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Divestiture M&A News: February 2010

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC


The February 2010 edition of Divestiture M&A News, produced by Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC, includes the following highlights:

  • Increased Divestiture Activity Driven By Lower Valuations: Despite overall M&A transaction volume contracting five percent in 2009, divestiture volume experienced an increase of two percent, to nearly 12,000 total divestitures, when compared to 2008.
  • Deal Multiples Continue to Decline Especially for Private Equity: Deal multiples for divestitures from both financial and strategic buyers have steadily decreased for several years while the gap between buyer valuation has increased.
  • Bridging the Decline in Private Equity Activity: Given the lack of traditional financing sources in the market, buyers are increasingly seeking seller financing and other alternative financing methods to bridge the gap between buyer and seller expectations in an uncertain economy.

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