February 12, 2016
By Robert McCutcheon, Partner, US Industrial Products Leader
Calendar year 2015 saw a total of 996 deals worth $603 billion across the Industrial Products sector, which includes Aerospace & Defense, Chemicals, Engineering & Construction, Industrial Manufacturing, Metals and Transportation & Logistics. The uptick in 2015, compared with 1010 deals worth $518 billion in 2014, was driven by blockbuster deals across certain sub-sectors, the largest within the chemicals industry.
Looking ahead, M&A activity in the Industrial Products sector should continue at a healthy pace for 2016, especially as companies continue to consolidate and rationalize their portfolios. And, not surprisingly, we also expect deals involving technology to influence the M&A landscape moving forward as more companies embrace Industry 4.0.
For more information on Q4 M&A activity across the Industrial Products subsectors, click here.