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.

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  • January 22, 2016 : Articles

    Valuations Soared in 2015, Making it Tough for PE Firms to Compete with Strategic Buyers

    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.

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  • November 25, 2015 : Articles

    Mid-Market Deals Maintain High Valuations as Deal Pace Slows

    Deborah L. Cohen | middlemarketgrowth.org GF Data Report Calls Activity ‘More of the Same’ Midsize companies commanded higher valuations in the third quarter, though the number of deals was down, according to GF Data Resources, a research firm that tracks … Continue reading

  • November 5, 2015 : Articles

    Calling the Crest, Continued

    By Andrew Greenberg, CEO GF Data – The “Calling the Crest” article published a few weeks ago generated a wide response. Most of GF Data’s correspondents seemed to agree with the thesis that it may be early to say this … Continue reading