Assembling value: Second-quarter 2014 industrial manufacturing industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

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08/20/2014 by Industrial products
Assembling value: Second-quarter 2014 industrial manufacturing industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

At a glance

Industrial manufacturing mergers and acquisitions activity surged in the second quarter, driven by large deals. Dealmakers seeking strategic assets represented the overwhelming majority of all transactions.

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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.

Here’s a snapshot of the perspectives you’ll find in this quarter’s report:

  • Industrial manufacturing M&A value and volume surge to record highs amid a flurry of deal activity in the second quarter.
  • Mega deal activity drives transaction value as dealmakers seek strategic assets.
  • Strategic buyers remained active during the second quarter, representing 65 percent of all transactions, but financial investors also increased their activity, participating in a number of mega deals.

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