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Global transportation and logistics M&A activity remained stable in 2016 with 50+ deals in each quarter, though Q3 2016 was slightly less active. With 50 deals, the quarter saw a decline of 11% in deal volume compared to both Q2 2016 and Q3 2015.
Global Industrial Manufacturing M&A deal value for the first nine months of 2016 decreased 10% compared to the first nine months of 2015. This was driven by a 22% decrease in volume period over period.
While global M&A activity in the Metals industry continues to fall, the average deal size appears to be increasing. Although the industry has not seen any major transformations this year, an increase in average deal size indicates a trend away from the mainstream and into more diversified metal manufacturing.
Global engineering and construction (E&C) M&A deal values continue to reflect softness in 2016 versus prior years, but masking healthy deal volume.
Global aerospace and defense deal activity recovered slightly from the second quarter of 2016, with deal volumes ticking up and aggregate deal value holding steady.
Global chemicals M&A deal volume experienced a 47% pullback this quarter, driven by sustained uncertainty in political, regulatory, and economic environments.
Airlines have long grappled with uncertainties. They can no longer afford to be at the whim of economic cycles. Current conditions of profitability open the window for the industry to aggressively innovate for the future.
Highlights focus on two parallel competencies that companies need for sustained success: risk agility and risk resiliency. Overall, A&D companies in our survey show higher-than-average risk resiliency, but fall behind when it comes to demonstrating risk agility. This paper further explores the risk management capabilities of the sector.
Access our PwC/Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) survey.
PwC’s look at what senior executives in the chemicals sector are saying about the transformative impact of Industry 4.0 on their companies and the wider sector.
PwC’s look at what senior executives in engineering and construction companies are saying about the transformative impact of Industry 4.0 on their companies and the wider sector.
PwC’s look at what senior executives in the forestry, paper and packaging sector are saying about the transformative impact of Industry 4.0 on their companies and the wider sector.
Enjoying a halcyon period, U.S. carriers need to reward their stakeholders — but not how you may think.
Find out what concerns business leaders across the forest paper and packaging industry, including high government debt, the talent gap and climate change.
This analysis looks at how countries and states in the US compare in terms of their attractiveness as locations for commercial aircraft manufacturing.
In our 2016 edition of Aviation Perspectives, we continue analysing cybersecurity in the airline industry. This second volume of our special cybersecurity mini-series addresses the topic of prevention. What are the challenges and considerations?
Low fuel prices continue to boost the profits of the global airlines industry. Our recent look at airlines industry trends shows net and operating margins at record highs.
Our latest report analyses key metrics and trends in the global airline industry. It also delves into how airlines are using profits to improve their businesses and suggests other avenues of investment for building a sustainable future.
It is more important than ever to monitor trends and understand how a company’s effective tax rates compare to those of its peers.
Cybersecurity has become an elevated risk that is among the most pressing issues affecting businesses. Today’s cyber adversaries are more persistent, skilled, and technologically savvy than just a year ago, and leaders across all industries are taking notice. According to PwC’s 2015 Global Airline CEO Survey, 85% of airline CEOs in the study view cybersecurity as a significant risk, likely reflecting the highly sensitive nature of flight systems and passenger data.
The challenging A&D environment continues. In fact, there’s mounting pressure for companies to be more agile and flexible, assume a larger share of contract risk, increase innovation, and drive down cost.
While increased entertainment choices and in-flight connectivity for mobile devices are welcome changes for consumers, they create greater opportunities for, you guessed it, hackers. This article features our new cyber series, which examines the key areas and steps that airline executives can take to prepare for the evolving risks.
The PwC Global Forest, Paper & Packaging Industry Survey provides insight into the industry's major companies and an overview of the issues and events shaping the industry.
With Industry 4.0 upon us, old habits are dying hard for some in the manufacturing space despite the already apparent impact of technologies like IoT, robotics, and 3D printing.
Virtual and augmented reality technologies come of age, and manufacturers are uncovering innovative ways to adopt these technologies in ways that are furthering the push for a “digitally connected” factory floor.