The mergers and acquisitions market remained strong in 2012 despite the uncertain economic and political environments. Much of the activity, particularly in the second half of the year, was attributed to sellers seeking to take advantage of the 2012 tax rates. Deal activity was also driven by the stock market’s strong performance, a continued improvement in the lending market and high strategic buyer demand.
Although the acceleration of deals in the final months of 2012 is expected to result in somewhat of a lull in M&A activity for the first quarter of 2013, Schneider Downs Corporate Finance believes that the overall outlook for 2013 is largely positive. The underlying financial markets continue to be encouraging, as the economy puts more distance between itself and the recession.
For a complete analysis of the M&A landscape in 2012, please download a complete copy of our 2012 Year in Review and Outlook for 2013.
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