Alabama M&A Activity Q4 2017

By: Wesley Legg

According to Capital IQ and Founders proprietary sources, there were an estimated 35 transactions involving Alabama companies completed in the fourth quarter of 2017, a decrease of 46% versus the same quarter in the previous year. Overall, M&A and private placement activity was down 15% year over year. Most of the transactions completed in the fourth quarter were sub $50 million in enterprise value, however there were some larger transactions, most notably the acquisition of Birmingham, Alabama based Shipt, LLC by Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) for $550 million.


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