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    Business Services Q1 2021

    Q1 2021 Business Services

    M&A Transaction Trends

    Largest Transactions Closed

    • Target
    • Buyer
    • Value($mm)
    • Remainder of multi family tenant screening business of CoreLogic, Inc.
    • Undisclosed
    • $51.00
    • DirectPath, LLC
    • CNO Financial Group, Inc.
    • $50.00
    • Certain Assets of Snelling Staffing
    • HQ Snelling Corporation
    • $17.00
    • Working Not Working, Inc.
    • Fiverr International Ltd.
    • $13.00
    • Franchised operations of LINK Staffing
    • HQ Link Corporation
    • $11.00
    • RLJ Talent Consulting, Inc.
    • Recruiter.com Group, Inc.
    • $2.00

     

    Source S&P Capital IQ as of 4/12/2021 and PCE Proprietary Data

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    David Jasmund

     

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    Eric Zaleski

     

    Eric Zaleski

    Investment Banking | ESOP

    Chicago Office

    847-239-2466 (direct)

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    Melissa Ritter

     

    Melissa Ritter

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    Michael Rosendahl

     

    Michael Rosendahl

    Investment Banking

    New York Office

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    mrosendahl@pcecompanies.com

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    Will Stewart

     

    Will Stewart

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    Woody Whitcomb

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    Michael Poole

    Investment Banking

    Orlando Office

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    Paul Vogt

    Valuation

    Atlanta Office

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    Mackenzie Moran

     

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    Isabel Carta

     

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    Philipp Seubert

     

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    R Winston 667 x 667

     

    Richard Winston

    Valuation

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    Data Assumptions

    This report represents transaction activity as mergers & acquisitions, consolidations, restructurings and spin-offs. Targets are defined as U.S. Based companies with either foreign or U.S. based buyers. Transaction information provided is based on closed dates only.

    Glossary

    EBIT - Earnings Before Interest and Taxes
    EBITDA - Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization
    LTM - Last Twelve Months
    TEV - Total Enterprise Value

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    2. Alameida, Isis, and Breanna Bradham. Bloomberg.com, Bloomberg, 23 Mar. 2021.
    3. “This Is The Farming We Need to Address Climate Change.” CSRWire, Indigo Agriculture, 22 Mar. 2021.
    4. Brohan, Mark. “An Agriculture B2B Marketplace Harvests $250 Million.” Digital Commerce 360, B2B News, 21 Aug. 2020.
    5. Moazed, Alex. “B2B Agriculture Tech: The Startup and Marketplace Landscape.” B2B Distribution, Applico, 6 July 2020.
    6. Niehaus, John, et al. “Staffing Industry M&A Landscape.” Industry Insights, Duff & Phelps, 2021.
    7. Malloy, Chris. “Even Garbage Is Using Blockchain Now.” Bloomberg.com, Bloomberg, 18 Mar. 2021.
    8. Joshi, Naveen. “Revolutionizing Waste Management with Blockchain Technology.” Application Development, 19 Apr. 2020.
    9. Bell, Davis. “Council Post: Predictions For The Accounting Industry For 2021 And Beyond.” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 2 Feb. 2021.
    10. “The COVID-19 Downturn Is Expected to Increase M&A Activity among Accounting Firms.” Thomson Reuters Institute, 18 Jan. 2021
    11. Olson, Elizabeth. “Law Firm Mergers Rebound After Pandemic Slowdown, May Top 100.”
    12. Shulman, Gabriel. “Law Firms in the US”. IBISWorld, January 2021.

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