Record Growth Lands M&A Firm on Inc's 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies List
Calder's trail-blazing ascent to the fastest-growing M&A firm in the US--even through 2020.
Every year, Inc. generates a list of the top 5000 most successful private companies in the country based on their impressive growth over the course of a 3-year period.
Calder Capital's ascent to the fastest growing M&A firm in the US is even more impressive when contrasted against a general M&A industry decline of -22% in 2020.
According to Friar, when the pandemic hit in mid-March, buyer, seller, and lender conversations slowed significantly:
Never one for accepting defeat, Friar buckled down at what he is best at. "I embrace change and uncertainty,"
The firm's growth through the pandemic, however, was not a result of mere providence. "While of course we doubled down during COVID, we also have to credit the 'bigger picture' of how we were positioned leading up to 2020," remarked Matt Baas, Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor at Calder Capital, and Partner at the firm's sister company, Small Business Deal Advisors (https://www.smallbusinessdeal.com/
The positive results of Calder's head-down efforts were many: the team closed a record 40 transactions and received a cornucopia of recognitions including Top 200 Business Leaders (https://grbj.com/
When asked what he hopes the Inc. 5000 award will bring, Friar had the following to say, "The future of Calder will be built on the recruitment and retention of driven, ambitious, and creative people. My goal is to make this list for as many years as we can, and I am committed to long-term, thoughtful, creative, and sustainable growth that it will take. Let's go!"