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The most reliable data on
private M&A transactions
ranging from $10 million
to $500 million

Serving the Middle Market

GF Data was founded in 2006 by deal professionals committed to giving themselves and others a more accurate view of transactions being completed in the lower middle market, a departure from the inflated or off-point information previously available.

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Proprietary M&A Data

GF Data publishes quarterly reports on M&A, Leverage and Key Deal Terms and provides an online valuation database with continuously available valuation comps organized by NAICS industry code.

Valuation Database

“As participants in the PE industry, we thrive on deal data points which vary depending principally on industry and deal size. We and our clients are able to compete more effectively for deals using and relying on the current data that GF Data provides to us.”

Richard JaffePartner, Duane Morris LLP

“As an investment banking firm that focuses on the middle market, we find GF Data’s reports to be one of the most valuable and reliable resources we use in our business. Our goal in every transaction is to help our clients understand their liquidity options and determine a strategy that will meet their transaction objectives. GF Data provides excellent industry insight and transaction data that we use to help manage our clients expectations.”

Anthony M. GiordanoPresident, BKD Capital Advisors

“GF Data is a tremendous resource for our firm. As a lower middle market investor, we value the granular segmentation and analysis that GF Data provides. The timely, accurate, and highly useful information keeps us current on the state of an opaque segment of the capital markets.”

Javier E. AguirreCFA, Farragut Capital Partners, Inc.

“GF Data is an important publication with reliable data and real-time information on lower middle market transaction volumes and values. We look forward to getting their data on a quarterly basis.”

Holly HuelsManaging Partner, Holleway Capital Partners, LLC

“We all hear anecdotes as to ‘market’ leverage and acquisitions multiples. I look to GF Data when I want verifiable, statistically significant data points.”

John SinnenbergPartner, Cyprium Investment Partners

“The quality of the data that GF Data provides is second to none in the industry, particularly for those who do business in the lower middle market.”

Tim CliffordPresident & CEO, Abacus Finance

“GF Data is a critical tool for our business. We use its data and market intelligence to benchmark transactions and deal structures we review and also for internal valuation and market research processes. GF Data’s focus on the lower middle market is unique and valuable to our firm.”

Dan YardleyManaging Director, Patriot Capital

“GF Data is engrained into Capstone’s capital markets intelligence function. It provides critical support data for our clients, our people and our business as an investment bank.”

John M. FerraraFounder & CEO, Capstone Headwaters | Investment Banking Advisors

“We have found GF Data to be a good source for proprietary transaction data in the lower middle market.”

Homyar ChoksiLBC Credit Partners

“At VRC, we have used GF Data to substantiate our transaction and general market analyses in numerous valuation engagements. Its quarterly reports are excellent tools in checking and communicating value results and trends to clients. I have used its findings in presentations, and have cited it in my book as a key source for transaction data on middle market businesses.”

Chris MellenManaging Director, Valuation Research Corporation

“GF Data’s proprietary M&A deal data is important for both our sell-side and buy-side clients in the $10-250 million deal space. It helps us prepare our clients with current, credible and relevant market expectations.”

Jeremy EllisManaging Director, Genesis Capital

“We find GF Data useful in proprietary conversations and other settings when we are helping to frame owner expectations, and in providing context on our deal activity.”

Ted KramerPresident & CEO, HKW Inc.

“GF Data truly captures current market conditions. We regularly turn to their data to assess our portfolio and in our discussions with our target companies.”

Darren FultzCEO, Dorilton Capital

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