Advisers who understand your sector

Our Industrials sector team has a broad range of executive and advisory experience across the breadth and depth of the industrials sector, with clients ranging from manufacturing, engineering and aerospace to aggregates and housebuilders.  Members of our advisory team have worked in an operational, management or advisory capacity for a wide variety of companies in the sector, including: Industrials

Key Industrials market themes for 2016 H2:

Robotics Changing the Face of Manufacturing

Shipments of multipurpose industrial robots in China have doubled to an estimated 75,000 in the last 12 months, and whilst this number is forecast to double again by 2018, some have expressed concern over the reduction in innovation posed by the lack of human intervention.

Collection of Big Data Leading Efficiency Drives

Industrial manufacturing companies are using the Internet of Things (“IoT”) to collect vast quantities of data on their shop floors and assembly lines in order to help identify areas for operational improvement.

Activist Investors Shaping Strategy

Some activist investors in the chemicals industry are seeing a lack of rationale or coherence in companies’ portfolios. This has lead to many chemicals companies reconsidering their product lines, often through merger or product acquisition.

Driverless Cars are the Order of the Day

Showrooms and design offices all over the world are racing to create a truly driverless car. Cab-hailing app Uber is testing a fleet of Volvo cars that are driverless in San Francisco, but as yet no manufacturer is mass producing a purpose-built vehicle.

International M&A trends & market analysis

The following Industrials sector market data and commentary are produced by our market research team and global Industrials sector specialists as part of our semi-annual all sectors global report.  The data are organised into all Industrials businesses valued over $5m “All Market” and Industrials businesses valued in the range $5m to $150m the “Lower-Mid Market”.

Historic valuation trends:
The following chart shows international Industrials sector business valuations over time, based on semi-annually averaged transactional data:


industrials-1Regional valuation variation:

The following chart shows international Industrials sector business valuations by region, based on listed company multiples as at 20 September 2016:


industrials-2Sub-sector valuation variation:

The following chart shows international Industrials sector business valuations by sub-sector, based on listed company multiples as at 20 September 2016:

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