It’s a deal year like no other, according to M&A professionals we talked to about the state of the 2021 deal markets. Inexpensive capital is gushing, and deal professionals are aggressively pursuing deals, much to the benefit of sellers who, in many cases, are realizing exceptional valuations for their businesses.
Intrepid announced today that it acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Unix Packaging and Western Group Packaging (Unix-Western), the leader in better for you contract beverage manufacturing, on its investment from Cyprium Partners, a private equity firm that makes non-control investments in middle-market companies.
The coronavirus pandemic has brought our everyday routines to a grinding halt, including those in the business and dealmaking community. As the markets continue to veer up and down based on the news at that particular moment, Smart Business Dealmakers wanted to get a sense of how those typically on the frontlines of deal activity are reacting to what’s happening. We understand that news is changing by the minute, but given that reality, here is a sampling of what leaders and dealmakers across our readership had to say.
Cyprium Partners provides non-control capital for middle-market companies in need of a small boost on the path to meeting their growth objectives. “Our goal is to work with families, founders and entrepreneurs who need capital — or at least think they need capital — and don’t want to give up control,” says John Sinnenberg, partner, chairman and founding member at the firm.
Cindy Babitt and Beth Haas are two of the six partners who collectively formed Cyprium Investment Partners in 2011 to manage the legacy Key Principal Partners (KPP) portfolio where they worked together for over a decade. Now working for almost 19 years together, Babitt and Haas, along with their co-founders, have deployed over $1.5 billion in 87 platform companies.