I wrote a guest blog post on the Seattle tech blog Geekwire about how the potential increase in taxes in driving more start-up M&A. After the re-election of President Obama, there has been a rush of company and stock sales since taxes on capital gains are likely to go up in 2013. The long-term capital gains rate is likely to go up 5% and wealthy individuals will be paying an additional 3.8% as part of the affordable care act. If an entrepreneur has created value or has a significant long-term capital gain, many are looking to cash out in 2012, rather than wait until 2013.
Check it out: Why the fiscal cliff is driving start-up M&A?