GCG’s July 2019 Middle Market Update provides an overview of the latest trends in the market, including recent performance of select sectors and the state of the middle-market M&A environment.
Key findings include the following:
- Middle market deal volume for July 2019 exhibited continued strength from first quarter lows reported earlier in the year. While reported deal value decreased slightly since June 2019, July exhibited continued strength overall and performed as the fourth strongest month over the 12-month period.
- There was a significant shift in the underlying sector M&A activity from July 2018 to July 2019. Activity in the Healthcare, Real Estate, Materials and Communication Services sectors increased significantly over the period while other sectors slowed considerably.
- GCG’s middle market public company index stock performance was negative between July 2018 and July 2019. This contrasts with the S&P 500 performance which is up over 9 percent during the same time frame. Specific performance returns by industry are highlighted.
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