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Middle Market Review Magazine, Volume 1


We are excited to share the first issue of Middle Market Review Magazine! This eBook contains our most-read pieces from Axial’s MMR Newsletter from the first half of 2023. Please see below for the included articles and reports along with a breakdown of all newsletter offerings from Axial.

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Table of Contents

TOP 50 SOFTWARE FIRMS – Top 25 Buyside & Top 25 Sellside Firms in the Sector

SOFTWARE M&A OUTLOOK – Which Sub-Sectors are Hot Versus Cold? 

TOP 50 INDUSTRIALS FIRMS – Top 25 Buyside & Top 25 Sellside Firms in the Sector

INDUSTRIALS M&A OUTLOOK – Perspectives from the Top 50 Dealmakers

TOP 25 INVESTMENT BANKS – Q1 Lower Middle Market Investment Banking League Tables 

Q1 DEAL ACTIVITY OVERVIEW – Industry, Geography, Deal Size, and Pursuit Rate

25 MOST ACTIVE INDEPENDENT SPONSORS – 25 Leading Firms in the Category

2023 INDEPENDENT SPONSORS REPORT – Independent Sponsor Survey, Summary & Analysis

INDEPENDENT SPONSOR DEAL ACTIVITY – Industry, Deal Size, and Sourcing Statistics

NEW! AXIAL OFFERING – Quality of Earnings Support

AXIAL PRODUCT UPDATES – CIM Share, Locked Deals, Attachments, and More

CLOSED DEALS – Recent Closed Transactions

Axial Thought Leadership

Axial hosts a number of weekly and monthly newsletters to provide the lower middle market deal community with a variety of content to suit all firms’ needs. Take a look at our offerings and subscribe below.

Middle Market Review Subscribe

Weekly articles covering the latest private capital market trends and outlooks.

Monthly Deal Digest Subscribe

Your source for member news, deal announcements, and all things newsworthy in the LMM.

The Winning LOI Subscribe

A twice-monthly newsletter that shines a light on the key data attributes of winning LOIs in the land of Small Business M&A.

Masters in Small Business M&A Podcast Subscribe

Monthly podcast conversations with SMB dealmakers. Hosted by Axial founder and CEO, Peter Lehrman.

Exit-Ready Subscribe

A twice-monthly newsletter with content, tips, and guides designed to inform, educate (and entertain) exit-minded business owners running $5-$100M businesses.

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