Baker Tilly Capital, LLC’s Great Lakes regional M&A update provides a recap of middle-market transactions where the target is located in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio or Wisconsin. For purposes of this newsletter, the “middle market” is defined as transactions with enterprise values between $10 and $200 million.
Merger and acquisition (M&A) volume was flat for middle-market transactions in the Great Lakes region with reported transaction values between $10 and $200 million in the first quarter of 2018 (Q1-2018). Aggregate transaction values for middle-market deals reported during Q1-2018 was $1.98 billion. During the last 12 months, an average of 23 deals closed per quarter. Q1-2018 marked a reversal in the downward trend of declining aggregate deal value. However, total number of deals declined from 23 in the fourth quarter of 2017 (Q4-2017) to 22.
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