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In an environment in which transactions are becoming more and more complex, companies are relying on strategic and financial business advisors with credentialed expertise to manage and/or assist in the transaction process.

UHY CORPORATE FINANCE M&A UPDATE

November 8, 2018

UHY CORPORATE FINANCE M&A UPDATE

The M&A market is experiencing steady growth in 2018 fueled by availability of capital, US economic conditions, and positive changes in the US tax law. According to Dykema's Mergers and Acquisitions Outlook Survey 2018/2019, 65 percent of respondents expect the M&A market to strengthen over the next twelve months. This compares to fewer than 40 percent in each of the past three years. Based on the survey, respondents are more bullish about deals under $100 million as well as deals in the automotive, energy, and consumer products sectors. Some of the biggest obstacles to middle market M&A are availability of quality sellers, the turbulent stock market, and rising interest rates.

Business owners thinking about a liquidity event need to consider financial, operational, and strategic aspects of a business in a bullish M&A market to help reduce challenges encountered in a deal process. UHY's Corporate Finance team focuses on helping middle market businesses to maximize deal value, minimize risks, and get deals closed!

Financial

Operational

Strategic

EBITDA and Add Back Analysis

Management Team and Key Person Strategy

Private Equity, Synergistic and Foreign Buyer Identification

Financial Reporting

Customer Contracts

Personal Income Tax Strategies

Corporate Tax Structuring

Growth Opportunities

Cash-in-pocket Analysis

For more information on how the street will value your business or to have strategic liquidity event discussions, please contact a member of UHY's Corporate Finance practice at 313 964 1040.

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