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Global Investment Landscape and Outlook for M&A Activity in 2016

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2016 Investor Outlook

At The M&A Advisor’s Annual Summit in New York, KSM’s roundtable session, “Investor Outlook for 2016,” asked top industry leaders to share their insights and reflections on market trends as a whole as well as in a variety of industries and sectors.

Panelists John K. Castle of Castle Harlan, Savio Tung of Investcorp, Jennifer St. Pierre of EMC, and Bob Morse of Strattam Capital reviewed a wide range of topics impacting the M&A industry including:

  • Optimizing growth in the middle and lower-middle markets
  • Analysis of deal sizes in 2015 and the continuing trends in 2016
  • The focus of M&A activity in 2016
  • Debt ratio trends

The M&A Advisor conducted the following interviews, which summarize observations and highlight insights for M&A activity in 2016.

John K. Castle | Chairman and CEO of Castle Harlan, Inc.

Castle discusses his predictions for 2016, stating that it will be a strong year but will not be as robust as 2014 and 2015. He noted that the availability of debt will remain an important factor.

Bob Morse | Co-Founder and CEO at Strattam Capital

Morse discusses trends in the technology industry and the shifting mindset on how to approach and handle technology.

Savio Tung | Chief Investment Officer at Investcorp

Tung weighs in on the M&A market trends in 2016, noting that international investors still show strong interest in investing in the U.S.

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