Industry Reports

Published on: 10/07/2019
Steady corporate earnings, increased personalized and targeted marketing efforts, and the heightened emphasis on customer experience have supported elevated levels of deal volume in the Marketing Services industry. Operators in the space have targeted scalable businesses to achieve economies of scale, acquire key relationships and contracts, and enhance technology and capabilities.
Published on: 09/20/2019
The Human Resources & Staffing Services coverage report report discusses the increased demand in the Human Resources and Staffing Services industry which has been driven by heightened labor force participation and shortages of qualified talent.
Published on: 09/04/2019
With 61 announced or closed acquisitions year-to-date, the Value-Added Distribution industry has outpaced 2018 deal activity.  Resiliency towards potential economic softening and the gradual adoption of interconnected digital technology systems provides the market with a stable and attractive performance trajectory.
Published on: 08/19/2019
The Energy Management Services (EMS) industry has received strong demand from industries, businesses, and individuals who seek to reduce energy spending and has benefited from the on-going deregulation of the Energy sector under the current White House Administration.
Published on: 08/16/2019
Dynamic market tailwinds such as the adoption of internet of things (IoT) technologies, comprehensive bandwidth solutions, and big data analytics in industrial & manufacturing and network operations have driven the evolution of the Interconnect Components industry.
Published on: 06/21/2019
Through the beginning of June 2019, there have been 19 announced or closed transactions in the Call Center industry, consistent with year-to-date levels in 2018. Strong buyer interest in the industry has been supported by profit margin expansion and robust demand among US firms for outsourced customer service operations. 
Published on: 05/31/2019
Historically low unemployment levels and a tightening labor market has provided solid growth opportunities for the Human Resources (HR) & Staffing Services industry in 2019. Additionally, younger employees are changing jobs more frequently and seeking nonconventional options such as remote or contract work which has also driven demand for workforce management tools and staffing services. 
Published on: 05/02/2019
In 2018, 331 transactions were announced or completed in the Marketing Services industry. Through Q1 2019, deal volume was robust with 92 transactions, compared to 64 in Q1 2018. Acquisitions in the Marketing Services industry have predominantly been completed in the Digital and Direct Marketing segments.
Published on: 04/11/2019
In the age of industrial automation, robotics, and big data analytics, communication between machines and the associated transmission of data have become an integral component of the manufacturing process and have driven demand for advanced interconnect components. As new technologies develop and further shape the manufacturing landscape, interconnect components products have to follow suit, advancing alongside the systems and technologies they serve.
Published on: 03/25/2019
Building on strong momentum from a robust market during 2018, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the Value-Added Distribution industry has shown no signs of slowing down during early 2019. Supported by a strong pipeline of deals that were in process during late-2018, there have been numerous significant announced or closed transactions during Q1 of 2019. 

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