M&A Activity Diverges from Larger to Smaller Transactions in Q3 2022. What’s next for M&A in 2023?

M&A Activity Diverges from Larger to Smaller Transactions in Q3 2022 Global M&A activity plummeted in the third quarter of 2022, but that was attributable to a decline in large transformational industry transactions. Volatile equity markets (that comprise many public company strategic acquirers), rising interest rates and economic uncertainty have weighed on M&A activity. However, for ClearRidge and our private company transactions ($20 Million - $100 Million in revenues), transaction volume has been robust in …

Jetta Corporation acquired by Longwater Opportunities

Jetta Corporation has been acquired by Longwater Opportunities, an operationally focused private equity firm with offices in Dallas, TX and Fargo, ND. Jetta's Board had set goals for the future sale of the company and with successful strategic and operational initiatives implemented in the last five years, Jetta met the Board’s goals and the Company engaged ClearRidge to represent Jetta in the sale. With an exhaustive process to prepare Jetta for a sale, identify and approach potential acquirers, the ClearRidge team managed the sale process, due diligence and closing.
Jetta acquired by Longwater

Second Half 2022 M&A Outlook Drivers: Tax changes, Inflation, Economy, Interest Rates, plus industry sector analysis

Business owners may be contemplating selling in any given year but are often motivated by a trigger event to take action and sell. As discussed in our industry sector outlook research, many business owners are feeling now may be a good time to sell. The pipeline continues to be strong for new businesses coming to market. Analysts expect 2023 to …

AIR Technologies acquired by Fidelity Building Services Group (Fidelity BSG)

AIR Technologies has been acquired by Fidelity Building Services Group (Fidelity BSG), a national leader in HVAC/Mechanical Services, Building Automation & Controls and Emergency Power Generators. When the owners of AIR Technologies were approached by a strategic acquirer, they reached out to ClearRidge to advise them on the potential sale.  With an exhaustive process to prepare AIR Technologies for a sale, identify and approach potential acquirers, the ClearRidge team managed the sale process, due diligence and closing.
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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

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

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?

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, …

Sayed Feghali Cardiology Assoc. acquired by Medical Center Cardiovascular Association

ClearRidge advised the owners of Sayed Feghali Cardiology Association on the sale. The owners of Medical Center Cardiovascular Association acquired the practice and will continue to operate out of Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.
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