Attorney Richard C. Buslepp discusses trends in mergers & acquisitions over the past few years. He also discusses how M&A looks for 2020. The full article, “Robust Mergers & Acquisitions Market Ahead,” in Corp! Magazine can be found HERE.
Richard describes 2017 and 2018 as banner years and tough acts to follow in terms of M&A activity. He and other experts talk about a slowdown in M&A activity in the automotive sector. Specifically, he sees less desire on the part of buyers to make investments in that market. He does agree, however, that some areas within the sector remain prime targets.
The tech segment in this regard has taken a life of its own and is probably still garnering a fair amount of interest. Richard sees financial services companies, including banks, also as attractive targets. Such companies need to grow in order to compete by providing customers with more services and can do that by acquiring similar companies. There is continuous consolidation on the banks, even the credit unions. In order to prove those services you need a certain size level. Once you hit that critical mass, you’re able to offer more.
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Richard C. Buslepp is a Certified Public Accountant as well as an attorney. He focuses his practice on business and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, tax, opportunity zones and qualified opportunity funds, estate planning, and real estate. Richard specializes in structuring, negotiating, and consummating complex domestic and cross-border transactions such as stock and asset sale transactions, leveraged buyouts, mergers, recapitalizations, divestitures, take-privates, joint ventures, debt and equity finance transactions, management led buyouts, real estate transactions and restructure transactions for private equity, public, non profits, and family owned clients.
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