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Press in Columbus CEO – Central Ohio’s Red Hot M&A Market
Press in Columbus CEO – Central Ohio’s Red Hot M&A Market

“A red-hot M&A market offers opportunities—and pitfalls—for central Ohio businesses.” Footprint Capital was featured in the August 2018 issue of ColumbusCEO Magazine. The story, Corporate Finance: Closing Time, examines the surge of M&A deal flow in central Ohio. “Businesses are combining at a record pace across a number of industries, as buyers are spurred by a robust economy and streams of cash from private equity, family funds or their own coffers. Sellers, many looking to retire, find themselves commanding higher valuations from eager buyers.” Our managing director, Josh Curtis, provides insights for business owners in Columbus, Ohio and surrounding regions to consider their next strategic move, whether it’s to grow by acquisition or to lay the groundwork for a future sale. “Generally speaking, sellers just wait too long to decide they want to exit,” Curtis says. “It limits the pool of buyers.”