This edition of the M&A Weekly Digest features pieces about how baby boomers will affect M&A activity, a long-term perspective on mergers and acquisitions, and middle-market lending. Click on the headlines to read the full articles.
Baby Boomer Business Owners – The Retirement Wave
“Timing is critical in selling your business, as most of you are aware. A variety of issues beyond your control can have an impact on the eventual sale of your company. External factors – such as changes in the economy, availability of funding, and the rise and fall of interest and tax rates – can have a profound effect on the value and salability of a business. However, a new dynamic must be added to this list: the impact of the pending retirement of millions of baby boomer business owners.”
Mergers and Acquisitions – A Long-Term Perspective
“What does history teach us? Despite economic malaise and political uncertainty, we should experience a number of years of solid growth in deal making. Again, the climate is ripe given the capital available to buyers right now, and because interest rates are at all time lows, there is ample financing in the market.”
Middle-Market Lending – One of the Factors Driving M&A Activity
“Mary Kathleen Flynn, Editor-in-Chief of Mergers & Acquisitions (an M&A-focused publication produced by the ACG), interviewed Scott Kolbrenner of Houlihan Lokey about current trends impacting M&A activity. Kolbrenner was quite upbeat about where he expects 2012 to end and the momentum that would be carried over into 2013.”
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