GF Data Resources is a searchable proprietary database that provides private equity buyers, intermediaries, capital sources and valuation professionals with accurate and detailed information on business transactions ranging in size from $10 million to $250 million.
Our periodic reports contain detailed valuation and leverage data for the overall market as well as broad industry categories. We also give users specific data that’s been organized by NAICS sub-industry code.
2016-06-01 : PEP Digest
Completed deal activity in the GF Data private equity universe was light by any measure in the first quarter of 2016, according to the data tracking firm’s May 2016 report.
2016-04-12 : In the News
GF Data’s semi-annual view of trends in key deal terms other than price – indemnification cap, escrow/hold back and basket shows that the “seller’s market” conditions driving valuations continue to affect key deal terms as well. The average cap on … Continue reading
2016-01-22 : Articles
Prices paid for lower middle-market targets averaged 9.1 times Ebitda, up from 7.8 in 2014, says GF Data’s Graeme Frazier.
Soaring valuations in today’s frothy M&A environment have made it difficult for the average private equity firm to win deals. Even when a private equity firm is able to buy a company, the margin to create value is thin, due to the high price paid to acquire the company in the first place. According to S&P Capital IQ’s LCD unit, U.S. buyout firms paid an average of 10.3 times Ebitda for their purchases in 2015. That’s surpasses the 9.7 times Ebtida seen in 2007.