By: Wesley Legg
According to Capital IQ and Founders proprietary sources, there were an estimated 38 transactions involving Alabama companies completed in the third quarter of 2018, which is equivalent to the number of transactions in the same quarter of the previous year. M&A and private placement activity was up 15% quarter over quarter. Transaction activity in the Alabama market is diverse with Healthcare and Industrials representing the top two sectors by volume. Most of the transactions completed in the second quarter of 2018 were sub $30 million in enterprise value, however there were several larger transactions, most notably the acquisition of Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) by Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) for approximately $9.2 billion.
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