by John Dearing, Capstone Managing Director
GF Data recently published a report noting private equity deals valued between $10 and 250 million averaged 6.4x – the highest levels in three quarters. This data is an interesting indicator of the M&A market. Although multiples are up, deal volumes remain sluggish for private equity as a whole. Premiums are up for solid companies with above average growth rates. It’s likely we’ll see a wave of deals in the PE sector in the next couple of months.