Global Engineering and Construction M&A Deals Insights: Q2 2016

July 2016

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Global Engineering and Construction M&A Deals Insights: Q2 2016

Global engineering and construction M&A deal volume remained unchanged when compared to Q1 2016 but declined marginally by 6%, compared to Q2 2015. Deal value also declined (by 42%) compared to the previous quarter.

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Global Engineering and Construction M&A Deals Insights is our new quarterly report on the merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the sector. Now featuring more in-depth data analysis and insights, this new publication aims to equip you with an executive overview, key trends and highlights, a list of the largest deals announced the quarter, key regional, investment, and sub-sector information, as well as PwC’s assessment of the M&A outlook for the sector.

Highlights of our second quarter 2016 analysis include:

  • Deal value in the E&C sector declined by 42% to $21.9 billion this quarter, despite a constant deal volume
  • Construction materials manufacturing contributed to the largest share in terms of both value and volume in Q2 2016 – 30% and 28%, respectively
  • The construction category followed with 24% share in deal value and recorded 13 deals in the quarter
  • Five megadeals announced in Q2 2016 with a total aggregate disclosed value of $10.2 billion
  • In Q2 2016, financial buyers deal value decreased by 21% and 30% as compared to Q1 2016 and Q2 2015, respectively. However, deal volume increased by 15% and declined by 6% when compared to the same periods
  • Two-thirds of the transactions occurred in the Asia and Oceania region. While the region continues to observe the highest amount of M&A transactions, its average deal size remains low

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