2016 continued be a strategic, rather than a financial buyer’s market and strategic buyers deployed large cash reserves to pursue growth through M&A. Unlike financial buyers, which typically look for a three to five years return on investment, strategic buyers can afford to pay more due to their long-term focus.
The middle market has been eager to use M&A as a viable tool for growth. Despite a challenging economic environment, activity in the middle market remained stable in 2016, dropping only 3.5% in 3Q 2016.
As we close out 2016 and look forward to 2017, here is a roundup of the most popular posts of the year from the Successful Acquisitions blog.
- The Most Important Thing about M&A According to Warren Buffett
- 10 Signs You Should Walk Away from a Deal
- M&A Activity after the U.S. Election: Analysis and Outlook
- 7 Strategic Questions to Ask Before Pursuing Mergers & Acquisitions – New Webinar
- How to Avoid Irrational Decision-Making in M&A
- 5 Tips for Taking a Strategic Approach to M&A in 2016
- Is Middle Market M&A on the Rebound?
- Growth Through Acquisition – Exit Readiness Podcast Interview
- How to Break Bad News without Sinking Your Acquisition
- What Is Happening with Valuation Multiples Today?
Thank you for reading and we will see you all in 2017.