Industry Reports

Published on: 04/18/2019
As we closed these pages last year, we hypothesized that the remarkable pace of Government Information Technology (IT) mergers and acquisitions (M&A) witnessed in 2017 would continue throughout 2018, with the very real possibility that record levels of deal volume and value would be surpassed. This was proven to be the case, with total deal volume up 3% from 2017’s record levels.
Published on: 04/18/2019
Last year the aerospace, defense, government and security sectors saw steady Merger & Acquisition (M&A) activity, with a focus on transactions in technology, the aftermarket, and combinations which create leaders in specific defense segments. Our 2019 ADGS Mergers & Acquisitions Update provides a wealth of sector M&A transaction data.
Published on: 04/16/2019
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: 04/15/2019
The Waste & Recycling industry continues to see strong growth driven by the expansion of the US economy and adjacent rises in industrial, construction, and commercial activity. While per capita waste production has remained relatively stable since peaking in 2000, the US still has more waste than any other nation generating ~4.5 pounds per person per day, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
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: 04/09/2019
In this quarterly report, provided exclusively for Rock Products, Capstone Headwaters provides insight into mergers & acquisitions (M&A), capital markets trends, aggregates production, and pricing through Q4 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.
Published on: 04/01/2019
Robust demand for packaging assets is expected to persist as strong industry tailwinds, such as e-commerce growth (+14.2% year-over-year in 2018) and the rise in sustainable and ccost-efficientsolutions, continue to be significant growth drivers in 2019. Industry demand is expected to support consolidation as operators with a comprehensive suite of custom and flexible packaging solutions, attractive margin profiles, and low-cost manufacturing advantages are expected to gain buyer interest from leading industry players.
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. 
Published on: 03/25/2019
Water transportation remains a critical part of the US economy. Approximately 2.3 billion tons of waterborne freight were transported via the inland, coastal, and Great Lake waterways in 2018, according to Amadee+Company’s 2018 US Waterborne Freight Transportation report. With the top three players, Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX), American Commercial Barge Line LLC, and Ingram Barge Company, capturing just 21% of the total market share, the $16.0 billion industry is poised for continued consolidation. 
Published on: 03/22/2019
Merger & acquisition activity in the Security Solutions industry was robust in 2018 with 143 acquisitions announced or completed, more than doubling deal volume over the past five years. Strategic buyers continued to account for the majority of deal activity with a 67.8% share of total transaction volume. Private equity interest was largely composed of add-on acquisitions which accounted for 23.1% of total deal activity.

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