The economy has quickly become more global in nature and, accordingly so has M&A activity. According to Thomson Reuters, cross-border M&A activity totaled $944.1 billion during full year 2012, accounting for 36% of overall M&A volume and up 6% compared to full year 2011.
There are a variety of aspects that can impact cross-border transactions, such as exchange rates, regulatory requirements, initial and ongoing tax treatments, cultural dynamics, language barriers, and more. Having an investment bank in your corner that has a first-hand experience with these complex considerations will help you capitalize on this cross-border buyer trend. Our team has first-hand experience working on transactions in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia, India, South America, Mexico, and Canada and we purposely recruit senior deal professionals who have this international M&A experience in order to best serve our clients.
In order to best leverage this cross-border M&A expertise, The Capital Corporation is one of only six investment banks in the United States that is a member of IMAP (www.imap.com). IMAP is an exclusive global organization of leading merger and acquisition advisory firms. Formed in 1973, IMAP is composed of 45 offices in 30 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In 2009, IMAP advisers completed 179 transactions, with an aggregate transaction value of more than $6 billion. IMAP advisers provide strategic merger, acquisition, divestiture and related corporate finance services. Sellers of mid-size companies and corporate acquirers alike rely upon IMAP for essential local market knowledge and industry expertise delivered with unparalleled global reach. Every business day, somewhere in the world, an IMAP adviser is completing an M&A transaction. In 2012, IMAP ranked #3 in the world in lower middle market M&A transactions. More information is available via the Internet at www.imap.com.
The Capital Corporationís clients benefit from having an investment banking team with (i) deep international M&A expertise and (ii) a global network of buyers across 30+ different countries. There are very few investment banks in the US that can offer this combination of cross-border know-how and reach.