Tuesday, July 14, 2009

M&A Strategies

This publication by PriceWaterhouseCoopers illustrates our view that it is time for foreign strategic buyers to start exploring the US market. The graphs display that the number of bankruptcies is higher than ever. This may be opportunities for acquisitions. The US labor and bankruptcy laws are less stringent than in Europe for instance. Also, the indication that distress funds are building up financial resources indicates that when the time will come for them to act it will be too late for strategic buyers.

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