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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
The First Word: M&A Market Strong Halfway Through 2015
We hosted our sixth annual CHILDS Growth Firm forum in Atlanta on May 7th. The
conference was our most-attended yet with over 300 attendees! Of the attendees,
approximately 175 were company executives and owners, 75 were private equity
investors, and the remaining were service professionals (i.e. lawyers, accountants). Our
approach is to hit relevant topics â€œhead onâ€ as it always facilitates interesting
conversations. And, of course, the networking is great as well. The overall theme from
our interactions at the conference was that times are very good and most people are
â€œplaying offenseâ€ accordingly.
Our panel discussions were topical and well received. This yearâ€™s panels were:
ï‚§ Raising Outside Capital: The Entrepreneurâ€™s Perspective
ï‚§ Executing Acquisitions: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
ï‚§ How Private Equity Really Works: The Inside Scoop
We wrapped up the afternoon with our final keynote speaker, Tommy Newberry, who
is a well-known author, executive coach, and a friend. His talk, entitled â€œYouâ€™ve
Succeeded, Now What,â€ was excellent, and centered around being purposeful with your
time and energy to establish the relationships you value and to leave the legacy that
you want to leave behind. This message offered perspective and was a healthy
reminder for all of us who play the game of business.
The M&A market through the first half of 2015 remains very strong, and is reflected in
our business. We believe that market activity will continue full steam ahead into 2016.
CHILDS Advisory Partners ended 2014 as the leading U.S. firm for lower middle â€“
market (under $500 million) transactions in Human Capital Management/Staffing, IT
Services, and Healthcare IT Services. We continue to build momentum in those
In 2014-2015 we also added three new practice groups:
ï‚§ SaaS software, with an emphasis on HCM, led by Tom Donahue