Middle-Market M&A on the Rise

Tarbous, Ken
September 2010
Mergers & Acquisitions Report;9/20/2010, Vol. 23 Issue 38, p33
The article discusses the state of mergers and acquisitions as of September 20, 2010. It was observed that Ridgemont Equity Partners has completed many acquisitions of companies with sales prices ranging from 10 to 100 million U.S. dollars. Sponsors are reportedly spending more for lower-middle-market businesses, while the borrowing activity remains stable in improved debt markets. Thomson Reuters reported that there were 72 deals worth 4.8 billion U.S. dollars in the lower middle market in August.


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