Merger and acquisition deal size in the engineering and construction industry remained steady as the year ended. Emerging markets continued to lead, but buyers and sellers exercised more caution. The construction materials segment continued the consolidation trend, especially in concrete and cement sectors.
Engineering growth is a quarterly analysis of global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the engineering & construction industry. Each edition includes an overview of M&A results for the quarter, the significant drivers of these results, and expectations for deal activity in the quarters to come.
Global engineering and construction industry M&A analysis: Q4 2013
Our analysis reveals that deal activity in the engineering and construction (E&C) industry rebounded in the fourth quarter of 2013, boding well for increased M&A activity in 2014. Fourth-quarter deal volume and value increased to 48 transactions (with values of $50 million or more) totaling $13.2 billion, compared to 41 deals worth $10.6 billion in the third quarter of 2013. There was also a slight uptick in average deal size ($276 million) compared to the previous quarter ($259 million).
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