By: Wesley Legg
According to Capital IQ and Founders proprietary sources, there were an estimated 39 transactions involving Alabama companies completed in the fourth quarter of 2019, which is less than the number of transactions in the same quarter of the previous year. M&A and private placement activity was down 28% 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 fourth quarter of 2019 were sub $40 million in enterprise value, however there were several larger transactions, most notably the acquisition of Dynetics, Inc. by Leidos, Inc. for approximately $1.7 billion.
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