Our M&A reports in a wide range of industries are essential reading for any senior executive planning to undertake a transaction. They provide detailed analysis of the key global and regional deals in each sector, including the total number and value of those deals, their rationale and the most important changes that have taken place year-on-year. They also assess the impact of current economic conditions and sector-specific trends on the M&A market, together with the immediate outlook for deal-making within each sector.
PwC is pleased to share with you our quarterly analysis of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the global forest, paper and packaging (“FPP”) industry.
"You will see an uptick in M&A, but it will be smarter, more conservative deals and you will start to see greater use of joint ventures and strategic alliances. You aren't going to see the big dollars in riskier jurisdictions." --Brett Mattison, SVP Corporate Development Strategy and Planning, Gold Fields
After an imposing first half of 2014 (H1 2014), PwC continues to maintain a positive outlook for Automotive M&A going forward. Global cross-sector M&A volume increased 6% in the first half of 2014 compared to 2013.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the US oil and gas industry reached the lowest levels of fourth quarter deal activity in five-years. This release provides an overview of the current outlook for M&A in the oil and gas industry.
PwC’s perspective on deal activity in the health services industry, including highlights of the latest quarterly deals activity and industry trends.
We bring you PwC’s perspective on deal activity in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry. Check back each quarter to read the latest from PwC's Deals leaders.
Faced with new and challenging market forces, food companies are changing their strategic approach by focusing on capabilities to drive how they organize and operate their businesses. For winning companies, this focus on capabilities is informing their growth path, including their approach mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.
After three consecutive quarters of growth, M&A activity in the sector took a step back in Q1 17. Deal value dropped by 13% compared to Q4 16; however, this was significantly lower than the 35% decline in value seen on a global cross-sector basis over the same period.
M&A activity in the global chemicals industry appears to taper off its 2016 highs with total deal value of $19.8 billion, coming in 57% lower than last quarter and 67% lower than the first quarter of 2016.
Global engineering and construction M&A activity slowed in Q1 17 towards more seasonal norms, but well off the pace of Q1 16.
The global metals industry returned to a lower pace of M&A activity in the first quarter of 2017. This quarter brought in 20 deals for a total value of $7 billion, on par with the suppressed volumes and values seen throughout the past three years.
Deal activity in the global transportation and logistics sector remained stable in the first quarter of 2017. While total deal value grew by 2%, deal volume declined by 9%.
The aerospace and defense industry began 2017 with increased investment interest leading to a 41% deal value increase in comparison to a year ago. We expect M&A volumes to grow as 2017 progresses.
Record-setting first quarter of 2017, with deal volumes at their highest quarterly level for the last two years.
In the first quarter of 2017, we saw continued focus on infrastructure as an investment thesis – including the largest deal of the quarter – as well as continued interest from Canadian investors in US-based targets.
The recent explosion in M&A activity in the semiconductor industry follows a larger trend of increased deals in the overall Technology sector. Many of the factors affecting the overall Technology Sector such as maturing markets and associated revenue-ASP stresses have also come into play in the semiconductor sector. But a closer look shows that the specific M&A route chosen by the semiconductor companies involved in transactions varies based on three key factors: market segment focus, the growth rate of the market segment and the size of the company.