M&A Tip: And the economist says…”Sell!”

Economist Steven Chiavarone presented at CIA partner’s annual State of M&A conference in February. As he pointed out, there have been 11 rate hike cycles since 1970 of three hikes or more. Of those, nine were followed by a recession. (The other two were followed by a stock market crash and the Mexican peso crisis.)

He had about 50 minutes more of economic analysis for us, but his takeaway advice was this: “If you are a seller, sell.”


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