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Deal Activity Generates Merger & Acquisition Activity

Deal Activity Generates Merger & Acquisition Activity

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the North American power and utilities industry increased in the fourth quarter of 2013 on both a year-over-year and sequential quarter basis as companies continued reshuffling portfolios with a focus on their core businesses and strategic opportunities. PwC's US quarterly deals snapshot of North American Power & Utilities Deals: Q4 2013 shows an increase in deal activity driving overall deal volume and value in the fourth quarter and full year 2013. "Closing out the year with such a high level of activity is a positive sign for 2014 deal activity. Investors continue to be attracted to assets that generate strong yields, and combined with cash on the sidelines, sellers are seeing this as a good time to bring assets to market," said Jeremy Fago, PwC's U.S. Power & Utilities deals leader. Added Rob McCeney, PwC US energy & infrastructure deals partner, "Private equity players have been focusing on regions with tightening supply, specifically Texas, for opportunities in the generation side of the business and to expand their power and utilities portfolio.”

Edition XIV Vol. I

  • The Oil & Gas Industry +

    The US Is The Oil & Gas Industry's Largest Source Of Growth

    The US Is The Oil & Gas Industry's Largest Source Of Growth

    The continuing surge in US oil and natural gas production, primarily from unconventional

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  • Employees +

    Study Identifies Signs An Employee Is About To Leave

    Study Identifies Signs An Employee Is About To Leave

    Those who are thinking about leaving their job may be giving off cues that others can

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  • Merger & Acquisition +

    Deal Activity Generates Merger & Acquisition Activity

    Deal Activity Generates Merger & Acquisition Activity

    Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the North American power and utilities industry increased in the fourth quarter

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  • Management Styles +

    What You Are Best At, Could Be Your Biggest Problem

    What You Are Best At, Could Be Your Biggest Problem

    In the book “Fear Your Strengths”, authors Robert Kaplan and Robert Kaiser say that many

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  • Senior Management Issues +

    Senior Management Is Increasing Efforts To Combat Money Laundering

    Senior Management Is Increasing Efforts To Combat Money Laundering

    Attention being paid by senior management to money laundering challenges is at an all-time high according

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  • Technology Issues +

    The OTP World Has Changed

    The OTP World Has Changed

    The strong authentication and one-time password (OTP) market is seeing steady growth due to several factors: the movement to cloud-based

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  • Private Sector Issues +

    Private Company CEOs More Optimistic

    Private Company CEOs More Optimistic

    According to PwC US's latest “Private Company Trendsetter Barometer”, 43 percent of private companies have signaled confidence in the world

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