Global Industrial Manufacturing M&A Deals Insights: Q2 2016

July 2016

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Global Industrial Manufacturing M&A Deals Insights: Q2 2016

Industrial manufacturing M&A deal value and volume for the first half of 2016 decreased by 15% and 29% (respectively) compared to the first half of 2015. Excluding megadeals, deal value decreased by almost half for these same periods.

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Global Industrial Manufacturing M&A Deals Insights is our new quarterly report on the merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the sector. Now featuring more in-depth data analysis and insights, this new publication aims to equip you with an executive overview, key trends and highlights, a list of the largest deals announced the quarter, key regional, investment, and sub-sector information, as well as PwC’s assessment of the M&A outlook for the sector.

Highlights of our second quarter 2016 analysis include:

  • Deal value first half 2016 vs. first half 2015 was $43.9 billion and $51.9 billion, respectively, a 15% period over period decline
  • Excluding megadeals in the first half of 2016 and 2015, deal value decreased by approximately 50%
  • There was one megadeal with deal value of $22.7 billion in the first half of 2016 vs. one megadeal with deal value of $13.7 billion in the same period of 2015
  • There were three large deals in the first half of 2016 with aggregate deal value of $5.2 billion vs. eight large deals with aggregate deal value of $12.4 billion in the first half of last year
  • Deal volume for the first half of 2016 saw 91 deals compared to 129 deals in the same period of 2015, a 29% decline
  • Q2 2016 deal value and volume was $11.5 billion and 41 deals compared to $32.4 billion and 50 deals in Q1 2016, reflecting declines of 65% and 18% in value and volume, respectively
  • Cross-border activity in Q2 2016 was highlighted by one large deal (UK Eurozone outbound to Asia and Oceania) with a disclosed deal value of $3.1 billion
  • Deal activity in Q2 2016 continues to be dominated by Trade buyers with 82% of value and 63% of volume

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