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Divestiture M&A News: June 2012


The June 2012 edition of Divestiture M&A News, produced by Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC, includes the following highlights:

  • Divestiture activity declines to the lowest quarterly volume during the past six years – Globally, divestiture volume experienced a significant decline, dropping 24.2 percent from the first quarter of 2011 and 18.6 percent from the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • Private equity becomes a more significant acquirer of divestitures – Historically, private equity has represented approximately 10 to 15 percent of the buying base for divested assets. During the first quarter of 2012, private equity comprised 32.2 percent of the buying base.
  • China and Japan become more active acquirers in the U.S. – Q1 2012 divestiture activity results revealed a significant increase in activity by both China and Japan.

Learn more by downloading this month's edition of Divestiture M&A News.