On March 1, the Philadelphia Business Journal released its annual Biggest Deals Supplement sponsored by ACG Philadelphia and quoted several of our members! In addition to listing the Biggest M&A deals it also includes a list of regional Private Equity Firms ranked by capital under management.
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Member Wine Tasting
Thursday, June 6, 2013 | The Merion Cricket Club
Our region's top Private Equity firms will pour the wines of their choosing!
Argosy Partners | Boathouse Capital
CMS Mezzanine | Element Partners
Eureka Growth Capital | Graham Partners
Guardian Capital | Inverness Graham
L2 Capital | Larsen MacColl
LBC Credit | LBCW
LLR Partners | Milestone Partners
NewSpring Capital | Penn Mezzanine
Spring Capital Partners | Versa Capital
Special Thanks to our Host Sponsor
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Women in DealMaking: La Cucina at the Market
Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia (invite only)
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Thursday, June 6, 2013
ACG Member Networking & Wine Tasting
The Merion Cricket Club, Haverford
Monday-Tuesday, June 10-11, 2013
ACG Maryland Deal Forum
Pier 5 Hotel, Baltimore
Monday, June 24, 2013
Annual Member Guest Golf Outing
St. Davids Golf Club, Wayne
Sunday - Tuesday, August 11-13, 2013
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Dealmaking on the Beach
Ocean Place Resort & Spa, Long Branch, NJ
The latest deal news from around the region
Q1 Mixed Start - M&A Slows, Capital Markets Surge
- commentary by James McNaughton, Janney Capital Markets & ACG Marketing Committee Member
Coming off a frenzied pace in the second half of 2012 with dealmakers pushing hard to close transactions before new tax law changes became effective, it is no surprise to see a slight decline in overall deal activity in the first quarter ended March 31, 2013 (Q1-2013). Total transaction volume of 338 deals in Q1-2013 decreased 4% from 353 deals in Q4-2012, representing the third consecutive year where Q1 volume decreased on a quarter-over-quarter basis. However, on a year-over-year basis, Q1-2013 transaction volume increased significantly by 32% from 256 transactions in Q1-2012. While the pieces are in place for deal volume growth in 2013, the year–over-year comparisons will become more difficult to exceed as the year goes on.
Q1 transaction value of $44.8 billion was the highest level seen in the last 18 quarters and only 19% off the Q2 2008 peak of $55.3 billion. Q1 transaction value increased by 41% over $31.8 billion in Q4-2012 and by 129% on a year-over-year basis compared to $19.6 billion in Q1-2012. With the number of transactions decreasing slightly and the dollar value increasing significantly, average transaction size also increased in Q1 compared to Q4-2012.
The following graphic depicts quarterly aggregate dollar transaction volume and clearly shows Q1-2013 establishing a new quarter high as compared to any period shown (dollars in millions).
Q2 Submission Deadline: ACG Philadelphia Members can submit Q2 2013 closed deals anytime during the quarter OR no later than Friday, July 12th.
Members Click Here for the Q2 DealWire Survey.
For a listing of all historical featured deals please go to the LIBRARY tab.
Showcasing ACG Member Deals
Eureka Growth Capital Acquires Thomson Reuters' West Academic Publishing
Interview with: Christopher Hanssens, Managing Partner of Eureka Growth Capital, about the firm’s acquisition of West Academic Publishing, the former Law School Publishing business unit of Thomson Reuters.
ACG: Please describe West Academic Publishing's business.
West Academic Publishing, headquartered in Eagan, MN, provides legal casebooks, textbooks, study guides and other course-related materials in both print and digital media formats for law school faculty and students in the United States. West Academic Publishing has been the leading legal education publisher since its launch of the American Casebook Series in 1908. Today, the Company provides its products under the West Academic, Foundation Press and Gilbert imprints.
ACG: Please give us a little background on the transaction and reasons for the divestiture from Thomson Reuters?
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