Middle Market M&A News – 2011: Year in Review
Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC
Over the course of the past twelve months, middle market M&A has continued on its road to recovery. Deal value and volume increased for the second consecutive year, despite a decline in Q4 2011. Following precipitous drops during the economic malaise of 2008 and 2009, U.S. middle market M&A deal value showed significant recovery in 2010 and increased 5% further in 2011 to over $185 billion. 2011 deal volume also continued to increase, growing 1% over 2010 levels to over 7,500 announced deals.
The 2011: Year in Review edition of Middle Market Merger and Acquisitions (M&A) News, produced by Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF), includes the following highlights:
- 2012 preview: Learn why 2012 has the potential to deliver another year of growth in middle market M&A.
- Purchase price multiples show quarterly increases - Strong appetite for high-quality deals led to purchase price multiples increasing throughout 2011.
- Real estate and financial deals impact M&A markets - Real estate industry deal value increased 40% and volume increased 15% in 2011 as buyers continued to capitalize on weakened competitors and attractive valuations.
- Foreign acquirers remain prevalent - Deal value of transactions involving a foreign acquirer increased 9.9% in 2011, led by strong activity from buyers in Canada and the UK.
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