• M&A and Capital Markets Update Q4 2012

    2012 proved to be a stable year for mergers and acquisitions in terms of deal activity and pricing; however, regulatory and political uncertainty—along with the ongoing Eurozone debt crisis and a limited amount of quality deal opportunities—slowed the number of deals for the calendar year.
  • M&A and Capital Markets Update Q3 2012

    With the US economy continuing to send mixed signals, the M&A market slowed during the third quarter of 2012 with the overall number of US middle-market M&A deals year-to-date declining 9.5 percent.
  • M&A and Capital Markets Update Q2 2012

    Considering the mixed reports on the economic environment in the US and Europe, the second quarter of 2012 has realized stable middle-market M&A deal flow, while valuations have decreased slightly toward 2009 and 2010 levels. With $430 billion in uncommitted capital for private equity funds and large cash balances on corporate balance sheets, the M&A market remains competitive for quality operated companies.