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M &A Activity Gone Wild – 4th Quarter 2012

05 Dec

Merger Frenzy to Close 2012

After a 7 year stretch of reduced M&A activity, experts are predicting an increase for the fourth quarter of 2012 in the US and worldwide.  The combination of low interest rates that make it easier to finance debt, reductions in capital expenditures resulting in the accumulation of idle cash, and slowdowns in revenue makes acquiring other businesses a preferred method of expansion.  Goldman Sachs (with the most M&A imputed fees for 2011 according to Reuters) is among the firms predicting this resurgence and recommends businesses move now before interest rates begin climbing.  In addition, the imminent, total capital gains tax jump of at least 8.8% has privately held businesses scrambling to close deals before 2013.  The President’s reelection is also expected to be a catalyst for activity in this quarter due either to uncertainty about future tax policy or changing confidence in the state of the economy.  The end result is an expected significant frenzy of activity in these next two months. Key Performance Indicators: How is my business doing?

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As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.  Using KPI, a business can track data and statistics that lend themselves to graphic presentation and trend analysis.  Charts and graphs are much easier to understand that rows and columns of data and allow for quicker and more relevant decision making.  Our team can help you develop the data analysis and calculations necessary to present you with clear information about how to maximize the potential of your business.

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Posted by on December 5, 2012 in BLOG, Business, Entrepenuers, Public markets

 

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2 responses to “M &A Activity Gone Wild – 4th Quarter 2012

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