Episode 263: Top Mergers and Acquisitions Trends In 2021, With Roland Frasier

Mergers and Acquisitions Trends in 2021? In this episode, Roland takes a Birds Eye look at the trends he sees in M&A strategies right now. The market has indeed been changing, so listen in as Roland gives you a lay of the land.

“For sellers now, there are more options in the bigger markets, and these things kind of trickle down to smaller markets over time.” Roland Frasier

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Who is Roland Frasier? 

He’s referred to as ‘the smartest guy in the room’ with much respect and affection from fellow entrepreneurs. We want to share his insight and expertise with you on your own entrepreneurial journey. As the Co-founder or principal of 5 different Inc, Magazine’s fastest-growing companies (e-commerce, e-learning, SaaS + real estate), Roland is a serial entrepreneur who has built or sold over 30 businesses with adjusted sales ranging from $3 million to just under $4 billion. He’s a mentor and investor and an excellent podcaster too! Read more about Roland here.

Mergers and Acquisitions Trends 

• Special Purpose Acquisition Companies.

“The SPEC is kind of a comeback of the ‘blank check company’. I think there were 180 of them that raised $65 billion in 2020, which is kind of crazy; given that before that, I think it was maybe it was 12 billion in 2019. So these are really, really on-trend, and they’re getting much play from investment bankers, banks, pension funds, and companies looking to invest in them.” Roland Frasier

• Joint Ventures and Alliances as a Precursor to M&A deals.

“I think it’s always good to really think about how you can partner with other people that might be potential Acquirers,” Roland Frasier

• More Virtual Deals.

“There’s nothing like an in-person meeting, but when you’re buying something that’s not nearby, and you don’t want to travel or in, particularly in the early phases of the deal, virtual deals are definitely working.” Roland Frasier 

• Cross Border deals are on the rise.

“If you’re looking for deals to do, don’t be afraid to look out of the country…those deals are coming back, and there’s a lot more interest in them right now”. Roland Frasier

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