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M&A activity has remained steady. There were 7,993 deals at $187 billion in Q2 of 2013 and an increase of 0.9% in deal volume and value. In the first half of 2013, private equity raised 66% of capital raised in 2012. Overall, deal fundamentals have remained strong but can we expect those conditions to continue into 2014?
Palamon Capital Partners appointed Philippe Arbour as managing director of structured finance and Antony Barker as director of investor relations and marketing. For other updates launch today's Movers & shakers slideshow.
The secondary market for life insurance has been hit hard in recent years by regulatory actions and inaccurate estimates of life expectancies. But today, some investors are finding new ways of approaching the life settlement markets, uncovering value and unlocking new business opportunities. REPLAY WEBCAST
As Matt Miller reported in The Deal in May, “The BRICs are out of favor, except when they’re not.” Both BRIC and frontier market economies continue to offer a long-term compelling growth story for private equity; a young demographic, an expanding, aspirational middle class and, in many cases, improving levels of political risk. Where will it go from here? REPLAY WEBCAST
The No. 1 and No. 2 U.S. players, Sysco and U.S. Foods, plan to merge in an $8.2 billion deal, but FTC concerns loom large. Video
While retail and consumer sector deal volume remained relatively stable, to date 2013 has remained slow. However, with corporate cash balances at high levels, benign credit markets and the continuing consolidation of struggling companies, levels of financial sponsor and corporate acquirer deal activity look to improve in the 4th quarter of 2013. REPLAY WEBCAST
M&A activity in the U.S. has taken a pause in the second quarter of 2013. Financial sponsor activity has mirrored this trend. Stock market gains and recent volatility have made targets less attractive and difficult to value. The stage is now set for the rest of the year, and it is critical you understand how these trends will likely play out and why. REPLAY WEBCAST
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The improving U.S. economy presents opportunities for expansion, along with pitfalls that can trip even the most astute executives. Acquire, divest or sit tight…which strategy makes the best sense in 2014? The answers will reshape the deal landscape as fortunes are wagered, won and lost throughout the coming year.
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