September 2019 Middle Market Update

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GCG’s September 2019 Middle Market Update provides an overview of the latest trends in the market, including recent performance of select sectors and the state of the middle-market M&A environment.

Key findings include the following:

    • Middle market public company stock performance in select industries representing GCG’s proprietary sectors has shown overall negative performance since September 2018.
    • While every middle market sector declined over the past 12 months, the Food & Beverage sector achieved the best performance, dropping 3.6%. Aerospace & Defense, Automotive and the Industrial & Manufacturing sectors exhibited the largest decline over the past 12 months. The uncertainty around trade is likely one of the most significant factors driving this decline.
    • Middle market public and private company transaction deal volume for September 2019 exhibited its worst performance of the 12-month period. Data highlighted in the report shows a continuation of the decline from the past month.
    • The trailing three-month deal activity ending September 2019 show the middle market Industrials sector accounting for 23% of all middle market deals during the last three months. M&A activity in the Healthcare, Financials, Consumer Staples and Communication Services sectors saw significant increases in deal activity as a percentage of the overall market. Noteworthy drops in deal activity occurred during the same period in the Materials, Consumer Discretionary and Energy sectors.

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