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Leading Lower Middle Market Investor Association and M&A Deal Data Provider
to Provide Fresh Analysis on the Lower Middle Market

WASHINGTON — The Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA), the leading association for lower middle market private equity funds and investors, and GF Data(R), the leading middle market M&A data provider, today announced their new partnership in 2014. Together, the SBIA and GF Data will share the most reliable data and analysis available on the small cap M&A market segment, helping financial sponsors and lenders drive investment and job creation in America’s small businesses.

GF Data analyzes M&A transactions for private equity-backed businesses with enterprise values of $10 to 250 million, providing highly detailed information to more than 1,000 deal makers that receive its quarterly reports on valuation, leverage, and deal term benchmarks. The firm’s latest M&A data and analysis will also be summarized in an upcoming SBIA newsletter, titled Lower Middle Market Investment Outlook, to be released later this month.

“GF Data is the premier provider of highly detailed M&A information for the lower middle market. Their contribution to pricing and leverage data in this important segment of the U.S. economy dovetails well with our focus on providing greater access to growth capital for small and medium-sized businesses nationwide,” said Brett Palmer, President of SBIA. “We look forward to working together and providing unmatched analysis and perspective on the latest deal trends for the SBIA membership and the entire lower middle market investment community.”

“We are very excited to partner with the SBIA, the most trusted advocate for the private investment community focused on one of the most crucial segments of our economy: the lower middle market. We look forward to working together to provide the most in-depth M&A transaction information available for lower middle market private equity sponsors and lenders that are driving the growth of vital family, founder-and entrepreneurially-owned businesses across the United States,” said Andrew T. Greenberg, CEO and Co-Founder, GF Data.

As the only resource of its kind focused entirely on the lower middle market and an aggregator of high-level M&A information since 2007, GF Data’s database of deals encompasses nearly 2,000 acquisitions completed by over 200 North American private equity firms over the last seven years. Greenberg co-founded GF Data with veteran M&A investment banker B. Graeme Frazier, IV in 2006.

About the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA)
The Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) is the premier organization of lower middle market private equity funds and investors. SBIA works on behalf of its members as a tireless advocate for policies that promote competitive markets and robust domestic investment for growing small businesses. SBIA has been playing a pivotal role in promoting the growth and vitality of the private equity industry for more than 50 years. For more information, visit or call 202-628-5055.

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