This M&A Weekly Digest brings discussions about how active private equity firms are in the, the pros and cons of an employee stock ownership program vs. phantom stock, and tips for selling a business in today’s market. Click on the article headline to read the complete piece.
“Quite a few business owners at our M&A conferences are surprised to learn how active private equity groups are in the middle market, which we define as companies valued below $100 million. During the course of our seminars, we spend a significant amount of time talking about buyer types, premium buyers, and buyers who will provide you with top dollar for your company.
Recently Pitchbook, a leading private equity research firm, released their 2012 final year-end numbers. Their document, 1st Half 2013, is full of compelling research regarding private equity acquisition activity and strategies in 2012, setting the tone for the current year as well.”
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“According to Dealogic, the number of M&A transactions announced in the U.S. is down about 16% through the first three months of this year. Most analysts are not surprised at this, given the tremendous push to close deals in the last quarter of 2012 to avoid cap gains tax increases…
Most analysts expect that to change quickly as 2013 progresses. However, this slowdown does point out how critical it is to position your company effectively right now in order to attract optimal buyer interest. We thought we would share a few tips for selling a business in today’s market.”
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