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

August 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 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:

  • Number of deals were up compared to last quarter and same quarter last year.
  • Megadeals accounted for the majority of total deal value, with almost half of the deal value for the quarter driven by one megadeal.
  • Emerging markets drove deal activity, representing almost two-thirds of all deals in the second quarter, well above their typical share.
  • Strategic activity in the second quarter accounted for 64 percent of deal activity.
  • Industrial manufacturers remain focused on portfolio enhancement and strategic alignment, keeping an eye on economies of scale and operating efficiencies in core businesses.

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