This edition of the M&A Digest is full of signs pointing to a thriving M&A landscape in 2014, provides entrepreneurs with things private equity firms look for in an ideal acquisition, and explains why private equity’s high dry powder is fabulous news for business owners looking to sell or get an infusion of capital. As usual, click on headlines for the full story.
Momentum from a strong fourth quarter in 2013 has carried over into 2014, which is great news for private business owners looking to sell.
Successful private equity firms approach their potentialwith these three things in mind – all of which are good to know if you’re selling a business to them.
PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the most accurate predictors of M&A activity, finds things are looking up for 2014.
A panel of industry experts answer the questions:
- Will there be more deals closed this year than last?
- How will Washington politics affect the M&A market?
- How will the funding market impact deal activity?
“’CEOs will keep the middle market active in 2014 with smaller, safer acquisitions instead of mega deals,’ according to Robert Profusek, global head of M&A at law firm Jones Day.”
The latest dry powder estimates indicate there’s even more money for business buyers to spend on acquisitions, which is wonderful news for private business owners.
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