Strategic buyers heat up M&As with smaller deals

Strategic buyers heat up M&As with smaller deals

Even as deep-pocketed private-equity players continue to grab headlines with billion-dollar restaurant acquisitions, operators and blank-check companies are increasing their purchasing activity in smaller deals, resulting in a more vibrant merger-and-acquisition market.

With increased access to capital because of favorable debt financing and the recent stabilization of sky-high purchase prices, operators are finding diverse ways to participate in the M&A space, investment bankers say.

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