Middle-market M&A has wind in its sails
Abstract: Buyers are beginning to look for acquisition targets again, and strategically positioned middle-market companies are likely to be the big winners in a resurgent M&A market. But middle-market sellers should expect buyers to perform more thorough due diligence. Sellers, therefore, need to devote extra care to this stage. A sidebar to this article explores whether strategic or financial buyers are expected to play a greater role in the year ahead.