Small Firms Present Big Barriers for Acquirers
Buying a small, privately held company may look easy on paper. But valuing, structuring, and integrating it requires a delicate touch.
M&A Forecast: Capacity, but No Moxie
Companies can afford to spend on acquisitions, but they lack the stomach to do so, says a KPMG report.
PE Firms Hunting for Health-Care, Services Deals
But they&spamp;rsquo;re still very hesitant to pull the trigger on acquisitions in any industry, according to the Rothstein Kass/&splt;i>CFO&splt;/i> Midsize Private Equity Firm Barometer.
Private Equity Firms Go for Bolt-Ons in Q1
Total transaction value for private-equity&spamp;#8211;backed buyouts falls to its lowest quarterly level in two years as firms concentrate on smaller deals.
Buyout Loans to Get Closer Scrutiny
Federal regulators have rewritten their guidance on leveraged financing, requiring more stress testing of loan portfolios and better-defined standards on a borrower’s ability to pay back the debt.
Gentler treatment by credit-rating agencies suggests that M&A activity has grown saner.