Four Continents and Counting, 2012 Promises to be a Global Year
February 02 2012
2012 promises to be a global year for deal making. Less than four weeks into the New Year and Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL) is seeing significant momentum in global transaction activity. Together with its partners in Global M&A, the world’s leading partnership of top-tier independent financial advisory firms serving the middle market, BGL is building a pipeline of international deals which currently spans four continents across diverse sectors such as business services, consumer products, healthcare, industrials, and real estate-underscoring that global deal making is accelerating.
Global middle market M&A volume is expected to increase in 2012, as 2011 bested 2010 with over $700 billion in announced transactions, according to Thomson Reuters. An active M&A market will be fueled by steady cross-border activity, as buyers look to tap high growth markets, increase market share, and broaden geographic footprints. In addition, the challenges facing Europe have led many acquirers to look to North America, Latin America and elsewhere for growth opportunities through acquisition. BGL’s global deal flow is a strong indicator. The firm is currently working on M&A advisory and capital raising assignments in nine countries and four continents, including North America (United States, Canada, Mexico) and South America (Brazil); Europe (Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom); and Asia (China, Israel).
BGL knows how to get deals done around the world, with a middle market investment banking practice that is truly global. The Global M&A partnership affords BGL and its clients unique access to middle market businesses and in-country expertise throughout the industrialized world. With 40 partners in 45 countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Global M&A members have completed more than 1,500 transactions with an aggregate deal value exceeding $30 billion since 2000.
About Brown Gibbons Lang & Company and Global M&A
Brown Gibbons Lang & Company is the lead U.S. shareholder in Global M&A, one of the world's leading independent M&A advisory firms. Specialized in the middle market, we provide support and opportunities locally and internationally for clients buying or selling companies as well as financings, corporate restructurings, and other corporate finance transactions. For more information, visit www.bglco.com and www.globalma.com.