Middle-Market Trends

Are Valuations Of U.S. M&A Mega Deals Escalating At A Troubling Rate?

While the industry may continue to see higher deal activity, the escalated valuations, in aggregate, on mega deals may be grounds for caution ahead.

The Right Time for a Change

West Monroe Partners explains why 2014 is the right time to explore carve-out and divestiture opportunities.

SEC Lifts Ban on General Solicitations—Then Proposes Regulations

The SEC recently approved new regulations that could place significant restrictions on the ability of fund advisers to exercise their new ability to advertise.

BDO IPO Halftime Report: IPO Activity Projected to Continue Increasing in 2013

Driven by an active second quarter with 61 offerings, the U.S. IPO market is up 26 percent from last year and is off to its best year since 2007.

Opportunities Abound Deal Volume in Health Care Picks Up

Private equity firms that invest in health care are either getting used to working in an uncertain environment or feeling a little more secure about the marketplace.