much. Now, the question on everyone’s mind… how much longer can this bull run continue?

One leading indicator – private company valuations – suggests that the old bull has got some gas left in the tank. Median EV/EBITDA ratios across all major middle market industries were up in 2021. Discrepancies between limited supply and ample demand tells you that those numbers have few places to go but up. Head over to this week’s featured Industry Trends article to read more about where deal valuations are likely headed in 2022.

Our featured buy-side members this week include an international private investment firm, a family office focused on the consumer, healthcare, industrials, and business services sectors, and an acquisitive business accelerator. On the sell-side, we’ll introduce you to a Nashville-based M&A advisory firm and a full-service investment bank.

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Featured Members

Iberian Ventures

Iberian Ventures
Independent Sponsor

Iberian Ventures is a Spain-based private investment firm with a unique approach to private equity investing. The founding members of the Iberian team have deep operational experience in tech and management consulting, that they leverage to effectively run the businesses that they acquire. Iberian subscribes to a long-term value building approach, having no intention to sell the assets that they buy.

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PVB Advisors

PVB Advisors, LLC
M&A Advisory Firm

PVB Advisors, based in Nashville, TN, is an M&A advisory firm focused on the lower middle market, with particular emphasis and expertise with companies operating in the “Outsourced Business Services Sector.” PVB represents both buyers and sellers in pursuit of M&A transactions, manages debt and equity capital raises for client companies, and provides financial advisory services for companies interested in completing strategic and/or financial transactions.

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Cord Grass Holdings

Cord Grass Holdings
Family Office

Cord Grass Holdings is a private investment firm focused on small to medium sized acquisitions. The firm partners with exceptional companies seeking the next stage of growth. Post acquisition, the Cord Grass team works closely with their portfolio companies to drive measurable value for all stakeholders.

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Telos Capital Advisors

Telos Capital Advisors
Investment Bank

Telos Capital Advisors (www.TelosCap.com) is an investment banking firm that helps privately-held companies sell their businesses, acquire other businesses, and raise capital. The firm’s services include accomplishing mergers and acquisitions, obtaining financing, sourcing loans for distressed or bridge finance situations, and financial restructuring.

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Acel360

Acel360
Holding Company

ACEL360 is a business accelerator that drives the growth and increases the enterprise value of small and mid-sized Federal contractors. The company offers the first comprehensive, cohesive business acceleration program focused exclusively on building success in the Federal marketplace. The ACEL360 Acceleration Program is developed and presented in partnership with Wolf Den Associates, a practitioner-led management consulting firm that has helped more 200 Federal contractors compete and succeed.

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This week from
Middle Market Review

The Case for Healthcare M&A in 2022 [Virtual Roundtable]
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LMM Deal Digest: December 2021
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Target Practice: Finding the Right Buyer is Tricky Business
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With the Supply Chain in Turmoil, Deal Making Gets Creative
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Industry Trends

Forecasts Point to Frothy Valuations in the Year Ahead

Source: Mergers & Acquisitions

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