Live Cat Bounce in Q3

November 23, 2020
Transactions completed in the third quarter of 2020 suggest a market “stunned by the pandemic, but with a cat-like capacity to land on its feet,” according to GF Data, a provider of information for use in valuing and assessing M&A transactions to private equity firms, investors and lenders.

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Now We Know Some Stuff

September 11, 2020

Back in April, I wrote a commentary titled “Nobody Knows Anything” that described the immediate challenges facing the M&A industry in the wake of a global health crisis that rendered inoperative most methods of business valuation.

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The Deals Done and Not Done

August 25, 2020

GF Data’s just-released report for the second quarter of 2020 provides a clear view of the M&A marketplace in the months following the onset of Covid-19: Virtually no change in valuations, dramatically reduced volume and dramatically less debt usage.

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Analyzing a Pandemic | GrowthTV

June 25, 2020

Middle Market Growth’s Editor-in-Chief Kathryn Mulligan sits down with Andy Greenberg, CEO of GF Data, a firm that collects proprietary data about private equity-backed transactions, to discuss the data points he’s been watching in the deal environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Who Are You?

May 13, 2020

Last month’s commentary aptly titled Nobody Knows Anything elicited a strong response, mainly in agreement that the conventional methods for valuing most businesses are currently inoperative. If you cannot calibrate risk, you cannot come up with a risk-adjusted view of value. Thus, the deals that were and are getting done fall into a handful of categories in which the investment proposition makes sense notwithstanding the temporary loss of traditional metrics.

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