LOS ANGELES -- Merger and acquisition activity in the U.S. in 2002 was down considerably from the preceding year, according to data released by Mergerstat here. ny pointed out that the emergence of private-equity buyers in the second half of 2002 could indicate increased activity among those types of firms in 2003. Such companies, which include Bain Capital, KKR, Hicks Muse and others, accounted for 11% of the mergers-and-acquisitions market in 2002, the largest share of any group.
REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account
Registering for content on Supermarket News will give youINSTANTaccess to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’sFREE, easy and quick. What are you waiting for!In addition you will also receive complimentary access to the SN salary survey data tables.
Attention Paid Print Subscribers: While you have already been grantedfreeaccess to SNwe ask that youregister now.We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.