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​Looking to sell your business? Think like a buyer.

In an October 2014 article for Entrepreneur.com, contributors Kevan Flanigan, National Managing Director, Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC and Roger Nanney, Vice Chairman of Deloitte LLP, explored middle market M&A market indicators and five areas where buyers’ sights are typically focused.

All too often, companies that may be ripe for acquisition miss out because of a failure to align their expectations with those of potential buyers. This skewed perspective can lead to significant gaps in the company’s perceived value and ultimately scuttle a deal. Avoiding these disconnects is simple: Think like a buyer.

Explore the article to learn more.

Industrials update: Q4 2014

The industrials update summarizes the M&A environment in the sector, including recent transaction information on active buyers, current transaction valuation multiples, and an overview of the public market’s perception of the industry.

Highlights this quarter include: 

  • The transportation and agriculture industries are well-positioned as US crude oil prices continued to fall through 2014. 
  • US construction spending drops in Q4 despite a strong performance in 2014.
  • Industrial manufacturing finishes strong in 2014. 

 

Packaging update: Q4 2014

The packaging update summarizes the M&A environment in the sector, including recent transaction information on active buyers, current transaction valuation multiples, and an overview of the public market’s perception of the industry.

Highlights this quarter include:

  • The steep decline in oil and natural gas prices in Q4 2014 is expected to expand margins for plastics manufacturers. 
  • US box demand is expected to rebound after years of stagnant growth resulting from the most recent recession.

Automotive update: Q4 2014

The automotive update summarizes the M&A environment in the sector, including recent transaction information on active buyers, current transaction valuation multiples, and an overview of the public market’s perception of the industry.

Highlights this quarter include:

  • Vehicle production continues to remain strong.
  • Global automotive M&A activity has improved.
  • Strong stock performance for automotive suppliers levels-off.

​The US Loan Sale Market

Executing strategy, monetizing non-strategic and underperforming assets

While the overall health of the US financial sector has improved significantly since the depths of the combined global financial and economic crises, a number of legacy issues remain. For some institutions, strategy and execution have shifted from crisis to growth. For others, resolving legacy asset quality and underperformance are at the forefront.

This report takes a look at the US loan portfolio sale market and some insights that can be drawn from transactions that have occurred since 2009. We will then highlight a number of factors that may be important in shaping the loan sale market going forward.

Middle Market M&A News: November 2014

Middle Market M&A News addresses the current state and outlook for the US merger and acquisition market, the contributions of private equity in the current market, and the role of management participation.

Highlights in this edition include:

  • Middle market M&A activity grows through Q3
  • Middle market private equity deal activity grows
  • Cross-border transaction activity increases

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