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Divestiture M&A News: August 2009

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC


The August 2009 edition of Divestiture M&A News, produced by Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC, includes the following highlights:

  • Increase in Divestiture Volumes and Deal Values: Divestitures in the first two quarters of 2009 accounted for over 30 percent of the overall M&A volume compared to 27 percent during the first 2 quarters of 2008.
  • Strategic Buyers and Sellers Drive M&A Markets: For several years preceding the current economic recession, financial buyers with higher leverage tolerances and access to cheap financing were able to offer high valuations and help drive M&A activity.
  • Distressed Divestiture Volumes Reach New High: In the first half of CY2009, overall distressed divestures volumes reached historical highs at 81 distressed divestitures and increased 80 percent compared to the first half of CY2008.

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