Complexity Didn't Stop 2015 From Being a Record Year For M&A Volume.
With over $4.7 trillion in announced deals, 2015 was a record year for M&A. An article in the New York Times' DealBook discussed how deals in 2015 were not only huge but they were complicated. While all M&A deals have some level of complexity, the article highlights a few examples of complex deals from this year. Pfizer and Allergan seeking to merge through a tax-inversion deal, SABMiller's multiple required divestitures, and Dell's use of a "tracking stock" in the EMC deal w
Micro-Cap Acquisition Financing: Seller Financing Makes Any Acquisition Possible
While there are a number of ways micro-cap issuers can finance acquisitions, seller financing is a tool that is often forgotten or underutilized by micro-cap acquirers. There are two ways a seller can finance an acquisition for a micro-cap acquirer; (1) seller note(s) and (2) stock consideration. Both of these forms of acquisition financing are more powerful for public acquirers than they are for private acquirers. 1. Seller Notes – Sellers notes are notes payable to the sell
Q4 2015 OTC Graduates
Listed below are companies that graduated from the OTC markets to a senior exchange in Q4 2015. 13 companies uplisted this quarter. Highlights include; Klondex Mines executing a $32 million acquisitions shortly after joining the NYSE Mkt, and three companies uplisting to the NASDAQ on the same day (Nov. 5). Congratulations to all of the Q4 2015 OTC graduates from the entire Acquis Team! 4th Quater 2015 OTC Markets Graduate Report: Klondex Mines Ltd. (NYSE Mkt: KLDX) Oct.
OTC Acquirers -- December 2015
Below is a list of OTC companies that were working on acquisitions in December of 2015. Even with the holidays slowing down M&A activity, nearly 50 acquisition announcements were made by OTC QX, QB, and PINK companies last month. December's micro-cap acquisition highlights include; Padree Resources acquiring interest in two solar companies and Sack Lunch Productions acquiring the outstanding minority interest in their primary subsidiaries. Check out the full list of OTC micro