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Strong M&A Market Despite Appearance of Some Economic Headwinds - Still a Good Time to Consider Selling a Business
M&A activity in North America continues at a robust pace this year with $849 billion of closed transactions for 4,754 deals in the first half of 2019. The post-recession trend of strategic and private equity sponsored activity continues at a strong pace for large and small deals alike, as shown in the chart below. If currently announced deals close this year, M&A activity will again cross the $2 trillion threshold in 2019 for the fifth consecutive year. While total dollar volume is skewed by a number of mega mergers, such as United Technologies $90 billion acquisition of Raytheon, the median size of all transactions over the past 5 years is less than $100 million, an important consideration for middle market companies as they assess M&A market conditions for their business.
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In 2018 we advised some forty companies on a variety of M&A and corporate finance projects. Among them were five important transactions...
EnergyWatch, LLC Announces New Private Equity Partner
New York City based EnergyWatch, LLC ("EW") makes energy data management and monitoring easier by offering advanced analytics in a centralized platform enabling consolidated invoice management, budgeting and budget variance analysis, sustainability reporting, as well as portfolio comparisons and industry benchmarking.
Big Food Divestitures: Food Companies Refocus on Core Assets & Strengths
Big food has struggled to keep up with recent shifts in consumer taste. Tepid sales growth and languishing product lines serve as a stark contrast to new food & beverage companies and brands that seem to emerge overnight. As new leaders in food & beverage, young brands have not just kept up with consumer trends but have anticipated and helped mold them. Not surprisingly, the large food companies of the world have taken an interest in these disruptive businesses.
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