Assembling value is a quarterly analysis of global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the industrial manufacturing industry. Each edition includes a review of overall deal activity for the quarter and year-to-date and a summary of large deals. Also included is a spotlight on a PwC service and a case study.
Global industrial manufacturing M&A analysis: Q4 2010
2010 concluded on a strong note, with striking increases in volume and value for both the fourth quarter and 2010 as a whole compared with the prior periods. Fourth-quarter activity comprised more than 40% of the year’s volume and almost 45% of the year’s value. Year-over-year improvement was impressive, as deal volume exceeded 2009 by 37% and deal value grew 125%. It is worth noting that the fourth quarter’s deal volume and value tallied the highest quarterly totals of the past three years.
In addition to a detailed summary of deal activity in the quarter, we supplemented this issue of Assembling value with a special report on the potential growth opportunities of expanding into the VISTA countries (Vietnam, Indonesia, South Africa, Turkey, and Argentina) as well as the related tax implications and risks.