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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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VCC Partners with Captarget for New Deal Origination Services

By on February 11, 2018

San Diego-based Visual Communications Company, LLC (VCC) has partnered with Captarget to help source new acquisitions. VCC is a leading supplier of LED components to industries that range from aerospace, to telecom and food service. Backed by private equity firms Cloudbreak Capital and Wedbush Capital Partners, VCC has completed three acquisitions en route to becoming […]

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Private Equity Deal Origination Survey Results

By on February 5, 2018

Is your private equity firm seeing enough deal flow to meet targets? Do you have the needed resources to stay competitive in today’s hyper competitive market? These were the questions we aimed to answer in our 2018 private equity origination survey. Key take away points below: 1) 2/3rds of Respondents Do Not Pay a Buyside […]

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Increasing prospect list hit rate

By on January 15, 2018

Bankers are always searching for a sure fire way to build a better prospect list. Usually, this conversation focus on data sources and tools used to generate screens that eventually become buyers lists. While data sources are important, there is one way to drastically improve the hit rate of your buyer outreach – carefully vetting […]

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Circle Square Capital Partners with Captarget for Deal Origination

By on January 15, 2018

We are proud to announce that La Jolla-based private equity firm Circle Square Capital has chosen Captarget to provide deal origination support in 2018. Circle Square joins an ever-growing roster of private equity firms both large and small that are choosing to use Captarget for cost-effective, no frills deal origination. When asked about why Circle […]

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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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‘Internal’ outreach for maximum origination results

By on October 16, 2017

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? We get this question a lot – ‘If you are not a […]

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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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