Tuesday, August 01, 2006

M&A Markets at Record Levels

According to the investment banking firm of Green Manning & Bunch, activity in the mergers and acquisitions market is at record levels. The availability of private equity for is a key factor. Also, despite the continued rise in interest rates, debt markets remain accommodative, with dealmakers able to source various classes of debt. Lenders continue to be very aggressive when offering acquisition financing.

The complete second quarter newsletter provides the latest stats on EBITDA price multiples. The newsletter is careful to point out that these multiples may vary depending upon the size of the company and whether the buyer is a strategic or financial buyer.

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