Assembling value: First-quarter 2016 industrial manufacturing industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

April 2016

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Assembling value: First-quarter 2016 industrial manufacturing industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

Driven by substantial megadeal growth (more than 284 percent by value as compared to 4Q15), average deal value in the industrial manufacturing sector increased to $691 million, despite a decline in volume in the first quarter.

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Assembling value is PwC's quarterly analysis of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the global industrial manufacturing 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:

  • Average deal value in the industrial manufacturing sector increased to $691 million, despite a decline in volume both sequentially and year-over-year in this first quarter
  • First-quarter 2016 saw strong megadeal activity with three deals valued at $24.7 billion representing 74% of the overall deal value for the quarter, driven primarily to gain scale
  • The proportion of within-border deals increased by 10%, as compared to first-quarter of 2015
  • Asia and Oceania continued to drive global acquisitions, as the region accounted for approximately 61 percent of all deals announced in the quarter

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