Mid-Market M&A: Dealmaking opportunities in 2017

January 03, 2017

Uncertainty looms over North American mid-market M&A activity for the year ahead amid sliding deal activity and worldwide political volatility. 2016 saw North American mid-market dealmaking decrease through Q3, declining 25% in volume and 19% in value, year-over-year. Despite this drop, however, private equity activity remained strong with 781 PE deals valued at US$1 billion. Also, inbound mid-market M&A increased throughout the year, up 21% in North America from Q1-Q3. With a new year ahead, how will these trends continue to shape the market?

Mergermarket, on behalf of Firmex, a virtual data room provider, interviewed five experienced dealmakers to find out what they expect from North American mid-market M&A in 2017.

Points of discussion include:

  • Opportunities, challenges, and trends in the mid-market M&A landscape for 2017
  • Will increased competition for targets affect private equity volume?
  • The growing role of private debt funds in the mid-market
  • Analysis of the industrials, consumer, technology and healthcare sectors

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