PwC's M&A Outlook Shows Optimism, Focus on Deal Execution

July 26, 2013 10:50 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, Economy, M&A  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
PwC reports that the fundamentals behind M&A activity remain strong despite a slowdown in U.S. merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the first half of 2013.  As we at CCCA have seen in the market, deal flow is constricted not by a lack of willing buyers, but a lack of targets with su... [More]

Advanced Power Components Acquisition: A Sign of Things to Come

As reported in the Wall Street Journal, UK based Advanced Power Components has announced the completion of the acquisition of 25% of Invisible Systems Limited (ISL).  ISL provides cloud-based, end-to-end monitoring and control solutions which are designed to increase the energy efficiency withi... [More]

Cedigaz: Global gas storage capacity to rise 48% by 2030

Cedigaz has reported that world wide gas storage is expected to increase from 377 billion cubic meters (bcm) at the beginning of 2013 to as much as 631 bcm by 2030.  New storage markets in Asia and the Middle East account for ~60% of this new capacity.  China is seen as a key driver of gro... [More]

Healthcare IT the Most Active M&A Market Over First Half 2013

July 23, 2013 10:33 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, Healthcare, M&A  //  Tags: , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Berkery Noyes Investment Bankers, a bank with a large research focus, has reported that Healthcare IT was the most active place to find M&A transactions in the first half of 2013. According to the report, Healthcare IT accounted for 63 percent of transactions and 40 percent of total mergers and... [More]

CCCA Economic Dashboard: July 19th, 2013

July 22, 2013 15:44 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, Economy, Financing  //  Tags: , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Attached is the CCCA economic dashboard as of July 19th, 2013. Click here to view a larger image.

Laclede Gas Purchase of Missouri Gas Energy Approved

July 18, 2013 17:28 by Clayton Reeves in Cooperatives, M&A, Natural Gas, Regulation, Utilities  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Yesterday, state utility regulators approved the combination of Missouri's two largest natural gas companies. The Missouri Public Service Commission unanimously sent an agreement through that allows Laclede Gas Co. to purchase Missouri Gas Energy. The combined entity will have more than 1.1 million ... [More]

Is Venture Capital Deal Making Hitting a Bottom?

July 17, 2013 10:29 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, Financing, M&A  //  Tags: , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
The pace of VC investment has gradually decreased in recent quarters, and we continued to see that trend in the second quarter of 2013.  Only 778 deals were completed during the quarter, which would represent the second fewest since Q4 2009.  The number has been below 1,000 deals for the l... [More]

Telecom Industry Sees M&A Heating Up

July 16, 2013 09:42 by Clayton Reeves in M&A, Telecom  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Earlier in June, there were several articles saying that telecom could be getting ready to see the biggest merger spree since 2006.  Here is a list of telecom acquisitions over the last two years.  In an article in the Kansas City Star yesterday, this school of thought was further sup... [More]

CCCA Economic Dashboard: July 12th, 2013

July 15, 2013 17:39 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, Economy, Financing  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Attached is the CCCA economic dashboard as of July 12th, 2013. Click here to view a larger image.

First Half of 2013: PE Deal Flow Continues to Struggle

July 11, 2013 11:59 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, M&A, Private Equity  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
For dealmakers, 2013 was primed to be an active time with optimism returning to markets and dry powder being expended in the form of M&A transactions.  In terms of the private equity, this did not come to fruition during the first half of the year. According to Pitckbook, deal flow continu... [More]

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