Industry Reports

Published on: 02/10/2020
Our Q4 Middle Market Leverage Finance report shares key market stats including Broadly Syndicated Loan volume, interest rate spreads, leverage multiples, and equity contributions.  Conditions in the middle market have become more conservative as lenders continue to shift their credit focus towards protecting portfolio credit quality as the end of the credit cycle approaches. 
Published on: 02/11/2020
Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has been robust in 2019, eclipsing 2018 total volume by 13.3%.  The uptick in announced or closed deal activity has been driven by an increasing number of divestitures of non-core business functions and unabated private equity (PE) appetite in the space.
Published on: 02/05/2020
In this report, we look into the strong LTM M&A activity for 2019 with a record 2,044 deals totaling nearly $175 billion. The average merger & acquisition (M&A) revenue multiple reached 4.4x for private targets and 4.2x for public targets and is above historical levels.
Published on: 02/04/2020
Heightened demand in the Personal Care Products & Services industry has been fueled by the proliferation of natural and organic brands, increased utilization of social media and e-commerce channels, and robust consumer confidence.  
Published on: 02/03/2020
Uncertainties surrounding the impending global economic and geopolitical outlook have prompted acquirers and sellers to explore merger and acquisition (M&A) opportunities while the market remains flush with financing and subsequent deal activity.
Published on: 01/09/2020
Demand in the Medical Device Outsourcing industry has been fueled by a period with remarkable innovation and adoption of new medical technologies as well as the noticeable graying of the U.S. population and corresponding increase in chronic disease and healthcare utilization.  
Published on: 01/07/2020
Capstone Headwaters has posted its 2019 Year in Review Packaging Coverage Report. The Packaging industry attracted significant merger and acquisition (M&A) activity from buyers who primarily targeted packaging product manufacturers (57.1% of deals) and service providers (33.6% of deals).
Published on: 01/09/2020
Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) industry was robust in 2019 with 150 deals announced or completed. Capstone Headwaters expects deal activity in the industry to remain strong through 2020, supported by its recession resilience and buyers looking to expand market share.
Published on: 01/30/2020
Demand in the E-Commerce & Internet Retailing industry has been driven by heightened consumer spending, increased internet penetration, and further adoption of omnichannel retailing.
Published on: 01/09/2020
Deal activity was robust in 2019, with 147 deals announced or completed globally, eclipsing 2018 levels.  Strategic buyers comprised 59.2% of total transaction volume and public companies were its largest component, representing 32.7% of acquisition volume. 

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