This issue of Capital Ideas, our quarterly newsletter dedicated to business selling, business buying and financial resources for mid-market companies.
Middle Market Business Insights
North American M&A activity in 2014 was exceedingly optimistic as values and volume increased. According to Thomson Reuters, almost $3.5 trillion worth of deals were announced over the year – a strong 47% improvement over the total deal value for 2013. Looking ahead to 2015, this pace should continue as the North American recovery remains underway.
However, other economies around the globe are facing challenges. The Eurozone, the Middle East and many of the emerging markets are teetering as a result of unstable politics and the plunging price of oil and other commodities. Russia, one of the world’s biggest economies... Read more
Successful Acquisitions Require Successful Integration
by Jordan Nix
The success or failure of an acquisition depends on how the target is integrated. The prevailing fallacy is to integrate based on relative size; smaller targets are fully merged in with the acquiring company while larger targets remain standalone operations.
Successful integration requires a clear understanding of what is being purchased. The best way to do that is to look at a business in terms of its basic elements, its resources, processes, and priorities... Read more
If you’re interested in making an international acquisition, let us know! We’ll be at an international conference in Hamburg, Germany in May with our partners. We would love to put you in front of our European partners.