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Middle Market M&A News: March 2014

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC


The March 2014 edition of Middle Market Merger and Acquisitions (M&A) News, produced by Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC, includes the following highlights:

  • Middle market M&A value down, volume flat - Middle market M&A activity for 2013 ended the year with a decline in value, but a slight increase in volume compared to 2012. This was largely a result of a strong second half that saw increases of 19.4% and 12.5% in deal value and volume, respectively, compared to the first half.
  • Purchase price multiples decline - Purchase price multiples declined from 7.8x in 2012 to 7.1x in 2013. Similar to deal values, multiples for the second half of the year increased to an average of 8.7x, compared to 6.4x for the first half of 2013.
  • 2014 preview - 2014 has the potential to deliver a stronger year for middle market M&A. There are several positive indicators supporting 2014’s growth potential.

Source: Thomson Reuters

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

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