Links List May 2019 _2

Links’ List of Multiples and Buyers | May 2019

The highest multiple that is recognized from a divestiture standpoint using these historical metrics at the end of Q1 2019 suggest that a private equity group is likely going to attain a higher selling multiple (8.1x) when compared to buyouts (7.2x), platform investments (7.4x) and add-ons (6.7x) even when taking into consideration companies with above-average financial characteristics (7.8x) and management staying on post transaction (7.3x) purchased by other private equity groups. Detailed analysis should be done, looking at respective deal sizes and industry to understand how it impacts each company.