Focus Strategies Investment Partners


Quarterly Deal Update – Q4 2017

Despite the decline in pace of M&A during the last three months of the year, 2017 was a robust year for transactions in Texas. Looking forward, 2018 should be another active year for M&A and Private Placement activity in the Middle Market. The U.S. Tax Reform bill passed in late 2017 coupled with the record amount of Private Equity “dry powder,” should support another strong year of deal making. A full transaction summary for the Central Texas I-35 corridor can be found by following the link below.

 Transactions * – Central Texas I-35 Corridor

Transaction Summary Q4 2016 Q1 2017 Q2 2017 Q3 2017 Q4 2017
M&A 10 11 5 9 2
Private Placements 30 32 35 31 31
Total Transactions 40 43 40 40 33

*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, Q4 2017