M&A Outlook for Winter 2019/20; Q3 Transaction Report

In this report, ClearRidge reviews the region’s most active industry sectors and provides an outlook for Winter 2019/20. Aerospace, Chemicals, Construction, Engineering, Energy, Healthcare,...

Mergers and Acquisitions Report Q2 and Fall 2017 Outlook

We are in the third quarter of 2017 and deal data is now available through the end of the second quarter of 2017. In this report, we review our region’s most active industry sectors and give an outlook for the remaining 2017 year.

Mergers and Acquisitions Report Full Year 2016 and 2017 Outlook

We are in the first quarter of 2017 and deal data is now available through the end of the fourth quarter for full year 2016. In this report, we review our region’s most active industry sectors and give an outlook for 2017. Analysis by Sector: i. Aerospace ii. Chemicals iii. Construction and Engineering iv. Energy: Oil and Gas v. Healthcare vi. Manufacturing vii. Transportation, Logistics, Distribution viii. Telecommunications

Mergers and Acquisitions Report Q3 and 2017 Outlook

In this report, we review our region’s most active industry sectors and give an outlook for 2017. Before we consider each industry, let’s start with the overall economy and the most talked about Trump effect. The polls were wrong and the improbable happened. The economic outlook for 2017 has also changed as a result, mostly for the better. The Federal government is ...

Section 338 Business Sale –Stock Sale, with Asset Sale Tax Treatment

What is a 338 Election? How would I use it when I sell my business? In a typical acquisition (using an S-corporation as an example), the seller seeks to maximize capital gains, on which they pay a lower tax rate, and the buyer seeks to maximize the present value of tax deductions. While this may be desired, there may be a need to effect the transaction as a stock deal rather than an asset deal.

Mergers & Acquisitions for Q3 2014 and Outlook through 2015

ClearRidge Report: Mergers & Acquisitions for Q3 2014 and 2015 Outlook. In this report, we review our most active industry sectors. These 7 industries are also among the most active sectors that drive M&A Activity in Oklahoma and the Southern Midwest region.

Mergers & Acquisitions for Q2 2014 and Outlook through 2014

ClearRidge Report: Mergers & Acquisitions for Q2 2014 and Outlook through 2014. In this report, we review our most active industry sectors. These 8 industries are also among the most active sectors that drive M&A Activity in the Oklahoma and the Southern Midwest region. Click "More" to read the the full article.

Mergers & Acquisitions for Q1 2014 and Outlook through Fall 2014

ClearRidge Report: Mergers & Acquisitions for Q1 2014 and Outlook through Fall 2014. In this report, we review our most active industry sectors. These 8 industries are also among the most active sectors that drive M&A Activity in the Oklahoma and the Southern Midwest region. Click "More" to read the the full article.

Mergers & Acquisitions Outlook through Summer 2014 and Full Year 2013 Review

ClearRidge Report: Mergers & Acquisitions for Full Year 2013 and Outlook through Summer 2014. In this report, we review our most active industry sectors. These 8 industries are also among the most active sectors that drive M&A Activity in the Oklahoma and the Southern Midwest region. Click "More" to read the the full article.

How Much Should a Buyer Pay a Seller for Synergies of two Merged Businesses?

This is an interesting question and the answer has certainly changed over the years. Whereas synergies may have previously been credited entirely to the buyer’s benefit post closing, the trend has been for buyers to pay an increasing premium to sellers for some of the shared future synergies. In most strategic deals, there is now more…
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