Focus Strategies Investment Partners


Quarterly Deal Update – Q3 2018

 The third quarter showed a decline in transaction volume in Central Texas, which was in line with the rest of the country. Despite the decline in the number of deals, the average deal size in Central Texas rose from $11.8 million to $55.5 million, inclusive of three transactions in excess of $200 million. When omitting the three transactions, average deal size still increased approximately 76%, or $9 million, from the prior quarter. M&A experts remain optimistic that the fourth quarter and 2019 will be robust for deal making due to the abundance of private equity “dry powder” needing to be deployed into quality businesses.

A full summary for the Central Texas I-35 corridor can be found by following the link below. If you would like to see transaction activity within the other markets we serve, we will gladly provide that information to you directly.

 Transactions * – Central Texas I-35 Corridor

Transaction Summary Q3 2017 Q4 2017 Q1 2018 Q2 2018 Q3 2018
M&A 9 2 4 0 7
Private Placements 31 31 35 40 19
Total Transactions 40 33 39 40 26

*Does not include real estate transactions and transactions with values over $500 million

Click here to view select transaction details. (pdf)

Source: CapitalIQ, Select Transactions Represented, Q3 2018