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May 11, 2015

Market Machinations: What’s New in M&A

The mergers and acquisitions marketplace continued its torrid pace in the first quarter of 2015. According to Financier Worldwide, over $900 billion in worldwide M&A activity was announced in the first three months of the year, the highest first quarter total in eight years. United States targeted deals totaled $415 billion. Healthcare and pharmaceutical deals […]

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April 28, 2015

Growing Business, Shrinking Profits?

When times are good, businesses often invest – new hires, new equipment – to keep the good times rolling. When times are bad, businesses also invest – marketing, sales, new product or service offerings – to stem the tide. Investment is good when there is return on investment. But too much investment – in good […]

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April 8, 2015

What a Difference Six Years Makes: From Chapter 11 to Record Sales, the Domestic Auto Industry Continues its Resurgence

Nearly six years ago, the dominoes began to fall in the U.S. automotive industry. With U.S. market share down from 70% in 1998 to 53% in 2008, the domestic auto industry was struggling. To survive, General Motors and Chrysler secured government support, while Ford secured a line of credit through the private markets. With the […]

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March 25, 2015

As Energy Prices Drop, Consumer Goods and Retail M&A May Skyrocket

Mergers & Acquisitions’ February Mid-Market Pulse (MMP), a forward-looking sentiment indicator compiled from monthly surveys of approximately 250 executives, indicates that expectations for M&A in the consumer goods and retail sector have risen significantly over the last few months as energy prices have fallen. According to the MMP, dealmakers gave the consumer goods and retail […]

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March 11, 2015

Robust Medical Device Deal Pipeline Sets Stage for Strong 2015

Last year was a very strong one for transactions in the medical device space. According to a Mass Device article, the number of deals in 2014 rose 39 percent to 57 announced transactions, and deal value surged to $86 billion, up from $14 billion in 2013. Fulfilling many analysts’ predictions for an equally robust (if […]

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