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December 12, 2013

Exceptional job growth, population gains and improved retail fundamentals have significantly elevated the sales prices for shopping centers in Texas over the last year, according to Deal Sikes & Associates, a Houston-based real estate valuation and counseling firm.

Houston — Exceptional job growth, population gains and improved retail fundamentals have significantly elevated the sales prices for shopping centers in Texas over the last year, according to Deal Sikes & Associates, a Houston-based real estate valuation and counseling firm.

Some retail properties have increased in value more than 20 percent in 2013, compared to last year, added Matthew Deal, principal at Deal Sikes & Associates.

March 15, 2013

Mergers and acquisitions transaction activity in the U.S. retail sector jumped 39% in 2012 for deals greater than $50 million, while total deal value more than doubled. These gains point to an industry undergoing major changes, one that is attracting considerable interest from a wide range of players.

March 28, 2011

By Kenneth H. Marks, founder and managing partner, High Rock Partners

By Kenneth H. Marks, khmarks@HighRockPartners.com

Great news! After a long drought of M & A activity, the market for private companies is showing signs of life and recovery. If you own, operate or advise a middle market company, $5 million to $500 million in revenue, what does this mean for you and your clients when thinking about shareholder liquidity or selling the business? And how can you improve the odds of getting a deal done?

February 10, 2011

The increased pace of merger and acquisition activity late in 2010, including some huge deals, suggests that 2011 will be an active year. Low interest rates, significant cash on many firms’ balance sheets, and stock prices that are low enough to attract buyers but high enough to move sellers off the sidelines all reinforce that possibility.


January 18, 2011

The increased pace of merger and acquisition activity late in 2010, including some huge deals, suggests that 2011 will be an active year.

By George F. Brown, Jr., gfb@bluecanyonpartners.com

The increased pace of merger and acquisition activity late in 2010, including some huge deals, suggests that 2011 will be an active year. Low interest rates, significant cash on many firms’ balance sheets, and stock prices that are low enough to attract buyers but high enough to move sellers off the sidelines all reinforce that possibility.

January 4, 2011

A report released Tuesday by NAI Global said that real estate conditions worldwide had stabilized and were beginning to improve.

Princeton, N.J. -- A report released Tuesday by NAI Global said that real estate conditions worldwide had stabilized and were beginning to improve.

According to NAI Global’s 25th annual Global Market Report, after a prolonged, challenging period marked by frozen credit, sidelined investors, stalled development, rising vacancy rates and declining rental rates and property values, modest improvement is expected in just about every market sector and geography in 2011.

October 4, 2010

Gordon Brothers Group, a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm specializing in the retail, consumer...

August 15, 2010

BDO Consulting said Monday it has named Richard S. Hauer as managing director in the...

July 19, 2010

Merger and acquisition (M) transactions can be a viable alternative for accomplishing a number of...

By Kenneth H. Marks, khmarks@HighRockPartners.com

Merger and acquisition (M) transactions can be a viable alternative for accomplishing a number of strategic objectives in the context of building and realizing value for emerging growth and middle-market companies (those from startup to several hundred million dollars in revenue).

Let’s take a high-level view of the buy-side and sell-side processes, and a framework for thinking about and planning each.