Middle Market M&A News: December 2009
Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC
Improving Market Sentiment Can Lead To Increased Deal Volume
The December 2009 edition of Middle Market Merger and Acquisitions (M&A) News, produced by Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC, includes the following highlights:
- Middle Market Deals Gain Market Share: After reaching a quarterly low of 74 percent of the total U.S. M&A deal volume in Q4 2008, middle market deals with enterprise value of less than $250MM increased to over 84 percent of all deals with disclosed values in Q3 2009.
- PE Add-On Acquisitions Increase: Announced private equity (PE) deal volume in Q3 reached the highest quarterly total for the 2009, but is still down 36 percent year-over-year from Q3 2008.
- Debt Markets Remain Cautiously Optimistic: Like private equity firms, lenders have expressed caution when originating new loans as the economic outlook remains unclear.
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