Industry Reports

Q1 2019
America is currently facing major problems in the development of key projects that are essential to maintaining and improving the nation’s infrastructure. A primary problem is that rarely are projects fully under the jurisdiction of a single entity, whether that’s at the local, county, or state level. In addition, seldom do two of these jurisdictions have the same regulations or laws.
Q1 2019
Activity in the Recreational Products industry has been primarily driven by robust macroeconomic fundamentals and a growing desire among consumers to lead healthy, active lifestyles.
Q4 2018
Merger and acquisition activity in the Environmental, Health & Safety industry remains robust as buyers continue to capitalize on market opportunities created by increasing government regulations, mounting corporate concerns regarding risk and potential liability, and favorable end-market dynamics. With a significant degree of industry fragmentation, firms are looking to the M&A market as a means to build scale and to offer clients expanded capabilities and geographically far-reaching services.
Q1 2019
Strong macroeconomic fundamentals, including the nine-year expansion of the US economy, low unemployment, and high consumer confidence levels, drove healthy industry activity in the Building Products space in 2018.
Q4 2018
American consumers are filling more of their grocery carts with organic options, buying everything from organic produce and ice cream to organic fresh juices and dried beans. Last year, over 82.0% of US households bought organic and during that time, Americans spent nearly $50.0 billion on organic products, according to the Organic Trade Association’s 2018 Organic Industry Survey.
Q1 2019
The global Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration market value is expected to reach $251.6 billion by 2023, growing at an annualized rate of 6.8% during the forecast period, according to Research and Markets. Heightened emphasis on energy conservation as a result of increased environmental concerns and government regulations has promoted energy-efficient designs in new building and retrofit construction.
Q3 2018
Healthcare Information Technology companies have experienced robust demand as buyers seek inorganic growth opportunities to comply with regulatory requirements, adapt to changing reimbursement policies, and deliver cost-effective and efficient patient care.
Q3 2018
In this quarterly report, provided exclusively for Rock Products, Capstone Headwaters provides insight into mergers & acquisitions, capital markets trends, aggregates production, and pricing through Q3 2018. Capstone Headwaters' Building Products & Construction Services Team advises industry business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and investors in the areas of M&A, capital raising, and various special situations advisory.
Q4 2018
US Pet industry expenditures are expected to reach $72.1 billion dollars in 2018, equating to a 3.8% increase year-over-year, according to the American Pet Products Association. Public companies in the Pet & Animal Care industry showed robust Q3 earnings with Freshpet, IDEXX Laboratories, and Central Garden & Pet posting pet product revenue growth of 27.0%, 11.0%, and 5.0%, respectively. Strong public company performance has been primarily driven by revenue growth, growth in scale through acquisitions, and premiumization in the industry.
Q4 2018
The Payment Processing industry has been supported by robust macroeconomic tailwinds and the rise in demand for value-added, real-time payment solutions. The global Digital Payment market is expected to grow to $86.8 billion by 2023, increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 18.0%, according to Research and Markets. Emphasis on consumer preferences has fueled consolidation as larger industry operators target companies that provide instant payment solutions.

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