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]

CCCA Economic Dashboard: August 2nd, 2013

August 6, 2013 10:22 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, Economy  //  Tags: , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Attached is the CCCA economic dashboard as of August 2nd, 2013. Click here to view a larger image.

U.S. Tax Code: Encouraging Foreign Mergers?

August 1, 2013 12:13 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, M&A  //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
As we reported Monday, several major mergers have been announced that involve U.S. companies acquiring foreign companies and changing their taxable residence to foreign countries.  One example is Perrigo agreeing to buy the Irish drug company Elan and move their headquarters to Ireland, lowerin... [More]

Corporate Margin Widening: Are We Slowing Down?

July 31, 2013 10:38 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, Economy  //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
According to the Wall Street Journal, we may be approaching a period of slowing corporate growth.  The non-financial portion of the S&P 500 are expected to increase revenues by just 1.1% in the second quarter, year on year, according to Thomson Reuters.  Earnings are expected to declin... [More]

Merger Monday: $50 Billion in Deals Announced in 24 Hour Period

July 29, 2013 17:17 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, Financing, M&A  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
For those who slept through the last 24 day, boy has it been a busy time! As reported by USA Today, there were nearly ~$50 billion in deals announced over the past 24 hours - The fashion chain Saks was acquired by Canadian retail giant Hudson's Bay in a deal valued at $2.9 billion - U.S. drug maker... [More]

CCCA Economic Dashboard: July 26th, 2013

July 29, 2013 16:15 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, Economy  //  Tags: , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Attached is the CCCA economic dashboard as of July 26th, 2013. Click here to view a larger image.

Capital Markets in 2025: What Will Change?

PricewaterhouseCoopers recently released a report on the state of capital markets in 2025.  The report expects a shift eastward, as would be expected by most market participants. This shift will increase the global horizon for many companies, and force them to look outside of their own country ... [More]

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