CCCA Economic Dashboard: February 21st, 2014

Below is the CCCA economic dashboard as of February 21st, 2014. Click here to view a larger image.

Blackrock: Political Polarization Creating Lack of Consumer Confidence

Pretty regularly here at the CC Capital Advisors blog, we ask the question: "Why have the markets failed to rebound as fundamentals improve, equity markets rally and an abundance of capital sits idle in a low income environment?" As we wrote previously, healthcare had a tough time in 2013 due to th... [More]

Facebook to Acquire WhatsApp for $19 Billion

February 20, 2014 11:58 by Clayton Reeves in M&A, Technology  //  Tags: , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
In the biggest internet deal since Time Warner / AOL deal in 2001, Facebook has agreed to acquire WhatsApp for $19 billion. The first thing to notice about this deal is the price.  When Facebook paid $1 billion for Instagram, many thought it was too large of a price tag for the mobile photo app... [More]

Actavis to Acquire Forest Laboratories for $25 Billion

Today, Actavis announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Forest Laboratories. Forest is based in New York, NY, but has Midwest operations in Earth City, MO. The purchase price of $25 billion represents a 25% premium over Forest's stock price. The merger is expected to g... [More]

CCCA Economic Dashboard: February 14th, 2014

Below is the CCCA economic dashboard as of February 14th, 2014. Click here to view a larger image.

2013 PE Deal Flow Review

February 13, 2014 11:32 by Clayton Reeves in   //  Tags: , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
McGladrey recently released reports on PE activity in four sectors: business products & services, healthcare, information technology and consumer products. Business Products & Services: The first half of 2013 represented one of the worst periods of the last several years for B2B deal making... [More]

Merge or Die: Are Mergers the New Growth Catalyst in a Sluggish Economy?

As 2014 begins to take shape, many in the M&A industry are worried about a repeat of 2013, when conditions seemed ripe for deal making but those deals failed to execute.  Other than several mega deals, 2013 was largely disappointing. For context, world wide M&A was $4.27 trillion in 200... [More]

CCCA Economic Dashboard: February 7th, 2014

Below is the CCCA economic dashboard as of February 7th, 2014. Click here to view a larger image.

CCCA Economic Dashboard: January 31st, 2014

Below is the CCCA economic dashboard as of January 31st, 2014. Click here to view a larger image.

CCCA Economic Dashboard: January 10th, 2014

Below is the CCCA economic dashboard as of January 10th, 2014. Click here to view a larger image.

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