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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22 Mar 2021

SYNNEX Announces Merger with Tech Data

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Jeff Bezos To Step Down as CEO, Replaced By Cloud Chief

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martinwolf Celebrates 24 Years

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