Den White was quoted on July 22 by the Business Wire regarding the dissatisfaction of middle market merger professionals with the present M&A market which was concluded by the recent bi-annual survey conducted by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and Thomson Reuters. In the private equity space, respondents see the best investment opportunities in the United States, China, Latin America, India and Eastern Europe. "To an ever-increasing degree buyers and sellers are looking beyond the water's edge for opportunities," said Mr. White. "The U.S. downturn and depressed dollar make everything from New York condos to U.S. companies seem like bargains to foreign buyers. Conversely, U.S. buyers are drawn to the attractive upside opportunities and less competitive investment environment that prevails in many markets overseas. As a result, "cross-border" has become a permanent part of everyone's deal vocabulary."