Q1 2018 Industrials M&A Update

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

Key findings include the following:

  • Industrials M&A recovered from the recent lows in Q4 with increases in volume and value of 14% and 21%, respectively. Public equity market fluctuation in Q1 did not appear to have much of an impact on  Industrial M&A activity as the Q1 2018 results were stronger than each of the last three quarters of 2017.
  • Corporate buyers completed majority of Q1 deal flow as they looked to acquisitions to help drive growth. At the same time, divestitures represented 25% of activity as corporations look to refine their own portfolios by shedding those divisions or assets that are non-core or contrary to their long-term strategic plans.

Click here for the full report.

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