Automotive M&A Activity Gained Momentum Despite Challenges in 2011

Automotive M&A Activity Gained Momentum Despite Challenges in 2011

Automotive mergers and acquisitions activity was strong in the first half of 2011 and then tapered off in the second half of the year following Europe’s sovereign debt crisis and the natural disasters in Japan and Thailand, according to a new PwC publication Automotive M&A Insights: Driving Value. In 2011, 594 automotive deals were completed […]

Consumer Spending Index Posts an Increase

Consumer Spending Index Posts an Increase

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index climbed higher in March, marking only the third monthly increase over the past 12 months. The Index tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending. “The Index turned upward as the pace of declining new home prices slowed,” said Carl Steidtmann, Deloitte’s chief economist and author of […]

First Quarter IPOs Led By Private Equity

First Quarter IPOs Led By Private Equity

According to PwC, the US IPO market showed significant strength in the first quarter of 2012, resulting in the highest first quarter volume since 2007. The U.S. IPO market continues to attract a diverse range of companies across different industries, according to PwC. The technology, industrial and financial services sectors were the most active during […]

Private Equity Fund-Raising Climbs 4% in First Quarter

Private Equity Fund-Raising Climbs 4% in First Quarter

A new report from Dow Jones shows that in the first quarter, U.S. and European private equity funds held more closings and raised more capital than in the same period last year, but more than half the capital raised in each region went to a small contingent of firms. U.S. private equity funds raised $38.1 […]

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