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Is The National Market Rebounding Towards a Seller’s Market Again?

The merger and acquisition (M&A) market showed signs of decline in 2016 from the successive highs it set in terms of number of deals and deal value in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Prior to those years, and since the financial crisis in 2009, overall M&A activity in the United States had successively increased for the most part year-over-year until reaching record levels of deal volume and values in 2015.

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M&A Insight 2016 Provided Growth Capital and Exit Alternative Strategies

Attendees at M&A Insight 2016 gained insight on top challenges related to exiting their business and opportunities to increase business value despite today’s economic conditions at a discussion featuring experts from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Comerica Bank, Doeren Mayhew Capital Advisors, Kiley Advisors and Main Street Capital.

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Taking Advantage of Today’s Market Rates: Why Now is the Right Time

Fears of global recession hit markets hard at the start of the year, but have seemed to diminish slightly with central banks in key oversea markets continuing their quantitative easing measures to stave off recessionary tendencies in their home markets and the Federal Reserve (the Fed) holding interest rates steady. Although markets abroad and domestically have somewhat stabilized, global economic and financial backdrops are still looming. With a presidential election year upon us and disappointing U.S. GDP growth of an estimated 0.5 percent during the first quarter of 2016, the economic environment remains unpredictable. Anticipating macro-economic trends and taking advantage of the current economic environment, specifically one of continued low interest rates, may help your business position itself to withstand uncertainties ahead.

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4 Due Diligence Issues That Warrant Concern

Due diligence is the process of determining whether representations — legal, financial and otherwise — made by a business seller are true and whether the buyer’s proposed bid is fair based on these representations. The purpose of due diligence is to uncover weaknesses or uncertainties that might prevent the transaction from meeting a buyer’s desired goals. In today’s environment, companies considering a merger or acquisition must devote considerable time and energy to performing due diligence. But novice buyers may feel uncomfortable with the process, unsure of what to look for and what might constitute a legitimate “red flag.” That’s why it is important to staff your due diligence team with professionals experienced in merger and acquisition issues.

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Challenges of International M&A Deals

Once a rarity, international mergers and acquisitions have become a regularity as overseas companies look to stake their claim in hot regions and sectors in the United States. If your company is in the market to start the M&A process, it may encounter some surprising international suitors. Domestic deals can be risky and fragile, but cross-border M&As have even more ways to fall apart. Sellers interested in attracting a foreign buyer and actually completing a deal must address the buyer’s needs and help them overcome any cultural hurdles they encounter. The M&A advisors and licensed investment bankers at Doeren Mayhew Capital Advisors offer some insight.

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