A combination of factors, including:
  • low interest rates,
  • potential tax law changes,
  • moves toward deregulation of business in a new administration,
  • and economic strength within the family business market,

all predict a banner year for acquisitions in the middle market family business space, according to Christian Schiller, managing director of Cascadia Capital, a Seattle-based middle market investment banking firm.  His article in the recent issue of Family Business Magazine is an excellent analysis of short- and long-term economic factors favoring consideration of a 2017 transaction.

We think it makes a good read, whether or not you are thinking of selling your business.  See the article here.  

Keith Baldwin is a business transactions and securities lawyer with a forty year history of serving clients’ legal needs. Keith focuses his practice on business relationships, including mergers and acquisitions, agreements among owner-entrepreneurs, and best practices for corporate governance. Keith can be reached via email at keithbaldwin@dwt.com or directly at 425.646.6133.