Looking Ahead: M&A 2018 Wrap-up and 2019 Forecast

In 2015, law firm Baker McKenzie took a peek into its crystal ball, writing a report about global trends in business transactions over the next several years. The report’s authors predicted “continued strong upturn in M&A and IPOs over the next three years” thanks to trends such as accelerating global economic growth, low interest rates, and easy credit conditions. However, they also cautioned that “moderate corrections in developed stock markets will soften interest in deal-making worldwide by 2019.”

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New Considerations for M&A Cryptocurrency Agreements

Despite the popular buzz around cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, the technology has yet to see mass adoption in the world of mainstream business and finance. However, the past year has seen a number of indications that cryptocurrency is gaining a good deal of legitimacy and stability.

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Webinar Wrap-Up: Trends in Tech M&A

The first half of 2018 played out like an investor’s dream, with global M&A hitting a record $2 trillion, and the momentum just keeps ramping up.

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Preparing for Your Tech M&A: When to Sell

Knowing when to sell is always a challenge – since the timing of launching a process is not only critical to it being successful but also can make a significant difference to the valuation. One important consideration is knowing what buyers look for in a deal so founders can maximize their price and make the exit a win for them, the team and their shareholders.

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Live Webinar: Trends in Tech M&A

Are you interested in learning more about mergers and acquisitions in the tech market? Get a peek at the current and future outlook of the tech M&A market with our latest webinar, Trends in Tech M&A. Get the inside scoop on the tech M&A market, including the current state of the industry, when to sell, and how to leverage metrics and buyer behavior to get the best deal.

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High Octane: Data Fuels New Era of Investment for Healthcare Industry

Healthcare information is both massive and highly complex. According to management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, patients will generate an estimated gigabyte of health data every day by 2020, from MRI scans to clinical trials. This flood of information represents both a challenge and an opportunity for healthcare companies that have the big data skills.

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4 Biggest Digital Health Mergers in 2018

There has been a great deal of merger and acquisition activity within the healthcare industry this year. These deals include mergers between hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, biomedical firms, and an array of other healthcare-oriented technology companies.

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M&A Activity is Soaring High, But What Does It Mean?

Growth through mergers and acquisitions has already surpassed $1.7 billion this year, which is the fastest growth rate in value ever recorded. According to accountancy firm Deloitte, this figure is already well beyond the $1.3 billion in M&A growth recorded for the entire year of 2017.

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Mid-Year Update for the Middle Market - 2018

Overall, the middle market is experiencing strong performance in 2018. According to the National Center for the Middle Market, companies in this sector reported employment growth rates of 6.3 percent and revenue growth rates of 8.4 percent -- both at the highest level within the past year. The center also notes that confidence in both the global and local economy is at an all time high in this sector, which is likely encouraging M&A activity and growth.

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8 Best Practices for Acquiring a Company

There are a lot of potential advantages to acquiring another entity, and this is true for both fledgling startups and well-established enterprises. Joining forces with an existing business by virtue of a merger or acquisition can help a company increase its market share, tap into new geographical areas, expand product and service lines, eliminate a competitor, or cut costs through economies of scale. It does not necessarily matter why a company pursues an acquisition, so long as there is ample preparation beforehand and a carefully crafted, well-executed plan. Here are eight best practices for acquiring a company:

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