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Axial Radar: Strong Start for Asset Deals in 2021

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Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of Axial Radar!

Asset deals were one of the hardest hit transaction types in 2020. Here are the numbers: last year, global M&A decreased by 7%. Asset deals (as a stand-alone transaction category) dropped by more than 22%. This year, however, is already shaping up to be a much stronger year for asset deals. Sign of good things to come?

A seller may elect to structure a deal as an asset sale for a whole host of reasons, such as getting rid of an underperforming line of business, or to generate cash and prepare for future transactions. Head down to this week’s featured Industry Trends article to read more about what we can deduce from the market’s increased asset deal activity so far in 2021.

Our featured buy-side members this week include a B2B SaaS focused investment firm, a Nashville-based private equity firm, and an independent sponsor focused on partnering with family-owned companies. On the sell-side we’ll introduce you to a LMM focused advisor and an investment bank run by professionals with over 50 years of combined experience.

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Featured Members

Lock 8

Lock 8 Partners
Private Equity Firm

Lock 8 Partners, headquartered in the DC area, seeks to make control investments in small-scale B2B SaaS businesses. The firm’s investment thesis focuses on sourcing below-the-radar companies with solid products and enhancing operations to achieve their full potential.
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M&A Advisory Firm

Navant is an operations-focused, growth and exit advisor in the lower-middle market. The firm helps technology executives build more resilient, scalable businesses, with a focus on becoming more effective sellers of their companies. Headquartered in Houston, Navant was founded by accomplished technology executive and investment banker, Jeff Brown.
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LFM Capital

LFM Capital
​​​​​​Private Equity Firm

Headquartered in Nashville, TN, LFM Capital invests in niche manufacturing and industrial services companies by providing financial capital and strategic resources. LFM works with existing management teams to develop world-class operations and targeted growth, driving long-term value for management, employees, and investors.
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Cassel Salpeter

Cassel Salpeter & Co.
Investment Bank

Cassel Salpeter & Co. is an independent investment banking firm that provides advice to middle-market and emerging growth companies in the U.S. and worldwide. Together, the firm’s professionals have more than 50 years of experience providing private and public companies with a broad spectrum of investment banking and financial advisory services, including: mergers and acquisitions (M&A); equity and debt capital raises; fairness and solvency opinions; valuations; and restructurings, such as 363 sales and plans of reorganization.
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Healy Capital Partners
Independent Sponsor

Healy Capital Partners (“HCP”) is a private equity investment firm focused on partnering with closely held and family-owned companies. The firm seeks out investments in lower middle market companies in which they can establish a truly collaborative partnership with all constituents to accelerate growth. HCP partners with management teams to build sustainable value in businesses over the long-term, without the artificial constraints fundraising cycles create for more traditional private equity funds.
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This week from
Middle Market Review

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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The 10X Club + 10 Years
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The Evolution of ESG in Private Equity
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Industry Trends

The Asset Deal Trends to Watch in 2021


Source: Bloomberg Law

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