David Braun's Blog

Aggressive Lending, Bigger Deals… M&A is Back on the Move

There’s no denying it that M&A is on fire. Look at any financial newspaper headlines and you’ll see announced deals or merger talks. And keep in mind for all the major transactions involving publicly held companies there are many smaller, privately held transactions occurring unannounced. We can better understand this current wave of activity and […]

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When Organic Growth Stalls, Consider M&A

Robust mergers and acquisitions activity is often an indicator of economic growth, but the recent flurry of deals do not reflect a confidence in the economy, Andrew Ross Sorkin writes in Dealbook. Revenue growth of US companies has declined from 11.2% in 2010 to 5% to 2020, a Citigroup report indicates.  “Strategic actions such as M&A…have become a key […]

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David Braun Speaks on Using M&A to Drive Growth in Biofuels Despite Uncertainty

David Braun presented on mergers and acquisitions at Oleofuels 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. As overall energy demand increases, biofuels continue to play an important role in environmental sustainability. Global biofuel production reached 115 billion liters in 2013 and is expected to grow to 139 billion by 2020. Despite this increase, the dynamics of the industry […]

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