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

November 2015
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Assembling value is a quarterly analysis of global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the industrial manufacturing industry. Each edition 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:

  • M&A activity in the industrial manufacturing industry showed continued strength in the third quarter of 2015, exceeding a 50-deal pace for the sixth quarter in a row.
  • Both value and volume declined from the previous quarter; however, deal activity year-to-date remained healthy.
  • The continued interest in deal making is especially notable given weakening global manufacturing activity and an increase in pessimism regarding the economic outlook.
  • Strategic buyers continued to align product portfolios with high-growth markets, such as automotive, aerospace, and electric through acquisitions.
  • US share of global activity remained among its lowest levels in a decade as local activity in Asia continued to dominate deal making.

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