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Industrials Update: First Quarter 2012

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC


This quarter’s Industrials Update, produced by Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF), summarizes the most recent transactions within this industry along with information on the most active buyers, current transaction valuation multiples and an overview of the public market’s perception of the industry.

Highlights include:

  • Total announced deal value during Q1 2012 surpassed $12.4 billion, a 58% increase over Q4 2011 and 24% increase over Q1 2011.
  • A number of large industrial transactions were announced during the quarter, helping to bolster M&A confidence throughout the sector.
  • Looking forward, capital markets will play an important role in M&A activity, especially as it relates to large deals, but strong balance sheets and a focus on revenue growth and investment levels are expected to ultimately drive middle market activity.

To read more, download the Industrials Update.


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