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.
The sector saw a decline in deal volume but a rebound in deal value in the second quarter of 2016 when compared to the first quarter of 2016.
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 value for the first nine months of 2016 decreased 10% compared to the first nine months of 2015. This was driven by a 22% decrease in volume period over period.
Global chemicals M&A deal volume experienced a 47% pullback this quarter, driven by sustained uncertainty in political, regulatory, and economic environments.
Global engineering and construction (E&C) M&A deal values continue to reflect softness in 2016 versus prior years, but masking healthy deal volume.
While global M&A activity in the Metals industry continues to fall, the average deal size appears to be increasing. Although the industry has not seen any major transformations this year, an increase in average deal size indicates a trend away from the mainstream and into more diversified metal manufacturing.
Global transportation and logistics M&A activity remained stable in 2016 with 50+ deals in each quarter, though Q3 2016 was slightly less active. With 50 deals, the quarter saw a decline of 11% in deal volume compared to both Q2 2016 and Q3 2015.
Global aerospace and defense deal activity recovered slightly from the second quarter of 2016, with deal volumes ticking up and aggregate deal value holding steady.
Volumes dip in Q3 2016 in all segments except Advertising & Marketing.
Deals continue to remain strong in 2016, with Q3 reflecting the highest quarterly deal value in recent years.
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.