This week’s digest features data, data, and more data. We talk about how much private equity firms invest in smaller companies, the level of optimism about future M&A activity, and what the pending retirement of baby boomer business owners means for the generation. Click on the headline to read the full article.
“Recently Pitchbook, a leading research organization focusing on private equity (PE) M&A activity, released their 3rd Quarter 2013 Private Equity Breakdown. Not surprisingly, the data continues to reveal how equity firms operate in today’s market. As we have examined in the past, equity firms continue to focus on smaller deals.”
“According to [a Deloitte] survey, ’76 percent of the folks who responded to Deloitte’s online poll in May said they were significantly optimistic, more optimistic or maintaining their existing level of optimism about the M&A market for the remainder of the year.’ “
The numbers about baby boomer business owners are pretty staggering. But the ramifications of boomers selling their companies at the same time are even more astounding.
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