Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my blog!  I’ll be commenting here on the state of things for mergers and acquisitions involving privately owned businesses, with emphasis on the middle market here in central North Carolina. 

 

Overall merger & acquisition activity is still lower than in recent years.  But there are still many reasons for owners of successful businesses to feel optimistic about their ability to sell their companies if they are ready:  
 
*  Middle market transaction volume and pricing multiples both increased in the 2nd quarter
 
*  The amount that private equity funds have raised but not yet invested is at an all-time high, estimated at $400 billion
 
*  Several major corporations have announced their intentions to be active in pursuing acquisitions starting in the second half of 2009
 
*  We are being contacted daily by parties looking for companies to acquire
Please leave a comment.  All opinions and observations are welcomed.

 — David Bass

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