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Q3 2015 DealWire

2015 Remains on Pace to be a Strong Year for Total Transaction Volume

Commentary by Pat Dolan, Delancey Street Partners (ACG Marketing Committee Member)

Deal Activity is Strong Across the Board

The foundation for a strong M&A market in 2015 was firmly in place at the start of the year…as the end of the year approaches, the positive momentum continues.  When analyzing trends in our regional market, it’s important to step back and analyze global transaction activity. 

According to Thomson Reuters, worldwide M&A is up 32% year-over-year for the first nine months of 2015, representing the strongest period for M&A since 2007.  Much of this activity has been powered by a 98% increase in the number of deals greater than $10 billion in value, which accounted for 36% of announced M&A value. 

The Philadelphia regional data reinforces global trends.  Including transactions in excess of $1.0 billion, total M&A transaction value for the first three quarters of 2015 exceeds full year 2014 activity ($245.7bn for 9 Mos. 2015 vs. $232.5bn for full year 2014).  The ingredients required to sustain this strong trend remain intact:  i) high levels of confidence at the senior executive, business owner and board levels; ii) favorable financing markets; iii) significant amounts of  private equity capital seeking acquisition opportunities; and iv) corporate buyers seeking growth
through M&A.

Source Data: S&P Capital IQ

For the Complete Q3 2015 Report including Regional Deal Activity and Industry Sector Analysis...
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ACG Philadelphia Quarterly Member Deals 
28 Member Firms Announced Closed Deals in Q3

AC Lordi Valuation Group

AC Lordi Valuation Group (Andrew Wiest member) provided valuation services on 6 completed transactions in Q3. Read more

Baker Tilly Capital, LLC
Baker Tilly Capital, LLC (Jason Cunningham, Michael Demers, Steve Economou, Steve Higgins and Kevin Rudd members) added a managing director in Q3. Read more
Ballard Spahr LLP

Ballard Spahr LLP (Craig Circosta, Brian Doerner, Anuj Goswami, Amit Kakkar, Robert Krauss and Steven Miller members) advised its clients on 11 completed transactions in Q3. Read more

Boathouse Capital
Boathouse Capital (Steve Dressel, Bill Dyer, Steve Gord, Ken Jones, Chong Moua, Andrew Olsen, Shivam Patel and Colin Raws members) completed two transactions and hired an associate in Q3. Read more
Brown Gibbons Lang & Company
Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (Bob Kent member) hired a local managing director in Q3. Read more
Bryant Park Capital
Bryant Park Capital (Joel Magerman member) provided investment banking services to its clients on 2 closed transactions in Q3. Read more
CertainTeed (Patrick Malarkey member) closed one transaction in Q3. Read more
Corporate Advisory Solutions
Corporate Advisory Solutions (Michael Lamm and Mark Russell members) served as M&A advisor on 2 closed transactions in Q3. Read more
Cozen O'Connor
Cozen O'Connor (Ira Gubernick, Larry Laubach, Anne Madonia, Ingrid Welch and Michael Zanan members) represented its clients legal interests on 3 completed transactions in Q3. Read more
Delancey Street Partners
Delancey Street Partners (David Allenbach and Patrick Dolan members) provided investment banking advisory on 2 closed deals in Q3. Read more
Drinker Biddle & Reath

Drinker Biddle & Reath (Elizabeth Babson, Joshua Bernstein, Stephen Burdumy, David Denious, Neil Haimm, Laura Householder, Matthew Meyers, Lauren Platko, Douglas Raymond, John Talbot and Ron Tanner members) represented clients on 22 closed deals in Q3. Read more

Duane Morris LLP

Duane Morris LLP (Heather Carmody, Maria Rose Granholm, Richard Jaffe, Timothy Levy, Mairi Luce, Darrick Mix, Kathleen Shay, Thomas Spencer, Barry Steinman and David Toner members) served as legal counsel on 15 completed transactions in Q3.  The firm also hired 8 corporate law attorneys. Read more

Fairmount Partners

Fairmount Partners (Charles Eckert member) provided investment banking services for its clients on 3 completed transactions in Q3.  The firm also hired two investment bankers. Read more

Fox Rothschild LLP
Fox Rothschild LLP (Terrence Kerwin, Sandra Romaszewski and Tyler Smith members) served as legal advisor to its clients on 3 completed transactions in Q3. Read more
Griffin Financial Group, LLC
Griffin Financial Group, LLC (John Lee member) served as investment banker on 4 completed transactions in Q3. Read more
Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

Janney Montgomery Scott LLC (Joseph Culley, Jonathan Ketzner, Benjamin McKean, James McNaughton, Joseph Reichert, Brendan Tierney and Brian Van Der Waag members) provided investment banking services to its clients on 12 closed transactions in Q3. Read more

LLR Partners

LLR Partners (Kevin Becker, Christian Bullitt, Kristy DelMuto, Mitchell Hollin, Jason Jerista and David Steines members) completed 2 deals and hired 3 in Q3. Read more

Milestone Partners

Milestone Partners (James Billmyer, Peter Elkes, Brooke Hayes, John Nowaczyk, Daniel Ryan and Geoffrey Veale members) completed a sale in Q3 and hired one. Read more

Pine Hill Group
Pine Hill Group (Jerry Buckley, Matthew Estadt, Chuck Jacobson, Stephen Nardi, Keith Ruck and Barry Smith members) provided buy-side financial due diligence services on six completed transactions in Q3.  The firm also hired a new Transaction Advisory services manager. Read more
Pine Hill Valuation Services
Pine Hill Valuation Services (Sean O'Reilly member) closed 5 transactions in Q3. Read more
Private Capital Research LLC

Private Capital Research LLC (Graeme Frazier and Joseph Morris members) sourced a deal for a client in Q3. Read more

Quaker Chemical Corporation

Quaker Chemical Corporation (Sean Dineen member) completed one acquisition in Q3. Read more

RLS Associates

RLS Associates (David Bernstein and John Ralston members) served as buy side advisor on one closed transaction in Q3. Read more

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC (Mark Chesen, Matthew Karlson and Terry Kohler members) acted as investment banker on one completed transaction in Q3. Read more


Stifel (Lauren Harrington, John Honovich, David Lazar and Bharat Ramprasad members) provided M&A advisory to its clients on three closed deals in Q3. Read more

Stradley Ronon

Stradley Ronon (Michael Bonner, Christopher Rosenbleeth and Todd Vanett members) represented its clients on 6 completed transactions in Q3. Read more

The Bridlebrook Group
The Bridlebrook Group (William Doyle member) represented a seller on one completed transaction in Q3. Read more
White and Williams LLP

White and Williams LLP (George Hartnett, Michael Mentzel,Ryan Udell and Vidwans Maulin members) served its clients on 2 closed transactions in Q3. Read more

Welcome to New Q3 2015 ACG Philadelphia Members

Jeffrey Berryman
Day & Zimmermann

Michael Greenly

Ira Gubernick
Cozen O'Connor

Anthony Horvat
Steelgate Partners

Meghan Jodz
Grant Thornton LLP

Kathleen King
Day & Zimmermann

Scott Nissenbaum
Hercules Technology Growth Capital

Conrad Olenik
Falcon Capital Partners, LLC

Drew Richards
Capital One

Hersh Shah
McGladrey LLP

Ramki Sundaram
QVC, Inc.

Ingrid Welch
Cozen O'Connor

Jeff Wheatley
DFC Global Corp

Malcolm Youngren
Quad Partners

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