Fee-for-service deal sourcing is the emerging trend in deal sourcing in the industry. "These services typically will do direct outreach on behalf of a partner client to generate conversations with potential sellers. It looks and feels like it is conducted by the buyer themselves."
Deal platforms are another method that is used for deal sourcing. Examples of such platforms include Axial and Intralinks Dealnexus.
Looking for deal signals is an advanced method used for deal sourcing. In this method, PE firms "engage in an origination strategy where they actively look for companies that are sending up deal signals."
Some firms also employ sector-specific strategies to look for deals in targeted sectors.
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