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On your marques, get set, buy

The automotive retail sector is experiencing a dramatic rise in M&A activity.With ongoing low interest rates and strong consumer confidence, new vehicle sales are continuing to reach record levels month after month.
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Construction sector - Who is making the money?

The last few weeks have seen a raft of announcements from the large housebuilders – all unfailingly disclosing impressive results for 2015 driven by high single digit to mid-teens percentage growth in both completions and average sales value.
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Exploring Leveraged Recapitalizations as an Alternative to Selling a Business

Many owners of mid-sized private companies spend much of their working lives building a business yet ultimately reach a point where they seek to enjoy some of the financial rewards of their life-long efforts.
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Indian M&A: Can 2016 be turnaround year?

After 18% decline in M&A deals in 2015, corporates and investors are betting big on 2016.
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M&A in Dutch Digital market heating up

After a recovery of a few years M&A in the Dutch digital market is heating up. Aside from the traditional buyers (WPP, Publicis, Aegis and IPG) new platform companies have emerged such as Mediamonks, Oxyma and Tamtam. These companies, backed by large PE firms, are actively scanning the market to find additions to their product portfolio and we anticipate multiple transactions to be executed.
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Guest blog - Jackie Bowie, CEO JCRA: Volatile start to 2016 highlights importance of hedging

Mark Carney’s recent comments to the effect that now is not the time for a UK interest rate rise have taken the shine off sterling ('GBP').
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2016 View from the US

The fundamentals that will drive M&A in the US and underpin US corporates’ appetite to acquire overseas in 2016 remain in place, despite the events of early January that have shown there are headwinds facing financial markets, resulting in significant volatility.
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When Bad Things Happen to Good Companies: Seven Steps to Restoring a Company in Financial Distress

With volatility in today’s markets, the financial environment is unforgiving for faltering companies in the middle market.
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Call Connected: ATC buys 51% stake in Viom Networks for USD1.3b

In the largest inbound acquisition of FY16, American Tower Corp (ATC) announced acquisition of 51% stake in telecom tower infrastructure firm, Viom Networks. ATC will pay USD1.3b in cash and takeover debt of USD1b, valuing Viom at USD3.5b.
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Key Success Factors for a Management Buy-out

In a management buy-out (MBO) transaction the owner sells its company to the existing managers (the “MBO-team”) and their co-investor.
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Experia corporate finance advisors advised the owners of Nordentic, Dentacon, on the sale of the company to Adelis Equity partners.

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The business, owned by three private individuals, had been through a successful refinancing in 2015 when a legacy private equity house fully exited the business.…

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