February 2021 Market Update

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many aspects of the market in 2020, and private equity firms across all landscapes have been at the forefront of the changing environment. Deal volume, deal size, and fundraising all declined in aggregate in 2020. According to PitchBook’s 2020 Annual US PE Breakdown,… Read More...

Intern Spotlight: Get to Know Luke Pillarella

Luke began interning with Normandy Advisors in late 2020. A quick learner, Luke has already made a positive impact on four of our retained buy-side searches, assisting with research and evaluation of acquisition opportunities, and providing us with detailed analysis of current M&A activity in the Middle… Read More...

We Have a New Website!

If you are reading this post, you are looking at the new Normandy Advisors website! We are very excited about the launch of our new site which allows us to share more information about the projects we are working on and highlight what we are seeing on… Read More...

The Buy-Side Advisor Relationship

In July 2020, we asked nearly 200 professionals in the private equity industry to tell us about their experiences with buy-side advisory firms. Click "Read more" to see the results of our survey. Read More...

Industry Insights: the PE Executive

The unprecedented increase in capital in the private equity sector is forcing private equity firms to differentiate themselves to remain competitive. Private markets are at historical highs with a staggering $2.6 trillion allocated to private equity groups in the last ten years, according to Pitchbook. Read More...

Seeking Value-added in Distribution

With a current sourcing project in commercial product distribution, we reviewed consolidation trends in the industry. Examining Pitchbook data from the past three years on acquisitions of distributors by private equity firms, we found that transactions within the sector have steadily increased, especially in the past year… Read More...

Market Observations: Add-on Activity

As valuations continue to increase in the market, deal volume is predicted to decline. In Pitchbook’s most recent M&A report for 2Q 2017, they predict that the United States is “on pace for 18.5% and 23.6% year-over-year decreases [in total deal volume and value], respectively” from 2016… Read More...