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M&A Firm Spotlight: Capstone Headwaters LLC

By on April 2, 2018

A big merger in M&A happened in 2018 when Capstone Partners LLC acquired Headwaters MB to form Capstone Headwaters. Every so often, we like to spotlight an M&A firm that we think deserves extra attention.  The combined group at Capstone Headwaters is certainly worthy of a nod, given their industry depth, office coverage, and experience […]

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Glen Street Capital Partners with Captarget for Deal Origination Services

By on March 26, 2018

Asheville, NC-based Glen Street Capital has partnered with Captarget to source a new acquisition for their investment group. Led by co-founders Asha Moran and Marty Moran, Glen Street is a family-owned investment partnership that is actively seeking acquisitions with $3M to $18M in Revenue and $1-2M in EBITDA. With a longstanding career as both business […]

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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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M&A Firm Spotlight: Saddle Creek LLC

By on March 5, 2018

Every so often, we meet a M&A firm really stands apart from the crowd. New Jersey-based Saddle Creek LLC and its founder John Sipala are that firm. With over 20 years experience in executive management, corporate advisory and deal advisory, Saddle Creek is unique in the breadth of operating experience they bring to the table. […]

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3 tips to build a recession proof M&A firm

By on March 5, 2018

Sooner or later, we will start seeing the M&A market contract as the economy softens.  No one really knows when this will happen, but we all know deep down that it will. Working at an M&A firm during a down cycle can be tough. Deal volume is down, values are depressed and you go from […]

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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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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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