Economic Dashboard - March 22, 2013

March 25, 2013 16:06 by Jill Mortensen in Capital Markets, Economy  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
The following is the Economic Dashboard for March 22, 2013. [More]

CC Capital Advisors: The State of M&A in Kansas City

March 4, 2013 11:12 by Clayton Reeves in Capital Markets, M&A  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
CC Capital Advisors has released their annual M&A report for the greater Kansas City area.  This document provides details on each of the 151 transactions, including analysis around historical trends and forward looking prognosis for the M&A market.   Feel free to download a copy here.

Natural Gas Generation to Continue Expanding

February 27, 2013 10:55 by Bill Conway in Capital Markets, Cooperatives, Energy, Engineering & Construction, Natural Gas  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Black & Veatch has published a report titled "Coal: Begining the Long Goodbye", outlining their thoughts, supported with some good facts and details, on the future of natural gas and coal generation.  With many coal facilities being shuttered, utility executives should be planning for a future that includes natural gas.  The report indicates gas is a competitive resource at $4.5 to $6 per cubic foot, and has set a price target of $5 in 2020.    Click Here to Read Article.

China & It's Deal Appetite

December 12, 2012 11:35 by Bill Conway in Capital Markets, Economy, Financing, M&A  //  Tags: , ,   //   Comments (0)
The combination of access to capital and global opportunities is going to be fun to watch as China companies, funds and investors target US entities. Many foreign companies are willing to consider Chinese partners, but the fact that four-fifths of the Chinese acquirers are state-owned enterprises, may prove challenging in getting deals done. Dealmakers suggest China companies pursue minority interests as a means of satisfying their buying urge. [More]

PwC Predicts Increased M&A Activity in 2013

December 7, 2012 15:08 by Stephanie Siders in Capital Markets, M&A  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
PwC attributes its bullish 2013 U.S. M&A forecast to increased corporate confidence, greater private equity activity and strong debt markets.  Middle market transactions are expected to make up a majority of deal volume in 2013, much like 2012.  PwC expects significant opportunity in the Oil & Gas, Financial, Healthcare and Technology sectors.  To read more, click here.    

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