PHILADELPHIA (November 3, 2011) — CMF Associates, a leading provider of financial, operational, and human capital solutions to private equity, middle-market, and small cap public companies, today released survey results based on conference attendance in the Spring of 2011 (ACG InterGrowth in San Diego) and Fall of 2011 (ACG M&A East, Chicago).
Based on funds surveyed in the Spring of 2011, we reported an average selling price at six times EBITDA, an average time between initial meeting to close of a deal from 4-8 months, and average aggregate revenue growth of a portfolio as a whole ranging from 10-15%.
Based on the same survey conducted in the Fall of 2011, we found that the average selling price increased to closer to seven times EBITDA and aggregate revenue growth of a portfolio as a whole decreased, ranging from 5-10%. The average time between initial meeting to close of a deal, however, remained steady, spanning between 4-8 months.
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