Nolan Advised ACG on its Acquisition of GF Data

DATE: March 15, 2022

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Who is Our Client?

  • The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is the premier global community for middle-market M&A deal-makers and business leaders focused on driving growth.

  • Founded in 1954, ACG’s global network operates within 61 local markets worldwide and comprises more than 100,000 middle market professionals who invest in, own and advise growing companies.

  • ACG delivers on its mission to drive middle-market growth by bringing these professionals together and giving them the resources to navigate the industry landscape to their utmost success.

Why Did ACG Hire Nolan?

  • Nolan’s experience with SaaS and subscription based business models was important to ACG to assist with valuation, negotiation and deal structure.

What Value Did Nolan Deliver?

  • Nolan’s process delivered GF Data, the leading provider of middle-market transaction multiples and other deal data.

  • Founded in 2006, GF Data provides aggregated data and analysis to subscribers through electronically delivered reports and access to its valuation database.

  • To date, GF Data has tracked more than 4,000 transactions valued between $10 million and $250 million, with acquisition details provided anonymously by more than 250 private equity firms through a secure online interface.

  • Data can be filtered by NAICS code, total enterprise value, revenue, EBITDA and more.

  • “This is a company that fits squarely in ACG’s wheelhouse,” said Tom Bohn, ACG’s President and CEO. “GF Data’s unique, proprietary research methodology provides objective, transaction-based clarity for mid-market dealmakers – a key component of ACG’s membership. This acquisition is truly an example of ACG living its mission of driving middle-market growth through M&A.”

  • Going forward, GF Data will become an integral part of ACG’s content strategy and membership experience, providing a standardized baseline of deal terms.

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