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Private Investment Banking Growth for 2012

Private Investment Banking Growth for 2012

The growth in the private investment banking market is certainly set to expand in 2012 and beyond. The latest drawn-out recession put a certain damper on the potential for mid-market cap businesses to sell in a rapid period of time. The backlog of successful and potential business sales within the mid market has not only grown, it is further expected to grow over the next several years. Here are a few of the facts that make 2012 and beyond a great year for mid-market business divestiture. Here are some key statistics to take into account:

  • 10,000 baby boomers are retiring each day, starting in 2012. That is a total of about 300,000 individuals retiring each month for the next 20 years. The percentages of these retirees who may have businesses to sell may be small, but in aggregate the numbers are quite large.
  • The largest transfer of wealth in the history of mankind, as part of this retirement boom, is in the process of taking place. Getting on the front end of this wave will certainly prove beneficial as business owners seek for the best way to come to their liquidity event.
  • Because of the last couple of “bust” years, companies who had previously been on the market or who had been thinking seriously of selling their businesses and subsequently taken themselves off the market, are now feeling a bit more hopeful about getting their corporation sold for a better payout.

As we continue to see the generational shift over the next few years, the expansion of middle market M&A activity will also see a surge. When it comes to selling your company, finding an advisory firm with experience will be essential to getting top dollar for your enterprise. Finding a premiere Seattle investment banker will be ideal for your own liquidity event.

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Nate Nead
Nate Nead is a licensed investment banker and Principal at Deal Capital Partners, LLC which includes InvestmentBank.com and Crowdfund.co. Nate works works with middle-market corporate clients looking to acquire, sell, divest or raise growth capital from qualified buyers and institutional investors. He is the chief evangelist of the company's growing digital investment banking platform. Reliance Worldwide Investments, LLC a member of FINRA and SIPC and registered with the SEC and MSRB. Nate resides in Seattle, Washington.
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