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.
Global Industrial Manufacturing M&A deal activity finished 2016 strong, but deal value ended down 3% and volume ended down 18% compared to 2015. This was principally driven by the softness in the deal market in the first half of the year.
Global Chemicals M&A closed 2016 on an upward swing. Total deal value was 128% higher than the last quarter. Deal volume was also stronger with a 52% increase from the last quarter.
Global Engineering and Construction M&A activity closed the year 4% lower in total deal value but experienced a 23% increase in total deal volume compared to 2015.
The Global Metals industry closed 2016 with an upward trend in M&A activity. As global economies show signs of stabilization and metal prices begin to recover, we expect a continued positive trend in Metals M&A activity.
The global transportation and logistics sector closed 2016 at a relatively stable level of M&A activity. While H2 2016 recorded an increase of 6% in deal volume, deal value in the T&L sector fell by 22% compared to H1 2016.
While both deal volume and value declined compared to last year, there was a 73% increase in deal activity in Q4 2016. This upswing can be an indication of positive momentum after significant political and economic changes at the end of 2016.
Record-setting last quarter of 2016 generating the highest deal volume for the entire year.
While the fourth quarter saw a decrease in deal activity, see how 2016 proved to be a robust year for power and utility merger and acquisition activity.
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.