What willand activity be like the rest of the year? Who is the new player that is competing with private equity firms to buy businesses? What is the lastest trend regarding Canadian M&A activity? Find out the answers in this week’s M&A digest. As usual, click on the headline to read the full article.
“At this point in the year, M&A experts and analysts begin to predict, based on historic norms and recent trends, where M&A activity will likely be at the end of the year … Interestingly, one of the closest correlations to M&A activity is the movement of the S&P 500.”
“I recently came across a new trend that could prove to be very beneficial to quite a few middle-market business owners: There is competition among business buyers, specifically between family offices and traditional equity firms for deals.”
“[N]ot many years ago, Canadians were concerned about the “hollowing out” of the Canadian business community because of the aggressive growth in Canadian inbound activity. Now the tables have turned and for every $1.00 spent inbound, at least $1.25 is spent on outbound M&A.
So what is driving this?”
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