Business Intelligent Thinking for Sell-Side M&A Advisory


Successful sell-side M&A/corporate finance advisory engagements depend on connecting your client to the most interested and high-powered buyer. For any given transaction, there are thousands of potential strategic investors and financial sponsors that could purchase the business you are representing. How do you narrow the options down to the few buyers that are most relevant … Continued

The Power of Business Intelligent Thinking at Capital Markets Firms


Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) are buzzwords you likely hear every day from service providers, competitors, and colleagues. But without a computer science degree, how can you use these principles to generate more value for your business and stakeholders?   At DealCloud, we believe the answers lie with the concept of “Business Intelligent … Continued

DealCloud Differentiator: Target Builder


Capital markets firms are increasingly data-driven, and as a result, are getting creative about the types of data they track and how that data is visualized. You’re probably familiar with using DealCloud to manage contacts and deal flow, but innovative firms have learned that other types of initiatives can be managed both faster and more … Continued

Leveraging Data that Yields Deeper Intermediary Intelligence


A key element of any private equity firm’s strategy is sourcing deals, which is often done through an advisor such as an investment bank or corporate finance firm. In fact, many private equity firms source certain industry- or size-specific deals from intermediaries that specialize in those categories. But few PE firms actually see a return … Continued

Investment Bankers Need Relationship Management Tech to Find Buyers in Today’s Remote Environment


After the pandemic caused a severe reduction in dealmaking volume, closing new deals has become the top priority for private equity firms heading into 2021, according to DealCloud’s Fall 2020 Dealmaker Pulse survey. Nearly 70% of private equity professionals said their firms’ number one focus is new acquisitions, and 50% revealed that they expect a significant … Continued

Talent Management Strategies in High Demand Across the Private Capital Markets


Talent management and recruiting are now key areas of focus for capital markets firms, according to new data from private equity advisor BluWave. In fact, their most recent study shows that “the top three categories for value creation investment in 2020 Q2 were executive and staff recruiting, hiring interim leadership and growth/go-to market strategy.” This … Continued

Performance, Competition, and Technology: Private Markets Trends to Watch in 2020 and Beyond


In an increasingly competitive private markets climate, 2020 is sure to present investors, lenders, corporate buyers, M&A advisors, and other dealmakers with challenges. In a webinar (full recording found here) hosted by DealCloud yesterday, Private Equity International Editor Isobel Markham sat down with Christopher Gaffney of Great Hill Partners, Griffith Norville of Hamilton Lane and … Continued

Blue River Financial Deploys DealCloud

New Client Announcement

Blue River Financial Group (“Blue River”), a middle market merger and acquisition advisory firm, has deployed DealCloud. “Blue River has decided to deploy DealCloud to have clear and instant visibility on our data. Allowing us to set up processes which track the success of our deals in a coherent way of both buy-side and sell-side,” … Continued