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The Top Middle Market Firms of Q3: Axial Leaderboards

Today, we are excited to release our Q3’14 leaderboards. These standings identify the most active private equity groups, investment banks, lenders, corporations, and family offices on Axial.

Compared to the Q2’14 leaderboards, Forbes Mergers & Acquisition rose four spots to #5 on the Investment Banks list. For the Family Offices list, Dorilton Capital rose several spots, while Tamroc slipped lower down the list.

Do you know anyone that made the list?


Most Active Family Offices

Rank Firm HQ Activity Level*
1 Alex Allgood of Sowell & Co. TX 83.2
2 Sunrise Capital Partners NY 80.5
3 Mallitz Investment Group FL 77.2
4 New Concord Capital NY 77.0
5 Dorilton Capital NY 75.8

View the complete rankings: Family Offices


Most Active Boutique Investment Banks

Rank Firm HQ Activity Level*
1 BCC Capital Partners CA 90.9
2 Capital Alliance Corporation TX 88.7
3 Madison Street Capital IL 87.8
4 Focus Investment Bankers DC 86.6
5 Forbes Mergers & Acquisitions CO 83.6

View the complete rankings: Boutique Investment Banks


Most Active Middle Market Private Equity Groups

Rank Firm HQ Activity Level*
1 Catalus Capital CT 88.7
2 Kuzari Group NY 88.1
3 The Courtney Group CA 85.8
4 Gemini Investors MA 84.0
5 Cibolo Capital Partners I TX 83.8

View the complete rankings: Middle Market Private Equity Groups


Most Active Middle Market Corporate Acquirers

Rank Firm HQ Activity Level*
1 Armchem International Corporation FL 76.3
2 E&A Companies IN 72.9
3 Nassau Candy Specialty Confections and Fine Foods NY 72.2
4 The Heritage Group NY 71.9
5 Sumitomo Corporation JP 71.5

View the complete rankings: Middle Market Corporate Acquirers


Most Active Middle Market Lenders

Rank Firm HQ Activity Level*
1 RAI Group NJ 93.4
2 Liquid Capital Partners TX 83.0
3 CapX Partners IL 82.9
4 Enhanced Capital Partners NY 79.2
5 Leeds Novamark Capital VA 76.4

View the complete rankings: Middle Market Lenders


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

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