Perspectives

Gain deeper insight with selected articles and analyses from our senior leadership.

A Match that Benefits Both

The value of Independent Sponsors to capital sources, such as Private Equity firms like Boyne, is their focused knowledge of specific industries, the relationships they have within those sectors, their ability to identify and bring deals to the table that have already passed an initial vetting process, and the exclusivity that usually attends these deals.

Finding the Right Match

Once an Independent Sponsor commits to looking for a Private Equity partner to fund a deal, what’s next? How do they choose the right partner? Not all Private Equity firms are the same. A PE firm’s size, geographic location, industry focus, desire to partner, and other factors help determine the right candidate.

Forging a PE-Independent Sponsor Alliance

In the lower-middle market, where Independent Sponsors’ typically seek deals, collaboration between Private Equity firms and smart Independent Sponsor deal makers can open up greater opportunities for both parties.

How to Finance a Fund-Less Operation

Independent Sponsors, or fund-less deal makers, are playing a growing role in sourcing and negotiating M&A deals, especially in the lower middle market where multiples are lower and the upside potential is considerably higher.

Structuring a Winning PE-Independent Sponsor Partnership

Independent Sponsors and Private Equity firms can make for a formidable acquisition team. This is especially true in the lower-middle market where Independent Sponsors’ strengths lie, and opportunities abound for smart deal makers.

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