June News & Closed Deals: Versatile Corporate Growth Strategies

Welcome to the fifth Edition of Axial’s Lower Middle Market Digest, your source of news and deal announcements featuring boutique investment banks, family offices, private equity-backed portfolio companies, and lower middle market businesses.

Last month we discussed how technology is no longer the exclusive poster child of the venture capital community, as traditional private equity firms and corporate buyers have started investing heavily in the space.

Corporations have been increasingly active in recent years, both through launching venture capital arms to supercharge innovation and R&D, as well as initiatives to invest off of their balance sheet in smaller businesses & startups.

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24 Jan 2022

Tailwind Capital Sells AST Corp. to Recognize Partners

Financial Information ($USD) Not Disclosed  Transaction Details Tailwind Capital today announced it has completed its sale of AST Corporation to Recognize Partners, a technology services focused investment platform. Financial information was not disclosed. AST, a leading cloud and digital transformation solutions provider, simultaneously announced the deal, categorizing it as a strategic investment by Recognize to enable AST to accelerate investment in innovation,...

03 Jan 2022

Office Depot Sells CompuCom Systems

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Happy Holidays – The 2021 martinwolf Annual Letter

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