Industry Updates are Available for Q1 2018

Articles & Publications
Houlihan Capital provides Quarterly Updates on the following industries as of March 31, 2018. Information includes valuation metrics, performance data and M&A Activity. Click on the following links below to access reports for the following industries: Aerospace, Defense & Government Asset Management Banking Building Products Business Development Companies Business Services Consumer Products Containers, Packaging and Paper Products Financial Services Food & Beverages Healthcare Hotels, Restaurant, and Leisure Insurance Internet Retail Media and Entertainment Oil and Gas Power and Utilities Retail Steel Telecommunications Transportation and Logistics If an industry is not listed above, please CONTACT US indicating which industries are of interest to…
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4Q2017 Micro Middle Market M&A Report Available!

Articles & Publications
The two-year trend of declining micro middle market deal activity may finally be reversing. Although Pitchbook data reported another downtick in quarterly transaction activity, anecdotal conversations suggest some targeted 4Q17 closings were pushed to 1Q18 to capture new tax law benefits. Valuations are at historic levels and capital continues to be readily available, with corporate buyers remaining very active. Click below to learn more about trends that shaped the 2017 M&A landscape in Houlihan Capital’s full US Micro Middle Market M&A Update: [button link="https://www.houlihancapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Micro-Middle-Market-Update-4Q17.pdf" color="alternative-1" size="medium" style="light" lightbox="false"]PDF Version[/button] For more information contact: Bill Noviskis wnoviskis@houlihancapital.com 312.450.8634
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Transaction Announcement – Dedicated Computing

Articles & Publications, Transaction Announcements
Houlihan Capital’s Investment Banking Group is pleased to announce the following transaction: December 2017 Enterprise division of Dedicated Computing Sale to RMM Solutions Sector: Technology Services Houlihan Capital served as the exclusive financial advisor to Dedicated Computing on this transaction Dedicated Computing (Dedicated), with global headquarters in Waukesha, WI, recently finalized a definitive agreement for the divestiture of its Enterprise division to RMM Solutions, a technology services company based in Wausau, WI. The agreement enables Dedicated to focus entirely on its primary business as an Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) of proprietary, highly engineered computing systems for global OEM customers in…
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3Q2017 Micro Middle Market M&A Report Available!

Articles & Publications
Third quarter M&A activity in the US micro middle market was down from the prior quarter, but valuation multiples remained strong. Houlihan Capital's full 3Q2017 M&A update breaks down activity during the quarter for the US micro middle market. Click below to read the full report: [button link="https://www.houlihancapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Quarterly-MMM-Update-3Q17.pdf" color="alternative-1" size="medium" style="light" lightbox="false"]PDF Version[/button]
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Industry Updates for Q3 are now Available! (2017)

Articles & Publications, Industry Observations
Houlihan Capital provides Quarterly Updates on the following industries as of September 30, 2017.  To view reports on Aerospace, Defense and Government, please click here.  To view reports on Asset Management, please click here.  To view reports on Banking, please click here.  To view reports on Building Products, please click here.  To view reports on Business Development Companies, please click here.  To view reports on Business Services, please click here.  To view reports on Consumer Products, please click here.  To view reports on Containers, Packaging and Paper Products, please click here.  To view reports on Financial Services, please click here.  To…
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Value this! Hot Topics in Valuation for RIAs

Recent News, Webinars & Resources
Did you miss our 60 - minute webinar this week on Hot Topics in Valuation for RIAs? Key topics discussed: Overview of the SEC's valuation requirements The SEC's recent deep dive into RIA's valuation methodology and actual practices Urgent valuation implications in connection with the SEC's new liquidity rule Recent SEC valuation related enforcement cases Click below to access the full presentation. [button link="https://www.houlihancapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Value-This-Valuation-Seminar-Stradley-Ronon-Houlihan-Capital.pdf" color="alternative-1" size="medium" style="light" lightbox="false"]PDF Presentation[/button] Hosted by: [one_fourth] [/one_fourth] [three_fourth_last] [/three_fourth_last]
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Understanding Valuations of Unicorns in 2017

Articles & Publications
When venture capitalist Aileen Lee coined the term “unicorn” in the fall of 2013 to describe a VC-backed company valued at $1 billion or more, it was a fitting description of an exceptionally rare phenomenon, with around 40 companies in the world holding such title. While unicorn status is still rare, the booming tech market has made unicorn companies more commonplace. The infographics below – the first as of January 2014, and the second as of August 2017 – show how the number of VC-backed private companies valued at $1 billion or more has increased dramatically. Click here to continue…
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2Q2017 Micro Middle Market M&A Report Now Ready!

Articles & Publications
The micro middle market was largely in line with the larger U.S. market as it experienced a slow start in M&A activity during the first half of 2017. Houlihan Capital's full 2Q2017 M&A update breaks down activity during the quarter for the micro middle market. Click below to read the full report: [button link="https://www.houlihancapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Quarterly-MMM-Update-2Q17.pdf" color="alternative-1" size="medium" style="light" lightbox="false"]PDF Version[/button]
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An Accounting Update for Entities that hold Equity Investments

Articles & Publications
There are significant changes coming to the way public companies account for their investments in equity securities. Be ready to understand them and put the right procedures in place before it’s too late. In early 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued its accounting standards update (ASU) 2016-01, effective December 15, 2017. Under the update, public companies will need to book their equity investments at fair value through net income. Under current U.S. GAAP, marketable equity securities are classified as either Held for Trading or Available for Sale (AFS). Companies record their AFS equity securities, adjusted for impairments and…
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Your Q1 Industry Updates are Here! (2017)

Articles & Publications, Industry Observations
Houlihan Capital provides Quarterly Updates on the following industries as of March 31, 2017.  To view reports on Aerospace, Defense and Government, please click here.  To view reports on Asset Management, please click here.  To view reports on Banking, please click here.  To view reports on Building Products, please click here.  To view reports on Business Development Companies, please click here.  To view reports on Business Services, please click here.  To view reports on Consumer Products, please click here.  To view reports on Containers, Packaging and Paper Products, please click here.  To view reports on Financial Services, please click here.  To…
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