ACG Acquires Middle-Market M&A Data Provider GF Data

Middle market transaction database to bolster ACG membership experience.

The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) announced its acquisition of GF Data, a provider of middle-market transaction multiples and other deal data. 

In a statement, ACG President and CEO Tom Bohn said GF Data “fits squarely in ACG’s wheelhouse.” 

“GF Data’s unique, proprietary research methodology provides objective, transaction-based clarity for mid-market dealmakers – a key component of ACG’s membership,” he continued. “This acquisition is truly an example of ACG living its mission of driving middle market growth through M&A.”

ACG said that the acquisition will support its membership experience as well as its content strategy by providing a standardized baseline of deal-terms. GF Data Managing Director Bob Dunn said the analysis will connect ACG members to “greater clarity” into purchase price multiples and other key terms of M&A transactions. 

GF Data offers aggregated data and analysis through a paid subscription, delivering digital reports and access to its valuation database comprised of anonymized acquisition details provided by more than 250 private equity firms. The company has so far tracked more than 4,000 M&A transactions with valuations between $10 million and $250 million. 

Its database is growing, however, as GF Data recently expanded its scope to include transaction deals with valuations up to $500 million to add to a variety of reports it offers, including M&A, Leverage, Key Deal Terms and Industry Drilldown. 

GF Data CEO and Co-Founder Andrew T. Greenberg said in a statement that ACG is an “ideal partner” to support GF Data’s efforts to grow its membership. 

“With ACG’s reach and audience we believe they’ll be able to continue to grow GF Data and further develop our proprietary research model,” said Greenberg.                 

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