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M&A Capital Market Update Q2 2020

“Overall M&A deal activity saw a significant decline in 2Q 2020 as deals continued to be put on hold. Strategic buyers continued to build their cash reserves through reduced M&A activity and spending as uncertainty surrounding the impact of COVID and the global economy persisted. Private Equity fundraising saw a slight increase in 2Q but is on pace for its lowest levels since 2015. Transactions are moving forward, but as lenders take on higher levels of risk and underwriting standards increase, borrowers may see an increased cost of capital for borderline deals as they are potentially pushed to the next tier of lenders.” – JJ Lane

 

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Food & Beverage Industry Report – Spring 2020

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M&A Capital Markets Update Q1 2020

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Digital Gaming Report Spring 2020

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M&A Capital Market Update Q4 2019

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Digital Gaming Report Winter 2020

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Software as a Service (“SaaS”) Value Driver Report

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M&A Capital Market Update Q3 2019

In 3Q19, overall Middle Market M&A activity increased, but total deal value declined.

3Q19 Middle Market M&A multiples remained elevated in the U.S. at 7.4x EV/EBITDA, as low borrowing costs allowed for larger deals to be completed. Read more

M&A and Capital Markets Update 2Q 2019

In 2Q 2019, overall middle market M&A activity continued at a slower clip compared to 2018’s record breaking pace.

Despite slightly depressed deal volume, Middle Market M&A multiples remained elevated in North America at 7.6x EV/EBITDA, as low costs allowed for larger deals to be completed.

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M&A and Capital Markets Update Summer 2019

In Q1 2019, U.S. equity markets rebounded, increasing almost 14% as fears that drove down markets in Q4 2018 and warned of a slowdown, were eased

The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady amid continued inflation rates below 2%. The European Central Bank (“ECB”) also announced a delay in rate hikes.

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