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Manufacturing and Industrials M&A Predictions Spring 2014

Optimism Building

Introducing the third edition of Deloitte’s Manufacturing and Industrials M&A Predictions, which focuses on key trends in our sectors.

For this report, M&A chiefs gave their views on the current economic environment, deal drivers, valuations and key themes of successful deals. Companies surveyed have a combined market cap of nearly £300bn.

Key highlights include:

  • Respondents continue to anticipate an increase in M&A activity in the next 12 months, reflecting the continued optimism for the sector’s financial prospects
  • A significant majority of respondents continue to describe themselves as acquisitive, with an increase in focus on managing the existing portfolio, including consideration of divestments
  • A significant trend is the return of private equity to the industry, identified as a primary source of target businesses
  • Respondents were, on balance, overwhelmingly positive about their experience of working with joint ventures.

Experts have provided us with their thoughts on what the future holds, the overall mood remains optimistic, and we expect to see a steady increase in activity over the coming months.

At a glance

Manufacturing and Industrials M&A Predictions: At a glance





Ross James   Ross James
Corporate Finance
Tel: +44 20 7007 8192


Previous editions

Manufacturing and Industrials M&A Predictions - Signs of life
Spring 2013
Manufacturing and Industrials M&A Predictions - High hopes
Autumn 2013


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