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Top 5 Articles from February

1) The Complete Guide on How to Build a Successful Buyer List

7 M&A Docs

This is a free 40-page guide on how to construct a winning buyer list. In it, we cover exactly how you can build a list that is both comprehensive and high quality enough to set up your company sale or sellside process for a successful close. Insights include: why you should include strategic and financial buyers, which type of buyer increases deal certainty, and more.

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2) What 35,000 Search Queries Reveal About M&A

Search

In Q4’13, there were over 35,000 unique queries on the Axial search bar — averaging out to over 500 searches per business day. To shed some light on demand, below is an analysis of the top 100 most searched terms in the last quarter. Also check out the word cloud of the top 50 terms and the geography of mid-market M&A 

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  3) What is an Evergreen Fund Structure?

Alternative loans

Traditional PE funds have been losing luster in recent years, causing some LPs to look beyond the standard 2-20 rule. Evergreen funds are one alternative that is becoming more popular because they help alleviate two of the major complaints among LPs: expensive management fees and illiquid investments.

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4) Who Else Wanted to Buy WhatsApp?

Snapchat

Facebook inked its largest deal ever in February with the $19Bn acquisition of WhatsApp. As analysts go back and forth on the fairness of the valuation, we can’t help but wonder who else might have been interested in buying WhatsApp had its valuation been inline with its publicly traded peers. In order to answer this question, we created an Opportunity for WhatsApp on the Axial network and looked at the recommended buyer matches…

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5) 10 Regulatory Items PE Firms Should Watch in 2014

Event ROI

As 2014 gets underway, there are a number of legislative and regulatory issues of which private equity fund managers should be aware. In this article, Scott Gluck of Venable, LLP discusses ten legislative / regulatory issues the private equity industry should be following:

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