By: Gene Bazemore
According to Capital IQ and Founders proprietary sources, M&A and private placement activity in the Dallas-Fort Worth market was down 13% year over year. Overall, there were an estimated 97 transactions involving Dallas-Fort Worth companies completed in the fourth quarter of 2017, a decrease of 21% versus the same quarter in the previous year. Transaction activity within the Dallas-Fort Worth area continues to be diversified with Information Technology, Consumer and Industrials representing the top three sectors by volume. A majority of the transactions completed in the fourth quarter were sub $50 million in enterprise value, however two of the largest transactions were in the Energy sector, including the GEODynamics, Inc. sale to Oil States International, Inc. (NYSE:OIS) for $521.8 million by LimeRock Partners and the formation of Pegasus Resources, LLC with a $300 million equity commitment from EnCap Investments L.P.
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