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Survey: Most pharmaceutical execs foresee more M&A

A survey of top executives of U.S. drugmakers indicates mergers and acquisitions should pick up in the next couple of years, as companies aim to offset rising generic competition. The survey by audit and advisory consultants KPMG LLP found 83 percent of pharmaceutical executives believe their company likely will be a buyer or a seller… Continue Reading Survey: Most pharmaceutical execs foresee more M&A

Houston-based Cornerstone Mortgage Co., continuing its aggressive expansion into Colorado, has opened a branch in the Springs. The new location is at 240 Writers Way, southeast of downtown. Since it began its push in Colorado last year, the company has opened 23 offices across the state. The company’s Colorado headquarters are in Fort Collins, and… Continue Reading Texas mortgage company making a big play in Colorado

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Value of Colorado M&A activity up

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Colorado’s mergers and acquisition activity in the first three quarters of the year totaled 45 deals worth $32.9 billion. The value of deals was up 89 percent for the same period, but deal count – the number of transactions closed for the period – was off by 15 percent from 2009, according to the Financial… Continue Reading Value of Colorado M&A activity up

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M-and-A and VC: Down, not out

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Merger and acquisition deals are experiencing a flight to quality. Multiples of EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) are holding steady, but volume has dropped. During the seemingly invincible days of 2007, average multiples were 6.2-times EBITDA. In 2009, multiples lowered to 5.4-times EBITDA. “That really is not that bad,” said Chris Blees,… Continue Reading M-and-A and VC: Down, not out

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Mergers and acquisitions slow

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  Since the financial market meltdown, merger and acquisition activity has tumbled off the once-sacred cliffs of deal-making. Private company merger and acquisition transactions are down 58 percent year-over-year, as shown in the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors survey results. But astute buyers can use this down market to their advantage, because some of… Continue Reading Mergers and acquisitions slow

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