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Middle Market M&A News: September 2012


The September 2012 edition of Middle Market Merger and Acquisitions (M&A) News, produced by Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC, includes the following highlights*:

  • Leaner times for private equity - Since the end of the financial crisis, private equity has seen deal volumes recover from 2009 lows of 798 deals to reach 1,290 for LTM Q2 2012. However, these numbers are still well below the level of 2007 when private equity firms accounted for 1,506 buyouts, according to Thomson Financial.
  • M&A volume remains flat despite growth expectations - Approximately $176 billion and 7,150 deals announced in LTM Q2 2012, an 8.3% and 6.1% decrease in value and volume from LTM Q2 2011, respectively.
  • Despite debt crisis, buyers still investing in Europe - Total value of middle market M&A transactions in Europe by foreign acquirers for the first half of 2012 was $20.1 billion, ahead of the $14.6 billion spent in the U.S. by international acquirers according to Thomson Financial.

To learn more, read this month's Middle Market M&A News.

*Data references middle market deals (<$500M enterprise value)