Acquisition finance — trends in 2013 and a look at the year ahead

By Rebecca Mauleverer and Anna Voss

The last few years in the mid-market acquisition finance market have been tough for all parties. Opportunities have been fewer and the market has been more cautious and therefore slower to move when they do arise.

While the market is unlikely to (and arguably should avoid) returning to the pre-‘credit crunch’ activity and risk appetite levels, as we head towards 2014 the finance market is becoming more optimistic and competitive.

We are seeing the following key trends…

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