Private Equity M&A Influence Ebbing

Hahn, Avital Louria
May 2004
Investment Dealers' Digest;5/17/2004, Vol. 70 Issue 20, p11
Trade Publication
Reports that private equity acquirers could be eclipsed in 2004 by the return of more traditional strategic buyers in the United States mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market. Private equity acquirers made up 11.5 percent of total U.S. acquisition volume of $304 billion; Strategic buyers are recovering and have to consider acquisitions in order to grow; Interest rates are expected to rise in coming months, making financing more difficult.


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