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Middle Market M&A News - 2010: Year in Review

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC


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Over the course of the past twelve months, middle market M&A has established its position on the road to recovery. In conjunction with the broader economic rebound, middle market M&A forged ahead in 2010 with the announcement of more than 7,100 deals worth approximately $175 billion. While the total number of announced transactions remained relatively unchanged from the prior year, the total announced deal value represents a 50% increase over 2009.

Learn more by reading this month’s Middle Market M&A News - 2010: Year in Review, produced by Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF), highlights include:

  • 2011 Outlook: Learn why 2011 could prove to be particularly interesting for middle market M&A
  • Average Deal Size Continues Upward Trend: Average transaction size in 2010 was at the highest annual value recorded in the past decade (tied with 2006) and has increased for seven consecutive quarters.
  • Financial Buyers Play Key Role: Financial buyers announced more than 900 acquisitions of middle market businesses in 2010 worth an estimated $27 billion.
  • Distressed Deals Become Less Significant: Nearly 7% of middle market M&A value in 2009 involved a distressed target versus approximately 3% in 2010

Learn more by downloading Middle Market M&A News - 2010: Year in Review below.

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