The latest surge in M&A deals has been going on for a while. Companies want to do more deals. Businesses are frustrated with their revenue growth and as a result are trying to grow in other ways. Owners and management teams figure that if you acquire another company, you can get some growth while also cutting some costs. The massive amount of capital sitting around has led to a win-win situation for all stakeholders. What does this latest surge in M&A mean to you?
Private owners: It may be a great opportunity for you to sell your business or acquire another one in the same industry. Based on the strength of your company and its place in the market, you can decide whether or not you would like to invest, sell, or hold off for now.
Employees: Depending on the state of your company, it may be a great chance to complete an MBO, or management buyout. This is when a management team looks to acquire a substantial share or all of a business from the owners, but does not have the necessary funds available to make the acquisition. With the massive amounts of capital in the market, investors may be highly interested in financing your company.
Lenders: As companies are looking to increase their inorganic growth through mergers and acquisitions, there will be a constant need for capital to help fund the deals. It is beneficial for a lender to take advantage of this window of opportunity and find plausible deals to lend into. These M&A deals will need a considerable amount of debt at various layers within the capital structure.
Staying up to date on the current events will help you to increase your revenue and develop a plan for growth going forward. Whether you are a lender, employee, or owner, now can be a great time to jump into the mergers and acquisitions market.