Chris Kampe, Managing Director Tully & Holland Discusses Strong M&A Conditions in SGB Weekly, The Weekly Digital Magazine for the Sporting Goods Industry

August 8, 2011 - SGB Weekly  "The Weekly Digital Magazine For The Sporting Goods Industry" quoted Chris Kampe in an article titled "The Return of the Blockbuster Deal".

The article highlighted the recent uptick in M&A transactions and rising valuations in the sporting goods sector.   "The M&A market today is very healthy, particularly compared to last year and during the downturn" said Christopher Kampe, Managing Director at Tully & Holland, an investment banking firm specializing in the consumer sector.  "There are now more buyers than there are sellers and competition among buyers is fierce for quality assets, and that is driving robust valuations", He added "All of the factors for a big M&A trend are present, lots of cheap capital available, a multitude of private equity buyers, [and] changing attitudes toward M&A from strategics".