Opening Remarks & Brave New What?: A Discussion of Proprietary Data on Lower Middle Market Private Equity Transactions
Seasoned deal practitioners will review recent valuation and leverage trends, as reported by GF Data®, and then discuss how the processes integral to M&A have been transformed in the aftermath of the pandemic. The discussion is expected to touch on: putting a deal team in place and best practices ahead of sale; positioning a business as a platform or as an add-on property; and assessing changes in the timing and nature of owner exit. Following this session, deal practitioners will understand how the processes integral to M&A—preparing for exit, thinking about value, managing the transaction process—have been transformed in the aftermath of the pandemic.