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Quarter Two Middle Market M&A Report 2019

 “MIDDLE MARKET UPHELD BY LARGE DEALS IN SECOND QUARTER”

Despite growing concerns over a potential economic slowdown, middle-market companies fared generally well in the second quarter. During the quarter there were 3,095 announced M&A transactions with valuations of less than $1 billion, totaling $66.2 billion in aggregate (per Capital IQ).

Debt levels are once again holding equity values aloft as 2Q-19 valuations ran higher than Q1-19. While debt usage remains strong, there continues to be evidence that more business buyers are choosing conservative capital structures, perhaps hedging against the possibility of a future economic downturn…

 

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