Year-to-date 2012 Middle Market deal volume has dipped moderately from 2010 and 2011. This trend is counter to expectations that the potential for capital gains tax increases in 2013 would spur more activity in sales of privately held, middle market companiesContinue Reading
The franchise industry is showing more signs of recovery from the recession. An index compiled by the International Franchise Association rose 0.5 percent in September, its second straight monthly gain. The index is also up 2.2 percent from September 2011.Continue Reading
Is it a buyer’s or seller’s market right now?
Brokers working Main Street deals are more inclined to describe conditions as a “buyer’s market” (>70%), while those in the lower middle market were slightly more likely to describe the market as neutral or favorable to sellers.Continue Reading