Our pipeline suggests this robust deal market is here to stay for the next several quarters.
In 2014, we were very active in each of our core sectors – industrial, healthcare, business services, consumer, and media:tech — across M&A, debt capital markets, and even special situations. Strong activity in both Europe and the U.S. allowed us to further establish our reputation and track record in complex international and cross-border transactions.
With capital at the ready and a favorable financing market, privately-held and institutionally-owned companies alike are looking to exit before the market finds the other side of its peak. It seems all private equity-owned companies that can be positioned as growth platforms are on the block regardless of traditional hold periods. We agree with their assessment — now is clearly an excellent time to consider a range of exit alternatives. We are advising our clients contemplating a sale or monetization event that they risk more than they stand to gain by not acting — at least for next 12 to 24 months.