Assembling value: First-quarter 2015 industrial manufacturing industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

May 2015
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Assembling value is a quarterly analysis of global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the industrial manufacturing industry. It includes a review of overall deal activity for the quarter and year-to-date and a summary of large deals.

Highlights of what this quarter's analysis revealed:

  • The first quarter totaled $19.9 billion in announced transactions, worth more than $50 million.
  • There were 48 manufacturing transactions (worth more than $50 million), almost 15 percent below the previous quarter.
  • Deal value represented a 76 percent increase over that of the same period last year.
  • Cross-border deal activity dropped to 25 percent of the global total, the lowest in at least 10 years, while transactions by emerging market acquirers surged to nearly 60 percent, well above recent levels.

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