Director Derek Zacarias joins Greg Hawver, host of the Deal-by-Deal podcast for an insightful exploration into the potential trajectory of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) over the next 12 months. Their dynamic conversation delves into the outlook for M&A involving founder-owned businesses, transactions backed by private equity, and the broader middle market. From macroeconomic trends to nuanced strategies and emerging themes, they dissect the factors expected to shape the landscape in the upcoming year.
Reflecting on the relatively subdued M&A activity in the middle market witnessed in 2023, Greg and Derek offer keen observations and analysis. Furthermore, Derek shares valuable insights tailored for independent sponsors and other private equity professionals, offering strategies to navigate auctions successfully and capitalize on M&A opportunities throughout 2024.