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.
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