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Divestiture M&A News: May 2010

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC


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

  • Increased Divestiture Activity Driven by Increase in the Number of Healthy Targets: Divestiture transaction volume increased eight percent from Q1 2009 to Q1 2010 eclipsing the five percent increase in the overall M&A market.
  • Significant Uptick in Materials and Energy Sector Divestiture Activity: The Materials and Energy sectors previously burdened by high unemployment, a decrease in energy consumption and weak housing fundamentals experienced the most significant increase in activity during first quarter of 2010.
  • Economic Recovery Driving Shift to Larger Deals: Large cap deals increased from 23 percent of total divestiture activity in Q1 2009 to 30 percent in Q1 2010 signaling a recovery to an area in the market most affected by the recession in previous quarters.

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