The event touched several current topics in the M&A market. The evening’s speakers talked on the effect on M&A activity from the fallout from the “fiscal cliff,” and how changes in capital gains rates have affected deal flow. Other subjects covered included key issues in preparing your company for sale, the current availability of financing, and what valuation multiples the industry is bearing. A spirited debate developed between buyers and sellers on the value of an earnout. The wide array of attendees provided perspective from both sides of a transaction.
Following the market overview, a networking session allowed the buyers and sellers to meet and facilitate acquisitions and joint ventures. Environmental remediation, energy, manufacturing and services were among some of the industries represented.
The DealMakers events continue to bring buyers and sellers together. The next invitation-only DealMakers event is scheduled for mid-2013. For additional information visit www.gggcpas.com or contact Jim DeLeo or Ryan Doyle at (781) 407-0300.
# # #