Today’s M&A Digest features how cash rich strategics will play into 2013 M&A activity and the steps business owners can take to sell a company.
“A few days ago we examined the fact that private equity firms are sitting on nearly $350 billion in dry powder (committed capital) and that nearly $100 billion of it needs to be invested in the next 12 months or it will have to be returned to investors. I recently came across another source that not only looked at dry powder but also cash rich strategics.
The following chart from PwC’s Year End M&A Outlook for 2013 indicates that worldwide all private equity funds have more than a trillion in committed capital, while cash rich strategics are sitting on close to $2 trillion.”
Once the decision has been made to sell a company, many business owners don’t know where to start. Since the process can be complex, in this piece we outline the 17 steps it takes and provide a few things to remember along the way.
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