SPS - 2017 PE Market Coverage Summary - Buyouts

Knowing the numbers

I recently received my 6th and 4th graders’ state test results. If you’re a parent, let me know if this sounds familiar: I tell myself that if the score is low, then tests don’t really tell me about their true … Read More

food sector

Food. It’s what’s for dinner.

Sunday is for groceries. As a reluctant millennial, I’m keen on shopping in brick-and-mortar stores, and avoid food-shopping online. But as a millennial, I do listen to a lot of economic podcasts. During this week’s episode of EconTalk with the … Read More


What is the SPS DOBR?

The 7th annual SPS DOBR is now available! Striving for excellence is a continuous endeavor. Few among us will achieve this feat. In fact, some may argue that it’s an impossible feat to beat. Yet, as we embark on this … Read More

What Stephen Curry could teach private equity

What Stephen Curry could teach private equity

Every June, the NBA holds an annual draft for teams to select new basketball prospects from a pool of eligible players. Once a player is selected, that team has exclusive rights and no other team in the league may sign … Read More

Bamboo tree

Wait for it…

One of the questions which all candidates that want to join the SPS team are asked is, “Do you believe persistence pays off?” While we’ve never had anyone answer, “No,” by probing into past experiences and interpreting responses (both verbal … Read More

M&A growth tactics

M&A tactics for growth in the fourth quarter

Next week signals an unfortunate occasion, the official end of Summer. This also correlates with the end of the calendar year. We’re in the home-stretch, my friends. The amply covered first-half of 2017, demonstrated the depth of the seller’s market, … Read More

Where are the renewable deals?

Renewable energy transactions were on a steady climb beginning in January 2010 and peaking in the first-half of 2015. Unfortunately, activity stalled over the next eight quarters (July 2015 – June 2017) with a 24% decline in 2016 alone. Moreover, … Read More

construction deals

Caution: Under construction

What’s impacting the Construction market? Per PWC’s 2017 Engineering and Construction Trends – Survival of the biggest (part of its Strategy& series), contracting, consolidation, and competition are reshaping the engineering and construction market. A little more detail The trends outlined … Read More

deal sourcing doctor

The deal sourcing doctors

I am a grown adult with an embarrassing confession to make – I hate visiting the doctor and avoid it at all costs! Whether it’s a routine physical, teeth cleaning, a pain in my shoulder that needs to get checked … Read More

retail sales since 2012

The devil is in the retail

U.S. retail sales for July increased by 0.6% This week, it was widely reported that the U.S. Department of Commerce announced U.S. retail sales for July increased by 0.6% – the largest gain since December 2016 – and the June numbers were … Read More