Christian Atwood Discusses Middle Market Trends of 2016

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Christian Atwood Discusses Middle Market Trends of 2016

Buyouts

 | December 22, 2016

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Christian Atwood, a private equity partner at Choate, was recently featured in the article titled, “U.S. LBO volume rises 9 pct while M&A drops 19 pct," by Buyouts. Mr. Atwood discussed the past year’s focus of middle market deal makers.

From the article:

“While there were definitely some very large deals announced in 2016, to me it felt more like a year in which middle-market deal makers were more focused on add-on or tuck-in acquisitions — platform building or enhancement — rather than platform deals per se,” he said.

Because of high prices, 2016 saw firms continue to sell anything that was not nailed down, Atwood said. “It was, and remains, harder to be one of many buyers, and [there was] a lot of money chasing a limited number of high-quality deals,” he said.

 

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