CCCA Economic Dashboard: August 23rd, 2013

August 26, 2013 15:17 by Clayton Reeves in   //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Attached is the CCCA economic dashboard as of August 23rd, 2013. Click here to view a larger image.

BATS and Direct Edge to Merge

August 26, 2013 09:46 by Clayton Reeves in M&A  //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Local Kansas City stock exchange BATS Global Markets, Inc. (BATS) and Direct Edge Holdings LLC (Direct Edge) have announced a definitive merger agreement today that will bring the two exchange operators together in an effort to displace NYSE and Nasdaq as the market leaders. &nbs... [More]

Q2 Deal Multiples Update

August 21, 2013 10:45 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, Economy, M&A  //  Tags: , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
The market was widely unchanged from Q1 to Q2 2013.  Multiples remained comparable to the quarter prior, and there remained a significant premium in play for larger companies. - The median EBITDA multiple for all deals was 6.07x.- The median revenue multiple for all deals was 1.06x.- The media... [More]

CCCA Economic Dashboard: August 16th, 2013

August 19, 2013 13:36 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, Economy  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Attached is the CCCA economic dashboard as of August 16th, 2013. Click here to view a larger image.

KC bank deals could foreshadow future M&A

August 19, 2013 11:23 by Jill Mortensen in M&A  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Bank deals in the Kansas City area this year are considered poster-children for the motivating factors under way in the overall banking mergers-and-acquisitions market. [More]

Local M&A slow in first half, but outlook is promising

August 19, 2013 11:17 by Jill Mortensen in M&A  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Mergers and acquisitions activity in the Kansas City area during the first half of 2013 was at the lowest rate since 2009, but experts were anything but pessimistic [More]

CCCA Economic Dashboard: August 9th, 2013

August 14, 2013 15:08 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, Economy  //  Tags: , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Attached is the CCCA economic dashboard as of August 9th, 2013. Click here to view a larger image.

Q2 2013 Private Equity Industry Trends

August 13, 2013 12:17 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, Healthcare, M&A, Private Equity  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
McGladrey and PitchBook have reported private equity activity broken down into four sectors: business products & services, consumer products, health care and information technology. B2B: This industry continued to slow down in Q2 2013, with only 95 PE deals completed, totaling $11.0 billion. To... [More]

Would Anyone Buy BlackBerry?

August 12, 2013 17:50 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, M&A, Telecom  //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Today, BlackBerry halted trading of their shares and announced their intentions to explore strategic alternatives in an effort to ensure their BlackBerry 10 release goes well.  They have formed a Special Committee of the Board in an effort to make these strategic plans more tangible. Timothy Da... [More]

Are Mega Deals Paving the Way for the Middle Market?

August 8, 2013 12:35 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, M&A  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Last week we wrote an article about a slew of deals announced in a 24 hour period.  We wondered if this may be a good sign for the rest of the market as a whole, in terms of increased deal volume in the future.  The Washington Post agrees with this sentiment, saying that the increase in me... [More]

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