The private equity market at the lower end is very different from the higher end. Statistics tell part of the story—multiples are lower, competition is lighter—but other factors are often overlooked. Buying smaller companies is often more personal when the sellers are the founders. In collaboration with PitchBook, national law firm Akerman shines a spotlight on this segment, and emphasizes the personal touch needed to close transactions in the lower middle market. Read the full report by clicking here.