Insights

  1. Key Takeaways & Transaction Trends in Construction Materials Sector

    Year-End Overview Despite macroeconomic challenges, many companies have seen positive financial results so far throughout 2022. There has continued to be a steady pace of M&A activity within the construction materials universe. Companies have doubled down on their strategic plans, with both large acquisitions and sizable divestitures. How the Majors Navigated 2022 Construction materials companies…

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  2. Construction Materials 1H 2022 Review and Year End Outlook

      In the Construction Materials 2022 Review and Year End Outlook, we discuss how the major construction materials companies navigated macroeconomic challenges in 1H 2022. We also look into key trends including what the major players are predicting for 2023 and beyond, their valuation and trading statistics, and notable transactions over the past year.  …

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  3. Navigating S-Corp Elections in M&A Transactions

    By: Brad Johnson Many companies in the lower middle market are initially set up as a Limited Liability Company (“LLC”), but as time passes and the business grows, a number of owners will consult with their CPA and make the appropriate elections for their company to be treated as an S-Corp for tax purposes. There…

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  4. Marketing Technology Q3 2022 Market Update

    In the Marketing Technology Q3 2022 Update, we highlight public market trends, M&A activity, and the most active buyers/investors. We also share key performance indicators and valuation trends for three sub-sectors within the MarTech space. For owners and operators, we delve into the topic of deferred revenue and how it impacts a seller’s transaction proceeds. We…

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  5. Increasing Demand for DevSecOps

    By: Neal England Global cyber-attacks have increased nearly 32% in Q2 2022 compared to Q2 2021, an all-time high. This year’s record level breaches stem from vulnerabilities created out of the vast expansion of commercial and government digital footprints, increasing hybrid/remote work models, ever-growing cloud dependency, and obsolete central security controls. According to IBM’s 2019…

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  6. Five Factors (Other Than Profitability) That Drive MSP Valuation

    By: Chris Weingartner As we work to help owners and leaders of Managed Service Providers unlock the value of their companies through a sale or recapitalization, we often are asked “What besides EBITDA are the biggest drivers of my company’s enterprise value?”  It is a great question, and while profitability unavoidably is the biggest factor,…

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