Engineering growth: First-quarter 2016 engineering & construction industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

April 2016

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Engineering growth: First-quarter 2016 engineering & construction industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

Deal activity improved in the E&C sector in 1Q16, as volume and value increased year-over-year for the first quarter. However, both total and average value decreased in a sequential basis.

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Engineering growth is PwC's quarterly analysis of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the global engineering & construction sector. It provides an overview of the most recent M&A results and our expectations for future deal activity.

Highlights of what this quarter's analysis revealed:

  • Both volume and value increased year-over-year for the first quarter of 2016, compared to the previous year
  • However, both total and average value decreased in a sequential basis, with a substantial decline of 43 percent in megadeal value compared to the previous quarter
  • Local deal activity was a key driver for many of the 1Q16 deals, particularly in the emerging and developing markets
  • On a segment basis, 1Q16 activity was driven by the construction and construction materials manufacturing industries, which jointly accounted for more than 60 percent of the overall deal volume
  • Regionally, Asia and Oceania accounted for more than 50 percent of all deals announced in 1Q16, driven in part by activity in China (where 14 of the 34 deals in the region were based)

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