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Axial Leaderboards: Q1’14 Most Active Lower Middle Market Firms

Today, we are excited to release our Q1’14 leaderboards, identifying the most active private equity groups, investment banks, lenders, corporations, and family offices on Axial.

A few new firms appeared this quarter, especially in the private equity space. The PE list was topped by Greybull Stewardship and Saugatuck Capital. Across the other leaderboards, Sunrise Capital Partners and Skydeck were the most active family offices and RAI Group retained its leadership position on the lenders leaderboard.

See the full lists below:


Most Active Family Offices

Rank Firm HQ Activity Level*
1 Sunrise Capital Partners NY 57.6
2 Skydeck IL 56.8
3 North American Funds IL 56.0
4 Alex Allgood of Sowell & Co. TX 55.6
5 Dorilton Capital NY 53.2

View the complete rankings: Family Offices


Most Active Boutique Investment Banks

Rank Firm HQ Activity Level*
1 Culver Capital Group CA 93.1
2 Corporate Finance Associates TN 87.8
3 Capstone Partners MA 79.6
4 Focus Investment Bankers DC 79.6
5 Bentley Associates NY 79.1

View the complete rankings: Boutique Investment Banks


Most Active Middle Market Private Equity Groups

Rank Firm HQ Activity Level*
1 Greybull Stewardship CA 85.4
2 Saugatuck Capital Company CT 76.0
3 Smith Equity Partners IN 65.2
4 Black Lake Capital CO 65.2
5 Andlinger & Company NY 63.1

View the complete rankings: Middle Market Private Equity Groups


Most Active Middle Market Corporate Acquirers

Rank Firm HQ Activity Level*
1 Columbia Machine WA 52.4
2 Nassau Candy Specialty Confections & Fine Foods NY 50.2
3 RockPile CO 43.8
4 T-Solutions VA 43.3
5 E&A Companies IN 41.9

View the complete rankings: Middle Market Corporate Acquirers


Most Active Middle Market Lenders

Rank Firm HQ Activity Level*
1 RAI Group NJ 92.5
2 CapX Partners IL 50.4
3 Saratoga Investment Corp (Ticker: SAR) NY 49.3
4 Banyan Mezzanine Fund FL 48.8
5 Leeds Novamark Capital VA 47.4

View the complete rankings: Middle Market Lenders


*Activity Level benchmarks pursuit activity, number of unique firms interacted with, interaction frequency, and how far the conversations progressed towards a closed deal. The number is then normalized to provide a confidential measure of activity relative to the rest of the market.

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