Thursday, October 23, 2008

Not the End of Main Street

While many in the mergers and acquisitions markets may be lamenting the lack of activity on Wall Street due to the credit crunch, there are still signs of life on Main Street.

According to one lower middle market investment bank, Green Manning & Bunch, both strategic and private equity buyers are actively acquiring businesses.


Strategic buyers are using the cash on their balance sheets and thus are not constrained by the lending limits of commercial banks. Private equity continues to raise record amounts of capital (on pace to exceed last year's record amount of more than $300 billion), which they need to put to use.

The companies being acquired have solid profit margins, prospects for growth, protected market niches and quality management teams.

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Tags : Mergers and acquisitions , M&A , Green Manning & Bunch , credit crunch

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