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Axial Radar: The Least Surprising M&A Trend from 2020

Axial Radar

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Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of Axial Radar!

Of all the 2020 trends and analysis that came out over the last few weeks, the results from the consumer food and beverage space are probably the least surprising. Example – baked goods consumption was up 30% in the last 6 months of the year. Yup, that checks out.

The problem is, by the time these trends are published, most of the opportunity is already spoken for. However, what separates the good from the great deal makers is the ability to uncover and capitalize on the ancillary opportunities that emerge from these core trends. Head down to this week’s featured Industry Trends article to take a look at some of the most prominent, and likely long-lasting trends in the consumer F&B space from last year.

Our featured buy-side members this week include a Texas-based investment firm, a B2B software focused investor, and a corporation operating in the fundraising space. On the sell-side we’ll introduce you to a leading M&A advisory firm and the premier advisory firm in the northern Rocky Mountains.

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Featured Members

Dekos Capital

Dekos Capital
Independent Sponsor

Dekos Capital Management LLC is a privately held Texas-based investment firm. Dekos’ founders are former private equity, investment banking, and operating executives using personal and institutional capital to invest in strategically viable businesses.
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Kainos Capital

M-One Advisors, LLC
​​​​​​M&A Advisory Firm

M-One Advisors, LLC focuses on Acquisitions, Divestitures, Mergers and Family Business Transition services, working with high net worth private individuals (baby boomers) that are looking to sell or transfer their business to the next generation of owners. The firm is geographically focused in the NE United States as well as the west coast of Florida.
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Arthur Ventures
Private Equity Firm

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Arthur Ventures is a private equity firm focused on making minority and majority investments in software and business services companies. The firm targets investments of $2-20M in companies headquartered in North America.
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FTI Consulting

Compass Advisors
M&A Advisory Firm

Compass Advisors is a Merger & Acquisition firm specializing in business sales, mergers, acquisitions, and valuations for privately held companies. Since 1991, the firm has successfully advised in over 125 transactions, establishing Compass Advisors as the premier M&A Advisory firm in the northern Rocky Mountains.
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FTI Consulting

Orr Group, Inc.

Founded in 1991, Orr Group applies analytical frameworks and ROI-based models developed in the for-profit world to help with nonprofit development. In the almost three decades since it was founded, Orr Group has worked with more than 600 nonprofits to help them innovate and manage their fundraising campaigns more effectively.
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This week from
Middle Market Review

The Top 15 Axial Member Deals of 2020
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Top 20 Lower Middle Market Investment Banks [Q4 2020]
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2021 M&A Outlook — Virtual Roundtable
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Axial’s LMM Deal Digest: December 2020 Edition
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Industry Trends


10 Trends Impacting The Food & Beverage Category

PMCF F&B Study

Source: PMCF Investment Banking

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