In 2017, Citizens Bank took an unusual step with its annual M&A Advisory Survey — it polled business decision-makers before and after the election to test the impact. Optimism was high in the post-election survey, and in 2018, it is higher still. Ralph Della Ratta, head of M&A Advisory at Citizens Capital Markets, explains why this is a good time to sell and encourages lenders to push customers towards eager buyers.
As every sector contends with tech-enabled disruption, Mark Solovy discusses the three strategies — buy, build or sell to private equity — that companies can use to acquire new technology at a reasonable cost.
Citizens Commercial Banking released its annual Middle Market M&A Outlook for 2017, based on a survey of 600 C-level executives. The forecast? 2017 could be a busy year for M&A transactions as both buyers and sellers feel it’s time to act. Head of Corporate Finance and Capital Markets at Citizens Commercial Banking, Bob Rubino broke down the results in detail for ABF Journal, including what’s fueling the M&A activity and how the national election results can affect the outlook.
The U.S. and global M&A feeding frenzy continues on, as leveraged finance conditions are relatively favorable for financing acquisitions and dividends, boding well for M&A activity in the remainder of 2015. KPMG managing directors Joe Nuzzolo and Bill Welnhofer say the Federal Reserve may not put a halt to the liquidity fueling the M&A fires just yet.
KPMG’s Phil Isom and Dan Tiemann explain why businesses should consider M&A as an effective growth component to transform their organizations. The company leaders outline acquisitions KPMG has pursued over the last 12 months, showing how the deals enhance revenue and deepen client services in various market sectors.
Houlihan Lokey’s Tim Stute discusses the increasing M&A activity in the financial services sector and the emergence of non-bank buyers in the space. Stute notes there is an abundance of potential buyers in the market, but the reality is it’s not quite as easy as simply calling a group of bank buyers and selling to the highest bidder.
Mark Hafner, president & CEO, Celtic Capital Corporation, provides a personal look into the history of the company founded by his father, the reasons he sold the company to larger banks in 2008 and 2012, and why he followed his dream of returning to Celtic’s roots as a privately held company — a decision lauded by industry insiders.