Middle-Market Trends

2014: The Year of the Manufacturer?

Even cautious business leaders are plotting a growth path rather than considering cost-cutting and retrenchment. They remain optimistic for several key reasons.

Manufacturing M&A: Once the Deal is Done

Every deal will yield different post-closing challenges, but the best post-closing crisis management is actually thoughtful pre-closing risk management.

The Top 10 Operational Oversights in Manufacturing M&A

Financial and strategic buyers are seeking more granular information on how best to run a combined operation and maximize deal synergies–especially for a manufacturing deal.

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.