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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.READ NOW
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.READ NOW
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.READ NOW
Positive predictions that 2014 would be a good year in mergers and acquisitions are holding true, with the first half of 2014 generating more middle-market deals at higher prices, than the same periods in 2013 and 2012. Strong momentum during the fourth quarter of 2013 carried over into the new year, giving January a boost from deals not yet closed by year end, and making it the best month, with 216 completed transactions. So far, 2014 has brought a total of 1,057 deals valued at $137.9 billion, a significant increase over the 996 to the deals in 2013 and 1,023 in 2012.READ NOW
It is a scenario the M&A advisors at Doeren Mayhew Capital Advisors see often – a buyer has approached you with what sounds like a once-in-a-lifetime offer on the purchase of your business. Or, perhaps it’s a lowball, “tire kicker” offer, and you are not sure how to respond. Unsolicited acquisition offers are fairly common, and some represent excellent opportunities, but caution is certainly warranted. Anyone might approach you, and if your company is not already on the market, you probably are not in the position to screen buyers or evaluate offers.READ NOW