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This supplement to the April edition of the Leader’s Edge magazine was written by MarshBerry and provides a comprehensive look at perpetuation strategies, Merger & Acquisition (M&A) activity, and an outlook for the future.

READ THE 2019 EXECUTIVE REPORT ON BROKER M&A

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Do You Have a Lazy Balance Sheet?

For the fourth year in a row, private equity (PE) outperformed other private market asset classes, based on global funds raised in 2000-2017. Some executives may see higher levels of debt on the balance sheet as risky or a potential negative. However, a firm could benefit from more leverage, as debt can multiply returns on investment and offer tax advantages.