How much money is there?

We are often asked “How much liquidity is there for acquisitions these days?”

You will be happy to know that a snapshot from the U.S. private equity market reveals there is three quarters of a trillion dollars in committed funds ready to buy your business.  And this is just one slice of the market, the private equity piece.

global private equity

Thank you to our friends at Fifth/Third Capital Markets for this insight![i]

The value of the record 50,600 of worldwide M&A deals in 2017 was $3.5 trillion according to the IMAA Institute[ii]:

m&A worldwide

 

And in North America, the 2,500 M&A deals were valued at $1.5 trillion

number m&A

What does this mean for you?

There is abundant liquidity in the markets.  Capital allocators are seeking candidates in record numbers to add to their portfolios.  When you get the call from Vertical Capital Advisors, listen!  This is the call you wanted the day you started your business, every entrepreneur’s dream!

 

 

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ABOUT VERTICAL

Vertical Capital Advisors is an Atlanta-area boutique investment banking firm built on creating tangible value for our clients, serving clients in just about every industry.  Our clients are both capital growers and capital allocators.  How can Vertical help your firm maximize value?

 

Joe Briner
Managing Director
Vertical Capital Advisors LLC
briner@verticalcapitaladvisors.com
866-912-9543 ext 108
678-591-0273


[i]
http://images.payments.53bank.com/Web/FifthThirdBank/%7B9603ed24-84b5-4d89-adef-bafbe70713dd%7D_Fifth_Third_Capital_Markets_Market_Update_2018_01_23.pdf

[ii] https://imaa-institute.org/mergers-and-acquisitions-statistics/

Repeat Business & Referrals – The Ultimate Compliments

percentageIn the depths of the recession we helped scores of businesses restructure their financing so the company involved could live to fight another day.  We helped each company get lean and profitable by focusing on the core revenue and profitability drivers, especially strategic client relationships.

Now that the economy has recovered we are seeing many business owners seeking a new round of permanent financing.  Most gratifying of all is the client who we helped survive the recession now flourishing and needing graphsgrowth capital.

In August we helped a wholesaler obtain new $1,500,000 financing at a fixed rate of 5%.  It may not seem like much but the new rate is over 20% lower than the previous rate that was over 6%.  This savings, on top of the $500,000 discount we negotiated five years ago, has transformed the company into a very profitable enterprise.

This is a small example however this client is connected to over $10 million in other capital we have placed for other clients.  And for this particular, it means literally everything.

We love the trust that we earn by securing sound financial futures and we love even more the repeat business and referral opportunities it generates.

To all of our clients, thank you from the Vertical Capital Advisors team!