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Deal Predictions: Middle-market Opportunities and Challenges in 2014 - Dbriefs Poll Responses

Optimism for middle-market M&A activity is increasing during the second half of 2013. But what factors could impact deal activity and how can companies prepare for opportunities in 2014?

During the Transactions and Business Events Dbriefs, "Deal Predictions: Middle-market Opportunities and Challenges in 2014," held on November 5, 2013, David Williams, principal, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, along with  Kevan Flanigan, partner, and Jamie Lewin, principal of Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC, discussed: 

  • Deal trends, including how the debt capital markets may impact transactions, key sectors that could see significant consolidation, and the way in which private equity groups are expected to participate as both buyers and sellers.
  • Potential opportunities and challenges for transactional professionals focused on the middle market.
  • Implications of these trends, opportunities, and challenges that dealmakers might consider.

Poll results

Attendees of the live webcast on November 5 responded to the following poll questions.

What best describes your function within your organization?

How likely is it that your organization will be making strategic acquisitions within the next 12 months?

What do you see as the biggest barrier to executing M&A transactions over the next 12 months?

Your company's current M&A strategy is most focused on which of the following: 

Which of the following is most important to your organization's strategic goals?

The statements in this report reflect our analysis of survey respondents’ responses and are not intended to reflect facts or opinions of any other entities.  All survey data, charts and statistics referenced and presented, as well as the representations made and opinions expressed, unless specifically described otherwise, pertain only to the participating organizations and their responses to the Deloitte survey.

This publication contains general information only and is based on the experience and research of Deloitte practitioners.  Deloitte is not, by means of this publication, rendering accounting, business, financial, investment, legal, tax or other professional advice or services.  This publication is not a substitute for such professional advice or services, nor should it be used as a basis for any decision or action that may affect your business.  Before making any decision or taking any action that may affect your business, you should consult a qualified professional advisor.  Deloitte, its affiliates, and related entities shall not be responsible for any loss sustained by any person who relies on this publication.

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