LUTZ BUSINESS INSIGHTS
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…
In August 2018, Apple Inc made history when it became the first company to be valued at $1 trillion. Fast forward to yesterday’s close (7/6/2020), and the company is now worth more than $1.6 trillion. In just two years, it added $600 billion…
As we get ready to roll into July, it’s hard to believe we are already at the midpoint of 2020. It has been a tale of two quarters so far this year, as one of history’s most vicious selloffs stopped on a dime and transitioned into a record-setting…
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