Business Pulse — June 2018

corporate divestiture trends

In 2018, a noticeable shift in corporate divestiture trends has taken place. During the first quarter, the number of U.S. corporate divestiture transactions was up 8.2 percent over the same period in 2017, according to S&P Capital IQ. This marks the first increase in quarter over previous year quarter activity since the third quarter of 2014. This trend is in stark contrast to the 9.5 percent decline in average annual divestitures that has taken place since 2013.

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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.