1) Axial Leaderboards: Q1’14 Most Active Lower Middle Market Firms
In April, we released our Q1’14 leaderboards. 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.
2) Inside the Leveraged Buyout Deal Process (3-Part Series)
What does a leveraged buyout transaction look like?
In this three part series readers get a look behind the curtains of one of the most captivating types of deals on wall street: the leveraged buyout (“LBO”).
3) Q1’14 in Review: 7 Free Sector Tearsheets
To better understand the areas of deal flow and investor interest in Q1’14, we analyzed seven of the primary industries on the Axial network: Industrials, Energy, Consumer, Health Care & Life Sciences, Manufacturing, TMT, and Business Services. Overall, the tearsheets indicate increased activity on the horizon.
4) How Family Offices Approach Direct Investing
The trend of direct investments by family offices continues to develop momentum. “Direct investing has become very popular with both single family and multi-family offices,” explained Richard Wilson, founder of the Family Offices Group.To better understand how family offices are going about their direct investing strategies, Wilson surveyed his network and found some interesting qualities.
5) The Dealmaker’s Guide to Social Media
Many deal professionals are satisfying their internet presence needs with a basic website — but that may not be enough. The world is increasingly demanding the use of social media sites as mediums of interaction, information, and communication. When used properly, social media sites can offer an advantage in deal sourcing, news gathering, due diligence, and branding.