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.

ClearRidge 2014 Middle Market M&A Advisory Firm of the Year

June 12, 2014. ClearRidge, an Oklahoma Investment Banking firm, was named Middle Market M&A Advisory Firm of the Year by Acquisition International. Click "More" to read full article.

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 long does a Private Equity Group wait before selling your Company again?

Most people think of a private equity holding period as between 3 and 5 years, which could cause a significant and legitimate concern among business owners. However, there is no hard rule to apply to this asset class and to make a determination whether or not to consider a PEG as a prospective buyer based upon the median hold period, would be to make a one-dimensional decision.

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…

Stock Buybacks at Unprecedented Levels – Good, Bad or Ugly?

U.S. Public companies are giving cash back to investors at unprecedented levels. Companies in the S&P 500 index are expected to pay at least $300 billion in dividends in 2013, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices, which would top last year's $282 billion. Is it a good thing? Does it help or hinder economic recovery? Help or hinder the business?
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