“The entrepreneurial background and experience of The Forbes M+A Group’s advisors created a strong collaborative relationship. Bill and Jim were unwavering in their advocacy and personally committed to ensuring that we not only received a successful financial outcome, but that we consummated a transaction that was consistent with the long-term goals, culture and vision of the Populus team.”

– Laura Hutchings, Populus

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M&A and Capital Markets Update Q2 2018

M&A ACTIVITY SAW A SLIGHT INCREASE IN Q2 OF 2018, LARGELY DUE TO FIVE $10 BILLION+ MEGA-DEALS BEING COMPLETED.

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The Most Attractive and Sustained Seller’s Market in 50 years

A recent article by Axialhighlighted some of the extraordinary conditions that existed in M&A in 2017 and point to reasons why the trend will continue in 2018

What do you think?

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Market Data Trends & Highlights – Fall 2016

 The slowdown in M&A activity has been neither as deep nor as prolonged as general industry reports would suggest. After a quiet 1Q16, completed deal volume and TEV/EBITDA multiples increased in 2Q16, from 46 to 58 and 6.6x to 6.8x respectively.

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Market Data Trends & Highlights - April 2016

Completed transaction activity picked up in the fourth quarter, after a notably fallow 3Q. Data from over 200 private equity groups and other deal sponsors reported 62 completed 4Q transactions of $10-250 million TEV and TEV/Adjusted EBITDA...

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Market Multiples and Trends - December 2015

Through the first six months of 2015, middle market data from over 200 financial sponsors outlines current valuations in what can be described as a ripe “seller’s market.” Compared to a year ago, transaction volume in the first 6-months of the...

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