The M&A Weekly Digest brings you a discussion about the current private equity overhang, how analysts expect M&A activity to fare in the rest of 2012, and a discussion about [Read more…]planning for private business owners.
This week’s M&A Weekly Digest discusses how economic uncertainty affects business owners; a increase in the amount of cash that corporate strategics are sitting on; getting optimal deals; and the types of M&A services available and what to expect from each. [Read more…]
For today’s edition of the M&A Weekly Digest, which features news and tips in the M&A world, we offer articles about the importance of succession planning; the amount of dry powder private equity firms must invest shortly; how to find buyers when selling a business; why private equity firms invest in middle-market companies and how they assist in growth; and an examination of a recent acquisition that is a classic example of a synergistic add-on. [Read more…]
As we have discussed in prior articles, equity funds are currently sitting on a sizable amount of dry powder (dry powder refers to capital raised that is unspent and available for investing purposes). In fact, a few months ago it was reported that equity firms had nearly $500 billion stocked away looking for deals to invest in.
So I find it really interesting that despite already sitting on a significant amount of dry powder, equity firms continue to have little trouble raising additional funds. According to Dow Jones, 201 U.S.-based private equity funds collectively raised $64.7 billion in the first half of the year, a 35% increase in capital committed over the $47.8 billion raised by 225 funds during the first half of 2010. [Read more…]
If you want to sell your business, your timing couldn’t be any better. According to the ACG (Association for Corporate Growth), M&A activity is up by 30% through May of this year. The ACG’s 14,000 members include professionals from private equity firms, corporations and lenders that invest in middle-market companies, as well as law, accounting, investment banking, and other firms that provide advisory services. It is an international organization dedicated to fostering sound corporate growth primarily via and .