7th
Nov
2014

Why 2014 Mergers and Acquisitions Deals Have Topped the Charts

Posted by Admin | November 7th, 2014

As of the end of September 2014, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals across the globe have outnumbered the levels of deals we have seen made over the past five years, fueling hopes that ceo confidence can be sustained throughout the remainder of the year and well into 2015.

What Are M&A Deals,  Anyway?

Mergers and acquisitions are a form of corporate financing and strategic management that includes selling, buying, combining and dividing similar entities or companies to help businesses expand. It is a type of business restructuring that aims to promote positive value and growth. Cary Kochman, as the head of North American Mergers and Acquisitions at Citigroup, has completed M&As valued in excess of $300 billion.

The 2014 economy has seen M&A activity in nearly every sector, which is the opposite of what we have been observing over the previous few years. The 2014 M&A boom could suggest a strengthening economy across the board when all is considered.

 So What’s Causing the Uptick in Deals?

This industry-wide M&A activity boom, according to advisers, is a logical outcome of company strategies implemented since the recession. Costs have been cut and consolidation has become a natural means of continuing growth for countless companies.  Goldman Sachs leads in the worldwide M&A ranking this year, followed by Morgan Stanley at number two and Citigroup at number three.

Consolidation begets consolidation by making scale ever large.  So, once that first transaction starts moving along, other transactions follow because there is pressure to step in and take action in the world of M&A. This gets the ball rolling and, so far, its momentum has yet to slow down.

 A Win for Power and Energy

So what types of companies have been involved in this year’s M&A deals? Power and energy companies have had the most value, seeing a 56-percent increase since last year to total $376.2 billion of deals within the past nine months. Another industry seeing record value is healthcare, which has enjoyed its strongest value in M&A transactions since the 1980s.

As of the end of September, M&A activity in 2014 has totaled $1.3 trillion and includes 7,823 proposed deals. That is compared to just $864 billion in all of 2013 and $616 billion in 2012. If this record M&A trend continues, the remainder of this year and next looks strong for future M&A activity.

5th
Feb
2013

Cary Kochman, the situation called for greater due diligence and deliberation

Posted by Admin | February 5th, 2013

When Cary Kochman joined Citigroup in 2011, the equity markets were in a volatile stage. For seasoned M&A experts like Cary Kochman, the situation called for greater due diligence and deliberation.

31st
Jan
2013

Cary Kochman has experience leading teams of bankers in M&A transactions

Posted by Admin | January 31st, 2013

Technology, energy, manufacturing, healthcare and consumer are among the varied industries Cary Kochman has experience leading teams of bankers in M&A transactions.

26th
Jan
2013

Cary Kochman is involved in a number of M&A transactions

Posted by Admin | January 26th, 2013

Working at Citigroup, Cary Kochman is involved in a number of M&A transactions which make good use of his forte leading investors to growth opportunities.

21st
Jan
2013

Cary Kochman’s early M&A experience began under the leadership of Steven Koch at Credit Suisse

Posted by Admin | January 21st, 2013

Cary Kochman’s early M&A experience began under the leadership of Steven Koch at Credit Suisse. Mr. Kochman then transitioned to the UBS Investment Bank, where he worked closely with Ken Moelis.

16th
Jan
2013

Mr. Kochman finalized multiple global transactions

Posted by Admin | January 16th, 2013

Cary Kochman joined Citigroup in 2011 as Head of the North American Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Group. Within a year of joining, Mr. Kochman finalized multiple global transactions.

11th
Jan
2013

Three M&A Transactions by Cary Kochman of Citigroup

Posted by Admin | January 11th, 2013

Cary Kochman joined Citigroup from UBS in 2011 and was chosen to lead the company’s North American Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Group. During his time at UBS, Mr. Kochman worked with Ken Moelis, formerly of Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette and now principal at boutique investment firm Moelis and Company. Prior to UBS, Mr. Kochman began his career at Credit Suisse First Boston, working with the current Deputy Mayor of Chicago Steven Koch.

Since arriving at Citigroup, Mr. Kochman has been involved in a number of M&A transactions across multiple industries:

Technology Sector

According to Deal Reporter, Cary Kochman recently advised Verint Systems, Inc. in the pending acquisition of Comverse Technology Inc.

Energy-Industrial Sector

According to Deal Reporter, Cary Kochman led the Citigroup team that advised Robbins & Myers in its pending sale to National Oilwell Varco Inc.

Manufacturing Sector

The M&A expertise of Cary Kochman assisted the industrial giant Eaton Corp. as it agreed to acquire electrical equipment manufacturer Cooper Industries Plc for approximately $12 billion, one of the largest M&A deals of the year and one of the most substantial M&A deals in the industrial sector over the past decade.

Additional Resources:

Cary Kochman :: Listed on Firstwebhub.com

Cary Kochman :: Article on Newdataagency.com

Cary Kochman :: Information on Datanetgroup.com

Cary Kochman :: Article on Hightechlistings.com

Cary Kochman :: Listed on Nationalprofilebase.com

Cary Kochman :: Information on Onlinereviewinc.com