While M&A volume and total deal value across most industries are down this year there are some surprising bright spots.
The lower middle market, where Clarke Advisors helps most of their clients, is opposing the trends. Some of the explanation is due to ease in finding financing and acquirers seeking to add-on strategic purchases, according to M&A Source.
The transportation and logistics sectors also continue to draw interest from potential buyers, Axial.
In a recent article, Axial outlined closed deals by earnings size and types of buyers. To highlight that corporate buyers prefer smaller acquisitions and independent sponsors and private equity firms prefer larger targets.