On the heels of Merrill's successful Executing Effective M&A: Opportunities in Technology webinar, CEO Rusty Wiley was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal to discuss results of Merrill's survey of more than 650 deal makers and their outlook on activity in the Technology sector.
The article, "Cautious Optimism for Technology Take-Private Deals", appeared October 13 in WSJ Pro, the premium edition of The Wall Street Journal targeted at private equity. The text of the article appears below.
Despite a limited number of public-sector targets and slackening deal activity this year, private-equity firms are expected to remain bullish on technology take-private deals in 2018.
Merrill Corp., a provider of virtual data rooms and services for mergers and acquisitions, said in a new report that 37% of respondents to a survey conducted by the company expect the number of take-privates in the technology space to increase slightly in 2018, and 32% believe the number will be on par with 2017 levels.
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