By Generational EquityMar 21, 2017, 04:00 et
Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, is predicting a solid increase in deal-making activity for 2017 based on buyer activity and interest the firm has experienced so far this year.
In fact, through the first few months of 2017, Generational Equity's deal closings are 40% higher than 2016, and deal value is also up substantially during this time frame.
In addition to numbers, discussions the company's professionals have had with buyers during the first quarter of this year indicate that the buyers are quite bullish on their plans for this year.
"Our dealmakers have been busier than ever so far this year, and buyers appear to be quite confident in the new business environment after the November elections," said Dwight Jacobs, Generational Equity Executive Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions.
Research from Intralinks, a leading provider of secure virtual data rooms, echoes the same sentiment for the M&A industry as a whole.
According to the Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor for Q2 2017, the global number of announced merger and acquisition transactions in the first half of 2017 will increase by around 6 percent year-over-year, which would set a new record.
"Clearly the uncertainty affecting deal-making last year has been lifted in 2017," said Generational Equity's Terry Johnson, Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer for the firm.
"Based on the activity we are seeing, and from my discussions with the marketplace, this year will provide ample opportunity for business owners to connect with aggressive buyers in this seller's market."
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