Chart Of The Week: 4Q 2012 Mid-Market Purchase Price Multiples 8.6x EBITDA

Deal prices for portfolio companies in the middle market stood at 8.6x EBITDA at the end of the fourth quarter.

The spike in the fourth quarter rate is higher than the multiples registered for any year since 2007, according to data from the Leveraged Commentary & Data division of S&P Capital IQ. The purchase price multiple for all of 2012 ...

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