Against the backdrop of global economic uncertainty and a wild election year, middle-market business owners and financial sponsors have remained remarkably steadfast.
Brexit surely surprised, but so has the global market’s resilience. Our 100 deal professionals remained active in their local markets – even closing a record 15 transactions in the slow summer months of July and August – but as 2016 progressed we saw a noticeable spike in cross-border M&A with both buyers and sellers looking beyond home for accretive acquisitions and successful exits. For clients situated anywhere in the world, Minneapolis was as relevant as Manchester; Stockholm as much as St. Louis; Beijing as accessible as Boston.
Livingstone’s global reach helped make a difference for many clients in getting their deals done right.