In today’s edition of the M&A Digest, we answer frequently asked questions about succession planning, due diligence and more, as well as address worldwide [Read more…]and activity, assumptions to avoid when selling a business, and a recent merger of synergies. As usual, follow the links to read the full pieces.
In this week’s M&A Weekly Digest, global M&A activity is holding steady and shows a high level of foreign interest in U.S. companies; an acquisition by a private equity firm teaches private business owners to avoid assuming who their optimal buyer might be; a look at the breakdown of aerospace and defense investments by deal size shows that over 50 percent of the deals involved middle-market companies; and Blue Sage Capital’s portfolio is proof that some PE firms have a geographical focus, rather than finding investments by industry. [Read more…]
Recently Mergermarket released their latest update on quarterly global M&A activity. Mergermarket, part of The Mergermarket Group, is an independent M&A intelligence tool used by financial institutions to originate deals. It provides proprietary intelligence on potential deal flow, potential mandates, and valuations. I have been using their data for years and have always found it to be quite accurate and compelling.
As most analysts have been indicating, M&A activity as measured by volume of deals is on par with the first quarter of 2010 and is up dramatically when compared to the same quarter in 2009 (which was the bottom of the last M&A cycle). This is shown below – see the red line and red boxes.