This week we explore only three topics: important lessons to learn from M&A deals that reach completion, is the time right for family-owned businesses to explore selling, and the latest numbers about how much capital private equity firms have to invest. Click on the headline to read the full piece.
“A wise man once told me that sometimes the best lessons in life are our failures. We learn more from our mistakes than our successes; sadly, most folks spend more time basking in their triumphs than analyzing their failures.
This can also be said from M&A transactions. Sometimes the deals that fall through can be our best tutors because they teach us what to avoid. Generational Equity deal makers have ages of combined, sometimes painful experience from deals that fell apart. In fact, the old saying in the deal making world is that a deal is not a deal until it falls apart three times.”
The Time is Right for Families to Sell Their Businesses
“Recently Mergers & Acquisitions magazine met with Mike Taylor of Midwest Growth Partners (MGP) to discuss current market conditions. The gist of the interview drilled into current trends not just in M&A in general but specifically in the lower middle market (LMM), which is usually defined as deals valued below $100 million.
And in his view, the time is right for family firms to sell.”
Private Equity Dry Powder Update – August 2016
Private equity firms are sitting on a cash pile of over $800 billion, according to Prequin.
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