M&A Weekly Digest brings you a discussion about what’s driving outbound M&A activity, what trends inthe Association for Corporate Growth recently found, and certain important tax policy changes of which business owners need to be aware.
Offshore Buyers – What’s Driving Activity
“Outbound M&A activity (where a company headquartered offshore acquires a company in another country) was quite strong in 2011 and is expected to continue to be so in 2012…Some of the most aggressive outbound buyers are located in Asia.”
The Association for Corporate Growth Reports on Trends in Expansion
“Quite a few business owners are under the mistaken belief that they are too small to be attractive targets for professional buyers. They tend to form this misconception because the business media typically focuses on large, billion-dollar deals.
The reality is that most deals closed are far smaller – they just don’t get the press coverage because the vast majority of these lower middle-market deals are undisclosed and under-reported. This was clearly illustrated in a recent ACG survey (Association for Corporate Growth).”
Tax Policy – What the Future May Hold
Carl Doerksen reviews the tax policy changes that will happen in 2013, which will greatly affect business owners, especially those looking to profit from selling their business.
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