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Lending Markets Push Up Financial Services Deal Prices

Strategics acquirers and private equity firms are flush with cash and lenders are aggressively lending, increasing overall deal prices today, says Thomas Costello, a principal with of Baird Capital, in this video with Mergers & Acquisitions contributing editor Danielle Fugazy. For more, see the roundtable discussion co-sponsored by Madison Capital Funding and KattenMuchinRosenman LLP, " “Financial Services Companies Heat Up M&A Market.”
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    Speakers from Flexpoint Ford, Genstar Capital, Baird Capital, Madison Capital Funding and Katten Muchin Rosenman discuss the various factors playing a role in M&A activity within the financial services space

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