DEAL OR NO DEAL?
SN Year in Review 2007: Credit Woes Slow Dealmaking Pace
DEAL OR NO DEAL? That was the question the industry was asking itself after what had been shaping up to be a frothy year for consolidation fizzled by midsummer. While some strategic partners found one another, and Tops Markets and U.S. Foodservice went in private equity-backed deals, the buyouts that didn't happen said much about the year as well. Like the housing market in places like Florida and