The Corporate M&A Brand – Winning the War for Acquisitions

Posted in M&A By John Mathis

The Corporate M&A Brand – Winning the War for Acquisitions

For most technology and services companies, acquisitions are an important part of their growth strategy.  However, corporate M&A is often an inefficient, reactive process with limited resources and infrastructure.  With a dramatic increase in M&A activity and the growing footprint of large private equity funds, the “War for Acquisitions” is increasing in its intensity.  Wall Street continues to ratchet up growth expectations for successful companies, and M&A is one of the most effective ways to show growth in revenue and earnings in a short period of time.  M&A deals can be incredibly impactful in today’s environment where innovation and time-to-market timelines are compressed.  The companies that continue to view their acquisition programs passively are at a distinct disadvantage to their competitors and the often-nimbler private equity buyers.  The War for Acquisitions is on – it’s time to get proactive.

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Private Equity Trends in the Middle Market

Posted in M&A By Margaret Cobb

Private Equity Trends in the Middle Market

With persistently low interest rates and public equity market indices hitting record highs, investors have increasingly turned to private equity funds in their search for returns. In this low-return environment, private equity funds have enjoyed unprecedented fundraising success, accelerating the decades-long surge in private equity assets and new fund formation.

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