Stated Reasons for Acquisition

I’ve now updated my report on all MidMarket M&A transactions ($1m to approx $100m) that have had media coverage this year.

Key Findings:
* There were 136 traceable transactions -around 1 per day since mid-January.
* In 45% of those transactions, one party was international.
* In 30% of those transactions, part of the sale price was deferred and based on future performance goals.
* Regarding buyer motivations, more than 20 were provided. Predominant reasons include: Geographic Extension (24%), Broaden Products & Services (19%), Access to Technology (12%) and Access to Customers (12%)

Here’s my full report. –
Please excuse any errors or admissions.
Please let me know if there are any other announce able transactions.

Mark Ostryn