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News & Views : Stuart Rose

May 2024 Middle Market Monitor

Economic indicators were mixed in April, with the unemployment rate holding steady and the Consumer Confidence Index declining. The Consumer Price Index rose by 0.3% on a month-over-month basis. The public markets decreased in April with a 4.2% loss in the S&P 500, as well as losses...

eCommerce Report: Q1 2024

An in-depth look at the Q1 2024 eCommerce quarterly report, where Mirus' partners apply their expertise and experience to take a closer look at news, transactions, and state of the industry.

April 2024 Middle Market Monitor

The U.S. economy showed signs of stability in March. The unemployment rate remained steady and job growth was strong, particularly in healthcare, government, and construction. While consumer confidence about the future dipped slightly, inflation remained under control and public markets continued their upward trend. The global M&A...

March 2024 Middle Market Monitor

The U.S. economy delivered mixed signals in February, with some indicators down and others showing signs of improvement. The Consumer Price Index increased and the Consumer Confidence Index declined, while the unemployment rate rose slightly over the month. The public markets saw a gain with the S&P...

February 2024 Middle Market Monitor

Persistent inflation and interest rate and economic uncertainty combined with ongoing geopolitical tensions to have a chilling effect on M&A deal volume last year. But that negative market outlook is quickly being replaced by multiple predictions of slow, but improving, growth in 2024, including a possible M&A...

Food & Beverage Report: Q4 2023

An in-depth look at the Food & Beverage sector for Q4, 2023. Mirus' partners apply their expertise and experience to take a closer look at industry news, transactions, and state of the industry in our quarterly industry report.

January 2024 Middle Market Monitor

With U.S. GDP increasing at an annual rate of 3.3%, and market uncertainty being replaced by predictions of slow, but improving, growth, signs point to a possible M&A resurgence in 2024. Mirus is pleased to share our thoughts on recent market activity in the January 2024 Middle...

December 2023 Middle Market Monitor

Mirus is pleased to share our thoughts on recent market activity. After three consecutive months of decline, the S&P 500 rose 8.9% in November, marking one of its best monthly performances in history amidst signs that inflation is cooling. The Consumer Price Index was essentially flat, the...

eCommerce Report: Q3 2023

An in-depth look at the eCommerce sector for Q3, 2023. Mirus' partners use their expertise and experience to take a closer look at industry news, transactions, and state of the industry in our quarterly industry report.

November 2023 Middle Market Monitor

Mirus is pleased to share our thoughts on recent market activity. Economic indicators were mixed in October as the U.S. economy continued to deal with inflation, recession fears, high interest rates, and geopolitical tensions. The Consumer Price Index remained flat showing that the Federal Reserve’s actions are...

October 2023 Middle Market Monitor

Employment remained strong in September with 336,000 jobs added, leading to speculation about future rate increases from the Federal Reserve. The Consumer Price Index stayed persistently high at 3.7% while core CPI inflation moderated 0.2 percentage points to 4.1% - its slowest pace since September 2021. The...

July 2023 Middle Market Monitor

The recurring topic regarding the economic health of the U.S. revolves around the decision of the Fed with regards to interest rates. After raising the federal funds rate to 5-5.25% from near zero levels during the pandemic, the Fed has been trying to combat decades-high inflation in...

June 2023 Middle Market Monitor

Economic indicators showed resilience in May, despite a rise in the unemployment rate, and the Consumer Confidence Index declining slightly. Over the course of the month, the Consumer Price Index rose by 0.1% on a seasonally adjusted basis. The public markets came back strong at the end...

Key Attributes of E-commerce Buyers

There are many reasons to sell an e-commerce or multi-channel company. Retirement, boredom, diversifying one’s assets, declining results or lack of a viable prospect pool to keep the business going. But when it comes to selecting a particular buyer for the business, there are only three attributes...

April 2023 Middle Market Monitor

Economic indicators showed promise in March, as the unemployment rate remained low, and the Consumer Confidence Index rose slightly. Over the course of the month, the Consumer Price Index rose by 0.1% on a seasonally adjusted basis. The public markets saw a gain with the S&P 500...

March 2023 Middle Market Monitor

Economic indicators were down in February as the U.S. economy continues to deal with high inflation, recession fears, rising interest rates, and geopolitical tensions. The Consumer Price Index increased, and the Consumer Confidence Index declined, while the unemployment rate rose over the month. The public markets saw...