The lower-middle market — that niche corner of the M&A landscape where price tags hover $250 million or less — has become a sweet spot for many limited partners, according to dealmakers at the AM&AA Symposium in Boston on April 3.

“LPs have shown a fairly explosive amount of interest,” says Brett Palmer, president of the Small Business Investor Alliance. They are beginning to recognize the lower-middle market as a more favorable place to source deals due to the sheer volume of transactions, steady results and higher rates of return, he explains.

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