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, …

M&A Outlook for Winter 2019/20; Q3 Transaction Report

In this report, ClearRidge reviews the region’s most active industry sectors and provides an outlook for Winter 2019/20. Aerospace, Chemicals, Construction, Engineering, Energy, Healthcare,...

Is 2020 the right time to sell my company?

We were recently asked by a client if current market conditions are right for the sale of his company. There are two parts to the question: “current market conditions” and “for his company.”  The primary driver of the decision should be an analysis of his particular, unique business.  Current market conditions are an external driver of his company's performance and also impact the price a buyer will pay for his company, but they are only one factor of many factors that impact business valuation and timing for a sale.

M&A Outlook for Fall 2019; Q2 Transaction Report

In this report, ClearRidge reviews the region’s most active industry sectors and provides an outlook for Fall 2019. Aerospace, Chemicals, Construction, Engineering, Energy, Healthcare,...

M&A Outlook for Summer 2019; Q1 Transaction Report

In this report, ClearRidge reviews the region’s most active industry sectors and provides an outlook for Summer 2019. Aerospace, Chemicals, Construction, Engineering, Energy, Healthcare,..

M&A Outlook for Spring 2019; Q4 Transaction Report

In this report, ClearRidge reviews the region’s most active industry sectors and give an outlook for Spring 2019. Aerospace, Chemicals, Construction, Engineering, Energy, Healthcare,..
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