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October 2015

Bob Coury Leads Panel Discussion on Middle-Market M&A

On September 15, Bob Coury, Senior Managing Director of Greenwich Capital Group, presented the current trends in middle-market M&A in a panel discussion entitled “Timing a Thriving Market: Investment Banking”. The event was hosted by the World Presidents’ Organization (“WPO”) Motor City Chapter. Current deal flow, valuation multiples and the outlook for middle-market M&A were among the items discussed.

Key Findings

  • While M&A remains strong, there has been a slight decline in overall transaction volume and value over the last quarter
  • Overseas buyers comprised roughly 16% of the overall buyer base; however, the global impact varies greatly across industries
  • Private equity continues to strengthen its presence in the middle-market, accounting for over 39% of M&A activity over the latest twelve month period ending June 30, 2015
  • Overall, transaction multiples are very similar to their pre-recessionary levels; however, they vary dramatically by industry

View Greenwich Capital Group’s Middle-Market M&A Update for a more in-depth analysis of key market trends and observations.