We discuss the relationship between IPO activity and M&A activity, the sizes of investments private equity firms make, where interest rates are headed, the formal arrival of values-based due diligence in the acquisition vetting process, and why North America is still the go-to place for business buyers. As usual, click on the link for the full piece.
A recent private equity investment in the One World Doll Project proves that PE firms will make small investments in companies that have potential for growth.
With current interest rate policies, financing forshould remain favorable for at least the next 12 months.
“According to Axial (a leading network that works to help capital providers connect with business owners), a new form of due diligence is becoming more and more important, especially for private equity groups: values-based due diligence. Although this form of due diligence has been done informally for years, professional buyers are now making it a larger part of their formal process.”
“[A]ll too often business owners forget that despite our economic woes and political angst, U.S. companies are still extremely attractive to business buyers.”
After spotting a S-1 filing of a company anticipating to go public, Carl Doerksen takes a look at the path it took to get there, discovering that private equity firm funding was used to aid in organic and transactional growth.
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