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Axial’s “17 Must-Read M&A Quotes from 1H 2013” – Gaffin Group cited

The Gaffin Group is honored to have Mark Gaffin cited as one of the must read quotes on M&A for the first half of 2013. Mr. Gaffin noted: “We are pleased that our research findings are be included in such a compelling list. As we noted in a prior post, we were interviewed for our […]

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Baby on board? Risks of inexperience in LBO lending

During my too-brief sailboat racing career in Australia, it was often necessary to cut closely between islands and shoals during long-distance events. Invariably, these games of roulette came at night and in the midst of a blow. There is little that focuses you more than perilously close waves crashing on jagged rocks as you hurtle through […]

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The Gaffin Group joins ACG on Capitol Hill education efforts

The Gaffin Group participated in a day of visits to Capitol Hill policy makers’ offices to advance discussion and education on issues facing the middle market and private capital formation. The Association for Corporate Growth has developed both a robust public policy agenda but also has made available an extensive data set illustrating the impact of […]

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Was Mark a Wet Blanket on the Dry Powder Issue?

The Gaffin Group was proud to see Mark Gaffin’s contribution to an excellent article, “On the Exaggeration of Dry Powder” by Billy Fink at Axial. The analysis sheds a more critical light on the dry powder situation – especially with respect to the middle market private equity segment. Mr. Gaffin will be following up with […]

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The Gaffin Group meets with Congressional Members

Mark Gaffin attended a reception at the New York offices of Venable LLP with a small group of industry professionals and Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) and Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ). While the specific topics of the meeting were not disclosed, we understand the meeting to be informative and productive. As Mark Gaffin reported, “It was […]

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Finding Love in the Middle Market LBO World

It is all too seldom that one is present to see true love blossom – especially in the middle market finance world. Fondly, though, I can report I had the special privilege of seeing such a glorious thing at recent private capital industry gathering. I was picking my way through a wilted salad and tired […]

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Warning: Does that Base Case reflect reality? Or Newt and Biff’s Excellent Adventures

Years ago, one of my dearest mentors drummed the following advice into my cranium: One of the most obvious marks of inexperience and sloth is using, verbatim, sell-side information that is spoon-fed to an investor group. This is made more egregious as it obviously comes from parties benefiting from uncritical acceptance of the “data”. Not […]

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