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Wir arbeiten in international besetzten Sektor Teams an grenzüberschreitenden Transaktionen und tauschen uns regelmäßig in unseren Treffen und Telefonkonferenzen zu Markt- und M&A-Trends aus. Auf dieser Seite geben wir Ihnen eine Übersicht zu unseren Köpfen, Themen und Transaktionen in unseren Fokus-Sektoren.
M&A trends & market analysis
During the Perth 2017 Globalscope conference, the network’s global Industrials sector team met to discuss recent transactions and the evolving underlying structural drivers of the global sector M&A landscape.
A key theme is the emergence of technology and Internet of Things as a facet of manufacturing. More details can be obtained from team members or regional heads – see contact details below.
Notable recent transactions
SNC-Lavelin acquires WS Atkins
Diversified industrials company SNC-Lavelin has acquired WS Atkins in a $2.7bn transformational deal. WS Atkins provides consultancy services in design, engineering and project management.
Rockwell Collins acquires B/E Aerospace
Aircraft interior manufacturer Rockwell Collins has completed the $8.6bn acquisition of B/E Aerospace, a manufacturer of aircraft interiors and accessories, including lighting, lavatory systems and connectivity solutions.
Bridgepoint Acquires Miller Homes
Britain’s largest privately owned housebuilder, Miller Homes, has been acquired by private equity group Bridgepoint Capital in a deal worth $850m. Miller reported a 31% increase in operating profit between 2015 and 2016.
Lower-mid market observations
Utilities Companies Empower Consumer
Schemes are being trialled that allow consumers to own grid-tied solar panels. These panels, and energy storage thereof, are provided by a utility company and allow the consumer to be a “self-consumer” of power.
Manufacturing now Multifaceted
Modern-day manufacturing has now become a multi-sector problem. With the rise of connected factories, and in-built logistics systems, companies view manufacturing as an area for sector-by-sector improvement.
Use of Data Analytics Shaping Maintenance
‘Condition-based maintenance’ is altering the way that service contracts and warranties are provided by companies. Constant monitoring of equipment allows companies to monitor wear, usage patterns and service timelines.
New Era of Personal Transportation
Connected cars are making in-roads in the automotive industry; software designers are now more in demand than mechanical engineers. This coupled with the electrification of vehicles will lead to manufacturers adjusting their strategy. According to PWC’s global automotive M&A report, large auto-tech deals quintupled in H1 2017 compared to H1 2016.
Digitalisation in the Chemicals Sector
Chemicals companies are seeking to improve customer experience by utilising the latest digital technology. One example of this is to track usage patterns of chemicals and products and proactively addressing customer needs.
Emerging Economies Taking Market Share
Engineering and contracting firms in rapidly growing economies have begun to adopt an outward-facing approach. Previously, these firms focused on their respective domestic markets, but are now competing on the world stage.