Business Pulse — July 2018

transitioning a business to the next generation

Through the first half of 2018, valuations for U.S. middle market M&A transactions remain at lofty levels, while overall deal volume was down nearly 14.5 percent compared with 2017. Despite lower middle-market deal volume, which is primarily the result of a scarcity of quality assets, the current M&A market is expected to remain favorable to sellers. This is due to unprecedented levels of purchasing power from both strategic and financial buyers, as well as an overall healthy economy.

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By Al Melchiorre

Al founded MelCap Partners in 2000, and is responsible for managing all aspects of client engagements from proposal through closing, developing business, reviewing offering memorandums and financial models, negotiating purchase agreements, and interacting with buyers and investors.