GCG’s August 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 private company transaction deal activity for August 2019 exhibited continued strength from first quarter lows reported earlier in the year. However, the data also shows a sharp decline over the past month in deal value and a declining deal volume, numbers which are worth watching going forward.
- There was a significant shift in the underlying sector M&A activity from August 2018 to August 2019. Activity in the Healthcare and Financial sectors increased significantly over the period while other sectors slowed considerably.
- GCG’s middle market public company index stock performance reflected negative performance between August 2018 and August 2019. This contrasts with the S&P 500 performance which is up 4% during the same time frame. Specific performance returns by industry are highlighted in the report.
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