The Financial Markets are Heating Up….What has Your Business Been Doing?
Over the past year, the business climate has continued to trend positive….the recovery has continued to show signs of improvement – could it be time to franchise your brand and business model in order to capture some of this growth?
Initial Public Offerings: 72 companies went public in the U.S. in the 1st quarter – the largest number of new issuers since 2000 -raising a total of 11.1 billion. And, as of Monday 54 of the 72 of them were trading above their IPO price.
Mergers & Acquisitions: Global mergers & acquisition activity totaled $710 billion (Thomson Reuters), up 54% from last year.
Private Equity. Private equity firms did 850 deals, representing investments of greater than $152 billion (Pitchbook), up 11%.
Venture Capital. 1,348 companies raised more than $15 billion from venture capitalists, up 36%. They also raised $10.3 billion for 578 funds in the 1st Quarter, up 51% from last year.
Franchise Brands have seen an equally increased share of big dollar moves in IPO’s and Venture Capital plays.
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