Manufacturing & Distribution M&A Quarterly

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What trends are currently shaping transaction activity in the Manufacturing and Distribution sector, and what should investors and business owners be aware of as they plan their next steps? Read about top deals and trending data, key market factors, and what may be on the horizon in this quarterly report, built on data from PitchBook Data, Inc., as well as what we’ve been seeing, hearing, and experiencing in the M&D and M&A spaces.

Q1 2022: Performance Improvement Strategies

In Q1 of 2022, investments and M&A activity in the Manufacturing and Distribution sector took a bit of a breather. And while the industry continued to face challenges, there have also been opportunities for performance improvement, such as forecasting, automation, and diversifying your supply chain.

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Q4 2021: Increased Investor Focus on ESG

What’s ahead in 2022 for the M&D M&A space? Supply chain is improving, labor constraints are expected to linger, innovative technologies make their way to the value chain, and investors are increasingly focused on ESG strategy.

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Q3 2021: Key Market Considerations

M&A capital invested in the Manufacturing and Distribution sector nearly doubled this quarter as compared to the same period in 2020 and the market has yet to slow down. Some key market considerations include taking a “covenant-lite” stance, innovation, new ways to deal with labor constraints, and more.

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Q2 2021: The Deal Market Bounces Back

While not quite at the capital levels we saw in 2019, the amount of capital invested increased nearly 55% compared with Q2 2020. Shifts in deals and investments in Q2 repositioned the deal market to align with historical trends.

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Q1 2022: Performance Improvement Strategies

As investors and business owners alike began to emerge from the pandemic with a mounting interest in accelerating growth and creating value, Q1 2021 saw the pipeline filling and transaction activity building, resulting in a very busy year for deals in the M&D sector.

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