- After a strong finish in 2012 and a slow start in early 2013, US middle market M&A activity in the food and beverage sector experienced a significant uptick during the second half of the year.
- Although general middle-market M&A activity is down year-to-date through the first nine months of 2013, the food and beverage industry has not participated in the decline as M&A activity picked up and there were announcements of several large transactions in Q3.
- On December 17, 2010, President Obama signed into law the much-debated Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. The 2010 Tax Relief Act contains many important provisions affecting individual taxpayers and businesses and extends a large number of expiring and expired tax benefits for 2011 and beyond. Among them was the retroactive reinstatement and extension of the Research & Development Tax Credit for manufacturers.
- Understand the motivation behind expanding globally and the processes that are required.