3 tips to build a recession proof M&A firm

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

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

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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What is M&A research anyway?

February 19, 2018

Over the years we have had a number of ‘tag lines’ where we aim to explain what exactly we do in a few words.  It turns out this is harder than we thought. Although we work with hundreds of middle market M&A firms supporting their research and other needs I still talk to people every […]

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VCC Partners with Captarget for New Deal Origination Services

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

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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Symmetrical Investments and HD Ventures close CAPTARGET sourced deal

January 23, 2018

We are proud to announce that our clients Symmetrical Investments and HD ventures have partnered and closed on a CAPTARGET originated deal. “We engaged and you delivered. Our latest acquisition, sourced direct by your team, cost us less than 80% of our usual sourcing fees. Let’s do it again!” -Chad Byers, Managing Partner, Symmetrical Investments […]

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Circle Square Capital Partners with Captarget for Deal Origination

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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Small Private Equity Firm Origination Case Study

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

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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