Annual Global Private Equity Deal Multiples and Trends

Working with Pitchbook, Hilco Global has published their 2015 PE Global Deal Multiples and Trends rerport. The results offer a detailed picture of current deal structuring and investment multiples in the PE industry. Deal-making is examined through several lenses, including EBITDA and revenue multiples, debt-to-equity ratios, closing times and fees.

Some key findings from the report include:

  • 37% of 4Q deals were closed within 10-14 weeks, which represents a 7% uptick of deals closed within that time-frame in 3Q.
  • The median debt percentage for 4Q surveyed transactions was 52%
  • Transaction fees continue to fall: For the second consecutive quarter our data indicated a drop in the median transaction fee paid to service providers

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Hilco Global's Solutions For Private Equity Firms and Hedge Funds

The Hilco Global platform offers Private Equity Firms and Hedge Funds innovative services and capital solutions to help facilitate and execute transactions, create liquidity and enhance the value of portfolio companies.

  1. Strategic partnerships providing management expertise and consulting in both opportunistic and distressed situations:
    • Hostess brand turnaround
    • Starbucks strategic real estate and lease repositioning services
  2. Principal and operator of strategic businesses and brand investments:
    • Purchasing and revitalizing the 75 year old Polaroid brand
    • Re-launching and expanding the iconic Halston retail fashion brand
    • Purchasing and revitalizing Kraus Flooring
    • Buying and restructuring HMV - a billion dollar music/entertainment retailer in UK, Canada, Australia
  3. Buyer and seller of diverse assets: A/R; Real Estate; Industrial Equipment; Intellectural Property; Orphan businesses, etc:
    • Coldwater Creek - completed the disposition of all retail assets and real estate
    • $70 million dollar deal for Cenveo to purchase National Envelope and purchase the A/R portfolio
    • Acquisition and redevelopment of the 38 million square foot steel mill owned by RG Steel
    • GM; Chrysler; Cooper Tire deal (the purchase and redevelopment of real estate and industrial)
  4. Private Equity Firm deal strategic/investment partnerships:
    • Linen's & Things, Brookstone
    • Coldwater Creek
    • Redwood Capital