IPO Backlog Attracts Attention

Marino, Jonathan
November 2010
Mergers & Acquisitions Report;11/8/2010, Vol. 23 Issue 45, p34
The article reports that companies that plan to conduct initial public offerings(IPO) are becoming acquisition targets. As of the first week of October 10, 2010, Kelso & Co. has finalized its deal to acquire the restaurant chain Logan's Roadhouse. Other IPO candidates that opted for a sale include Cognis and Univar. According to Mat Wood, a partner at BDO Seidman, explains why IPO candidates are more amenable to a sale.


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