U.S. Carve-Out Transactions: A Fertile Ground for Private Equity Firms

February 05, 2019

Driven by the influence of shareholders, activists and competitive market forces, public companies are demonstrating renewed focus on their core businesses. Reductions in the U.S. corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% have further sharpened this focus by reducing the tax burden of large asset sales. As a result, carve-out transactions will likely become a fertile ground for PE Firms to target opportunistic and unsolicited offers for orphaned business units during 2019.

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