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August 2017

Q2 2017 Industrials M&A Update

Greenwich Capital Group LLC’s Q2 2017 Industrials M&A Update offers insight into recent trends in the Industrials industry and the state of the overall middle-market M&A environment. The report provides a data-driven analysis on transaction volumes and values, valuation multiples and private equity deal flow.

Key findings include the following:

Middle-Market M&A

  • Middle-market M&A activity continued its downward trend and hit a low of 6,302 reported transactions in Q2 2017. Aggregate deal value, conversely, remained in line with historical levels, totaling $47.4 billion.
  • Disclosed deal values for the first six months of 2017 averaged $74.8 million, representing the highest average deal size over a six-month span during any period since 2010.

Industrials M&A

  • Industrials M&A activity experienced an 11% decrease in volume and 1% increase in value. It is anticipated that meaningful tailwinds remain in place for the remainder of 2017 as we continue to see strategic agendas defined by geographic and market expansion, technology advancement themes and consolidation.
  • Foreign acquirers showed continued interest in the U.S. Industrials sector, accounting for 19% of M&A activity for the first half of 2017, compared to 15% in 2016 and a three-year average of 12% from 2012-2015.

View the complete Q2 2017 Industrials M&A Update for a more in-depth analysis of key market trends and observations.