Livingston Machinery Company acquired by Summit Equity Group in partnership with Midwest Growth Partners

Livingston Machinery Company, a leading agricultural equipment dealer serving customers in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Kansas and Colorado, was acquired by Summit Equity Group in partnership with Midwest Growth Partners. ClearRidge advised the Owners and Board of Directors of Livingston on the sale.
Livingston Machinery Company acquired by Summit Equity Group in partnership with Midwest Growth Partners

How does Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Impact Mergers & Acquisitions in 2021?

We expect to see a list of proposed tax increases for businesses and business owners under the new Administration, possibly reversing 2017 tax cuts. The first tax increases are expected to roll out in 2022, but there’s a possibility a capital gains tax increase for the wealthiest Americans could take effect even sooner. Biden has also proposed closing the current …

Carlson Company acquired by Continental Materials Corporation

Carlson Company of Tulsa, OK has been acquired by Continental Materials Corporation of Chicago, IL. Carlson Company is a family-owned company, formed in 1958, renowned for manufacturing precision large diameter steel flanges, rings, and disks up to 162” O.D, 132” height, and weighing 50,000 pounds. ClearRidge advised the owners of Carlson on the sale.
Carlson Company Tulsa, OK acquired

Mergers & Acquisitions Rebound after COVID and the Election – 2021 ClearRidge Outlook

The short story is good news. A rebound is expected in mergers and acquisitions in 2021, gaining momentum throughout the year. Top of mind in Spring is the COVID-19 recovery, vaccine rollout and return to a new normal. Second, we have the implications of a new political climate. Without bias to any political party, a divided congress may be the best …
Mergers Acquisitions 2021

Mergers & Acquisitions Outlook and COVID-19 Update

Deal data is now available through the end of the second quarter 2020. In this report, we review our region’s most active industry sectors and offer an outlook for Fall 2020. We now have data to back up our initial insights into the COVID-19 impact on the U.S. economy, specific industry sectors and the outlook for M&A.  As forecast in ...

Surprises to selling a company in COVID-19

We had several acquisitions working in March when everything shut down and were not expecting to initiate any new engagements until late summer. However, we did start discussions on a new acquisition at the end of May. Surprisingly to us, the response was overwhelmingly positive and, as of last week, we have nine bona fide offers to acquire this company, five of which are at or above pre-COVID market value. How could this be?

M&A Outlook 2020 and COVID-19 Update

In the current COVID-19 climate, we are replacing our analysis of M&A data in the most recent quarter (January-March) with an outlook for M&A activity through the remainder of 2020. The first quarter of 2020 seems a long time ago and has minimal influence on the current M&A environment. Conversely, we now have initial insights into the COVID-19 impact on the U.S. economy, specific industry sectors and the outlook for M&A.

M&A Outlook for Spring 2020; Q4 2019 Transaction Report

In this report, ClearRidge reviews the region’s most active industry sectors and provides an outlook for Spring 2020. Aerospace, Chemicals, Construction, Engineering, Energy, Healthcare,

How does a Presidential Election Impact the Sale of My Business?

What happens to M&A in the run up to the 2020 Presidential Election? In past election years with an incumbent President, there has been a slowdown in M&A activity from October into mid-November, but how about 2016? Most experts got it wrong. Prior to the 2016 Presidential election, …
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