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Axial Radar: The M&A Rally Continues

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Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of Axial Radar!

Following a steep drop in activity last year, M&A staged a remarkable roaring 20s-style rally in Q1 of this year. It actually broke records. According to recent data from Bloomberg, acquiring entities put $1.1T to work throughout the quarter, the best start to a year since 1998.

These trends didn’t only take place in the upper reaches of the economy, but in the lower middle market as well. Deal volume on Axial increased by 27% year-over-year in Q1, while the number of reported deals under LOI nearly doubled. Head over to this week’s featured Industry Trends section of Radar to read more about what was fueling the flame of activity in Q1, and what we can expect for the rest of 2021.

Our featured buy-side members this week include a Colorado-based PE firm, a leading middle market PE firm, and a strategic acquirer in the environmental consulting and sustainability space. On the sell-side we’ll introduce you to a leading NY-based investment bank, and an investment bank led by two partners with over 55 years of experience in the securities industry.

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Featured Members

Black Lake Capital

Black Lake Capital
​​​​​​Private Equity Firm

Black Lake Capital is a Colorado-based private equity firm focused on lower middle market opportunities in the value-added industrials and business services industries. The firm targets investments in change of control buyouts of cash-flow positive businesses. The Black Lake team prides itself on partnering with successful management teams to accelerate growth and boost profitability by applying their strategic insight, resource network, and experience.
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Jett Capital Advisors

Jett Capital Advisors LLC
Investment Bank

Jett Capital Advisors is a leading independent boutique investment bank servicing international public and private companies specializing in the natural resources and clean technology sectors. Headquartered in New York with a growing presence in local markets, Jett is uniquely positioned to service its corporate clients on the ground while providing valuable access and insights to North American and international institutional investors.
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Ambina Partners

Ambina Partners
Family Office

Ambina Partners is a Private Equity Firm that provides equity and debt capital to growth-oriented middle market companies. The firm partners with forward-thinking management teams in sectors including enterprise software, financial services / insurance, and other technology-enabled businesses. Ambina Partners provides companies with the strategic and operational support that delivers long-lasting results.
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Carlton Mackenzie

Carlton Mackenzie, LLC
Investment Bank

Carlton Mackenzie LLC is a registered, licensed investment banking firm located in Dallas, TX. The two partners, Stuart Werner and Patrick Dewey, facilitate deal-flow with a collective fifty-five years’ experience in the securities industry. Carlton Mackenzie is in the business of providing a select group of securities services, focused dominantly on institutional business expansion investments and pre-IPO trading.
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ERM

ERM
Corporation

ERM is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. ERM works with the world’s leading organizations, delivering innovative solutions and helping them to understand and manage their sustainability challenges. To do this, ERM has more than 5,500 people in over 40 countries and territories working out of more than 160 offices.
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This week from
Middle Market Review

Top 20 Lower Middle Market Investment Banks [Q1 2021]
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Axial’s LMM Deal Digest: March 2021 Edition​​​​​​
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The Faces of the Lower Middle Market
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Using Data to Combat Operational Uncertainty
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Industry Trends

Dealmaking Booms in Hottest First-Quarter Start for Two Decades

Source: Bloomberg

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