Tax Issues to Drive PE-Backed Dealflow

MacFadyen, Ken
June 2010
Mergers & Acquisitions Report;6/28/2010, Vol. 23 Issue 26, p3
The article examines the impact of various tax issues on deals involving private equity-backed companies. A PricewaterhouseCoopers report indicated that mid-market mergers and acquisitions will be boosted by initiatives to pre-empt projected tax increases in the second half of 2010 despite economic uncertainty. The report revealed that deals will be comprised of divestitures, particularly in the industrial products and technology sectors, and distressed acquisitions.


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