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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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