The positive predictions forM&A activity continue. Outgoing Fed Chair Ben Bernanke, KPMG, Ernst & Young, and Axial all see positive indicators for 2014. Besides the optimistic outlook, we’re also sharing the eight things that successful businesses excel in that allow them to maintain growth regardless of negative economic conditions. As usual, click on the headline for the full article.
A few weeks ago, the National Center for the Middle Market released an interesting study examining how successful middle-market companies sustain their growth no matter what is happening externally to the company. The report was based on a study running from 2006 to 2012 and it looked at companies that grew and those that didn’t during the critical recessionary years of 2006 through 2008. In addition, researchers also conducted a key survey of CEOs and other middle-market executives examining valuable strategies developed to survive during these difficult times.
Historically there has been a correlation between economic growth and M&A activity, so it is good news for business owners looking to sell that outgoing Fed Chair Bernanke predicts economic growth in 2014.
The KPMG team has reason to believe market factors are priming this year for another solid run.
A few weeks ago Pitchbook, a leading M&A research firm, interviewed Jeff Bunder, the global private equity leader at Ernst & Young (EY). Jeff has more than 25 years of experience leading due diligence engagements for both private equity and corporate acquirers. Based on his credentials, you can see he’s a good person to chat with about trends and growth in M&A activity.
Axial’s top prediction for 2014and activity is that lower middle-market acquisitions will dominate the market. Here’s why.
What does this mean for business owners looking to sell their companies?
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