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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Aug 18, 2020 - 7:39pm

Depends on what you're trying to represent.
If it's in the context of how efficient the company is at a business / operations level, you'd want FCF/TEV. If you just want to see how your investment is doing, then FCF/Sponsor Equity. However, I'd lean towards FCF/TEV since most FCF is being used to pay off debt anyways and Sponsor Equity changes from deal to deal based on financing / leverage choices.

Also worth looking at FCF/Revenue which gives you an idea of how much of your revenue is converted into FCF. For a typical LBO candidate, I think you want mature/stable companies hitting >10% FCF yield on revenue and 2-4% FCF/TEV (implying 2.5-5x TEV/Revenue multiple) but it obviously depends by industry.

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