Engineering Growth

Second quarter 2009 global Engineering & Construction industry M&A analysis

China: Balancing the risks and opportunities

This quarter, the Engineering growth report takes a deeper look at China specifically, including the country’s rise as a major player in the global economy and manufacturing industry, as well as the challenges and opportunities that exist for companies looking to do business with China.

The second quarter 2009 mergers and acquisitions analysis reports that while deal activity has remained weak on a year-over-year basis, there was an uptick in both deal value and volume when viewed on a quarterly basis. In the second quarter of 2009, 27 deals were announced, nearly double the 15 deals announced in the prior quarter. And, total deal value jumped to $9 million in the first quarter, compared to the $3 million announced in the first quarter of 2009.