The Private Equity Bubble(s)

Dating back to the mid-nineties, private equity funds have experienced two significant bubbles driven by major economic events impacting capital fundraising: the technology bubble of 2000 followed by the “Great Recession”.  As depicted in the graphic below, private equity fundraising…

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The Rise and Fall of Foreign Acquirers

Foreign Acquirers In the years preceding the recent recession, foreign acquisitions of U.S. based companies annually represented approximately 13% of all U.S. M&A transactions. Foreign activity in the market was building through the middle part of the past decade and…

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State of the M&A Market – Q1 2012

The volume of M&A transactions remained relatively flat in first quarter of 2012 when compared to recent periods.  However, an interesting observation is that M&A market activity now (15,488 transactions) exceeds the transaction volume of FY 2007 (12,363) by approximately…

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