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Mid-Market Purchase Price Multiples For YTD 2012 Ease From 2011 Level

The purchase price multiple for the first nine months of this year is at 7.6x EBITDA, which is lower than the rates of at the end of the last two years: 8.4x for 2010 and 8.2x for 2011. However, it represents an increase from the 6.6x rate reported for 2009. Equity contributions from sponsors for the latest third quarter was at about 34.6 percent of deal valuations.