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M&A Market Commentary

Reflections on the 2023 M&A Market US transaction volume fell by 30.3% from 2022 to 2023, dragging aggregate transaction value down from $2.98 trillion to $1.83 trillion over the same period. Throughout 2023, M&A activity remained sluggish. According to S&P Global, early in the year initial optimism for a broad M&A recovery waned due to…

Economic Outlook

Lagging Economic Indicators               Real GDP growth over the last four quarters has increased 2.9%, bolstered by exceptionally strong growth in the third quarter of 2023. The value added of private-goods producing and private-services producing industries increased 10.2% and 4.1%, respectively, while government increased the slowest at 2%. However, projections suggest a notable deceleration in…
Recession, The US dollar and M&A

Recession, The US Dollar and M&A

  Table of Contents Market Retreat Overview Spotlight on Acquisitions of Buyers Headquartered in SC, NC, GA & TN 2023 Spotlight on Sellers Headquartered in SC, NC, GA & TN – 2023 It’s been many months since we shared our outlook on market conditions. A good starting point is what is plaguing the global economy.…

M&A in Turbulent Times

How does the M&A market handle global shocks and economic uncertainty? To what degree should that affect timing your next transaction?