Industry Reports

Q1 2019
The latest issue of our Enterprise SaaS & Cloud Industry Report, highlighting trends in M&A, financing, IPOs and capital markets for private and public companies in the SaaS & Cloud sector, is now available. 
Q1 2019
The robust US economy, an 18-year high in the consumer confidence index, and the growing preference towards shopping online over physical retail locations have created favorable tailwinds for the growth of the Location-Based Logistics sector in 2018.
Q1 2019
The Behavioral Healthcare Services industry experienced a banner year of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in 2018. The number of transactions increased 59% year-over-year to reach a historic industry high of 97 announced or closed transactions.
Q1 2019
Amid the growing economy and the tight labor market, the Healthcare Staffing industry has flourished.
Q1 2019
January 2019 marked the 29th consecutive month of manufacturing growth, according to the Institute of Supply Management (ISM). ISM’s Purchasing Managers Index, a monthly survey that indicates the economic health of the Manufacturing sector, registered 56.6%, an increase of 2.3% comp
Q1 2019
In our latest coverage report for the Pet & Animal Care Industry, we explain how humanization within the industry has been a leading catalyst for growth in the market.
Q1 2019
Market usage of Energy Management Services has grown steadily over the past five years. Growth within this industrial industry segment is attributed to its success in helping companies reduce one of their largest costs; energy. Advancing methods of data analytics and utilities management consulting have delivered a monumental benefit for businesses operating in deregulated environments. EMS not only helps companies monitor energy consumption but also aids organizations in making data-driven decisions and enhances enterprise-level operations and financial decisions.
Q1 2019
Merger and acquisition activity in the Pharmaceutical Outsourcing industry remained strong in 2018, with 63 announced or closed transactions compared to 57 in 2017. Factors driving activity include robust drug pipelines, increasing complexity of trials and drug manufacturing, and more stringent regulatory scrutiny.
Q1 2019
Activity in the Education Technology industry was robust in 2018 with 126 announced or closed mergers and acquisitions compared to 74 in 2017. Notably, Cambium Learning was taken private as of December after it was acquired by Veritas Capital for $752 million. Leading public player Microsoft also made headlines, with the 2018 acquisitions of Flipgrid (June, terms not disclosed), Chalkup (February, undisclosed) and the acquisition of BrightBytes’ Data Management Platform in February 2019.
Q1 2019
Macroeconomic tailwinds including the booming economy and increased training needs caused by the lack of qualified workers in the job market have propelled merger and acquisition activity in the eLearning, Corporate & Professional Training industry. Additionally, turnover from the baby boomer generation to millennial workers has increased training needs, specifically in areas of management.

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