How can an M&A advisor integrate intelligently?

How can an M&A advisor integrate intelligently? Should advisors be cautious or growth oriented in 2018? A defining theme in 2017 was the state of valuations in the M&A market, which triggered an unprecedented market for sellers. This begs the … Read More

2018 intelligent integration

What is intelligent integration?

What does intelligent integration mean? And, what does it look like? At the end of last year, Deal Cloud announced its DealCloud DataCortex which augments a user’s experience by leveraging additional data sources including DataFox, and yours truly, SPS. This … Read More

the most wonderful time of the year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Au revoir, 2017! Throughout this year, investors have been confronted with a formidable seller’s market fueled by record levels of dry powder from 2016, as reported by Preqin, with nearly $500 billion on the sidelines. Moreover, depending on mandates and … Read More

Good Healthcare to you!

Attempts for Healthcare legislation and mega Healthcare mergers were all the buzz in 2017. The recent news surrounding the CVS Health- Aetna deal, the failed Anthem-Cigna merger from earlier this year, and the plethora of technological opportunities for this industry … Read More

buyer's list

What’s your name? Who’s your buyer?

A pervasive theme for the M&A industry this year has been the state of valuations, which has created an unparalleled seller’s market. Yet, while Private Equity firms struggle to efficiently deploy capital in this environment, M&A Advisors are in a … Read More

capital deployment

Deploying capital in 2018

Considering deploying capital? Enjoy working with Sponsors? To hit the ground running in 2018, wouldn’t it be helpful to know which private equity firms closed a deal for the first time this past year? Over the last twelve months, more … Read More

Hospitality deals

Given to hospitality

Cheers to a year of the Source! For the past twelve months, the Source has covered a range of topics that have spanned the sublime to the ridiculous. And, don’t worry, I’ve big plans for 2018. But, I wanted to … Read More


Lawyers, deals, & money

M&A legal advisors are confronted with a formidable marketplace to search for lucrative deals and expand their business. Year to date (Jan 1 – November 8, 2017), there were more than 2,900 unique attorneys that advised on a transaction, representing … Read More

real time data

Real-Time with SPS

To continue in its quest to provide deal sourcing intelligence that streamlines and improves M&A business development, SPS deployed its newest feature on the SPS Portal this week: Real-Time closed deal data. What is Real-Time data and what does it … Read More

mezzanine debt 2017

Good debt, bad debt, you know I’ve had my share

Late last week, SPS released its quarterly Mezzanine Market Perspective, which focuses on market trends and transaction in the mezzanine space. It also provides data pertaining to transaction activity on a quarter-by-quarter basis going back to Q1 2012. Closed mezzanine transaction … Read More