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Middle Market M&A News: August 2013

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC


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The August 2013 edition of Middle Market Merger and Acquisitions (M&A) News, produced by Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC, includes the following highlights:

  • M&A activity remains steady - Despite the slight quarter-over-quarter decline in middle market M&A activity in the second quarter, on a last-twelve-month (LTM) basis the M&A market has shown some growth. According to Thomson Financial, LTM Q2 2013 value and volume were $187 billion and 7,993 deals. This is a respective increase of 0.9% and 6.8% over LTM Q2 2012.
  • Private equity improves capital position despite sluggish deal activity - U.S. middle market private equity acquisition activity showed mixed results in LTM Q2 2013 with declining value but growth in deal volume. The period's value and volume were $31.6 billion and 1,507 transactions, representing a 5.2% decrease in value and 5.9% increase in volume over LTM Q2 2012, according to Thomson Financial. Through the first half of 2013 PE had already raised $73 billion, which is 66% of the total capital raised in all of 2012, according to Pitchbook.
  • International investment in U.S. companies grows - International investment in U.S. companies via M&A activity has shown recent improvement with LTM Q2 2013 foreign acquirer M&A values at $37.2 billion and volume at 1,125 deals, according to Thomson Financial. This is an increase of 7.4% and 2.6% in value and volume, respectively, over Q2 2012.

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

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