Axial Announces the Most Active Lower Middle Market Investment Banks, Private Equity Firms, and Corporate Acquirers for Q1 2013

Apr 23, 2013, 06:00 ET from Axial

NEW YORK, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Axial, the network where private companies connect with capital, today released Q1 2013 leaderboards detailing the most active investment banks, private equity firms, and corporate acquirers on its network.


In this quarter's update, Axial analyzed data from over 11,000 Members and over 182,000 Member connections on its network to determine the most active Members on the basis of total deal value, interest expressed in deals, deals brought to market, and completed transactions.  

Investment banking front runners in the first quarter included Carriage Hill, Corporate Finance Associates, and Vercor; private equity firms included Smith Equity Partners, Newport Partners, and G&H Ventures. The most active corporate acquirers for Q1 included Xerox Corp., Fort Knox National Company, Banyan Water, and EDSCO Fasteners.

Other investment banks that remained on the list from last quarter included Hunter Wise, Peter A Sokoloff & Co and Allegiance Capital. Private equity firms The Courtney Group and Lazarus Capital Partners dropped several spots but remained active enough to stay on the leaderboard. Synalloy Corporation slowed their acquisitions this quarter, falling from #1 to #8 on the corporate acquirers list.

The complete list of rankings can be found at

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