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It’s full speed ahead in 2019 for the aerospace and defense industries -- which are both coming off stupendous year-earlier results --
Highest industry-wide revenue ever, at $760 billion, and highest operating profit ever, at $81 billion.
In commercial aircraft, record large deliveries and backlogs.
In defense, increased government spending amidst rising geopolitical tensions causing the top six defense contractors to report a 12% increase in revenue.View Event Details
Over the next couple of years, car and truck makers are planning to introduce dozens of models of new electric vehicles. They’ll include numerous exciting features, e.g., video cameras that will replace side-view mirrors, and front seats that swivel 180 degrees so passengers riding in front can face rear-seated passengers while the vehicle is in autonomous driving mode.
As the auto industry prepares for dramatic changes in the way mobility occurs, and as vehicles are being built, private equity investors are going to discover more and more opportunities for investment.View Event Details
Providers of behavioral healthcare services are thriving.
Last year was the field’s biggest year to date. Deal activity soared a breathtaking 60% (year-over-year), achieving a high of 97 announced or closed transactions. And the pipeline for future investors looks even better, for five reasons...View Event Details
Valuations of specialty chemicals companies are soaring to record levels, and private equity investors aren’t tamping down their acquisition pace.
Combined with the late-cycle economic environment and a private equity market flush with cash, it’s no wonder PE investors continue to deploy capital.
According to ThomasNet, more than 10,000 American businesses produce over 70,000 chemical products.
Those include an enormous “laundry list” of specialty chemicals such as adhesives, polymers, polymer additives, coatings, coating additives, lubricants, food additives, resins, and countless others that offer significant potential for private equity investors.View Event Details
Investing in cannabis companies is a hot hand right now – especially considering that cannabis hasn’t even been legalized in much of the world.
In fact, some investors worry that cannabis investing may already have become TOO hot -- valuations are steep, consolidation is well under way, major corporations are competing for deals —and meanwhile, unknown regulatory risks hover in the background.View Event Details
All-day conference chaired by Matthew Margulies, managing director at Cain Brothers / KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.View Event Details
Attention, business development professionals!! Your newest colleague may be a virtual robot that finds deals using artificial intelligence.
PE firms are facing average multiples for deals running at around 11x EBITDA and mountains of dry powder that are reaching a record high of $2 trillion,
So it’s no surprise that it’s become harder and harder for them to find exclusive deals, let alone pay “reasonable” prices.
As a result, a number of private equity firms – e.g., Pilot Growth Equity Partners, Enter Capital, Insight Partners, and Jolt Capital -- have begun using artificial intelligence and data mining not only to sort through deals but also just to find and evaluate them.View Event Details
Makers of bulky heavy goods like beds and refrigerators are the latest merchants to join the rush to online commerce. But if you’ve ever tried to lug a king-size mattress up a flight of stairs after you purchased it online, you’ll know it’s no fun.
That’s why last mile delivery companies provide in-home “white glove” service. This niche has become super-heated, despite concerns about high valuations, the impact of Amazon, and the potential for an economic slowdown.
Of course, this isn’t the only sub-sector doing well these days, as advanced tech continues to disrupt transportation and the threat of tariffs grows.View Event Details
All-day conference chaired by Caroline Young of HKW -- Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney.View Event Details
All-day conference chaired by Scott Sergeant of Houlihan Lokey.View Event Details