Author: gabe

2018 M&A Research Cost Comparison

By on March 20, 2018

If 2017 was the year of increasing costs for M&A firms, 2018 may be the biggest year for new firms entering the market to compete with yours.   To stay competitive many firms are investing heavily in back office resources in the form of research tooling and skilled labor – but even in a frothy […]

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‘Internal’ outreach for maximum origination results

By on March 1, 2018

There are two major differences when comparing CAPTARGET’s deal origination service to that of a buy-side firm… We do not charge success fees for sourcing an opportunity We do not represent ourselves as a third party So, who are we to a seller of a company? We get this question a lot – ‘If you […]

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Private Equity Deal Origination Best Practices

By on February 19, 2018

Was your Private Equity group presented 700 or more transactions in 2017? If so, you are not alone.  In 2017 the average active middle market Private Equity firm was presented with nearly 700 investment opportunities with many larger groups touching as many as 1100 opportunities throughout the year. Only a few years ago, a study by […]

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5 Reasons to continue sourcing through the holidays

By on October 31, 2017

Each year when Q4 approaches, we start to hear one question above all others – ‘Should we stop our origination efforts over the holidays?’.  We believe the short answer is ‘No’.  While the holidays can take a few sourcing days off the calendar, we believe there are a number of compelling reasons to keep sourcing […]

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Small Private Equity Firm Origination Case Study

By on September 26, 2017

The Client Formerly independent sponsors, this new, California based 2 MD private equity firm was looking to pivot towards investing their own capital into larger deals. Since they were no longer relying heavily on outside capital sources, and since they had no management fee to offset origination/search costs, the firm was very cost sensitive and […]

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M&A startup case study

By on September 18, 2017

The client A brand new firm, 3 professional’s, based in California, focused on distressed middle market transactions regionally. The catalyst The founders of this newly created M&A firm actually reached out to our team before finalizing launch. Coming from a larger firm, the partners were used to a certain level of support and information access. […]

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Beyond origination – best practices consulting recap

By on August 31, 2017

Last week we had the pleasure of engaging with a group of private equity professionals based in Texas who had a unique request – to help them learn how to originate deal flow more effectively while also providing guidance on a possible rebranding/repositioning project. The group came to us after recently closing their first portfolio […]

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Left Field M&A Project Updates

By on August 28, 2017

Ask any investment banker and they will tell you – no two deals are exactly alike. The diverse nature of the M&A fulfillment process means that there are times where M&A professionals need support in ways that are simply not on our menu. Below are a few recent examples of alternative ways in which we […]

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CIM Flexibility

By on April 3, 2017

While we publish our standard CIM (or CBR, pitchbook etc.) on our website – the reality is very few CIMs are identical in scope or format. Below we share a few ways CIM preparation has evolved and how these changes impact pricing. Flexible scope: Each M&A firm we work with has a slightly different take on […]

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