2019 Called `Year of the Deal’ for Collections Industry


ACA International member Corporate Advisory Solutions reports acquisitions reached “historic” highs last year.

2/6/2020 8:30

There were 37 deals in the accounts receivable management sector totaling close to $1.7 billion in deal value last year, as reported in ACA International member company Corporate Advisory Solutions’ (CAS) 2019 Year In Review.

2019 was highly active primarily because acquisition multiples reached historic highs for attractive companies with strong management, earnings performance and growth potential. Plus, there were numerous financial and strategic buyers willing to compete for these opportunities. The market report forecasts an aggressive appetite for companies with similar characteristics of what made 2019 a strong year. However, the report advises caution regarding how long this robust mergers and acquisitions environment will last.

Michael Lamm, managing partner of CAS, hosts the ACA Cast podcast series Leadership Fuel With Michael Lamm. He is also a frequent contributor to ACA International's award-winning Collector magazine.

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