By: Gene Bazemore
According to Capital IQ and Founders proprietary sources, M&A and private placement activity in the first quarter of 2018 decreased 9% versus the same quarter in the previous year. Once again this quarter, transaction activity in the Dallas – Fort Worth market continues to be diversified with Industrials, Information Technology, and Healthcare representing the top three sectors by volume. Overall, there were an estimated 85 transactions involving companies from the Dallas – Fort Worth area completed in the first quarter of 2018. Most of the transactions were sub $100 million in enterprise value; two of the largest transactions were in the Energy sector, including the RSP Permian, Inc. sale to Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) for $9.6 billion and the sale of Lucid Energy Group II, LLC to Riverstone Holdings and Goldman Sachs Group, Merchant Banking Division for $1.6 billion.
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