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Fall 2021 | M&A Report In The Industrials Industry Sector

By Patrick Powell | Nov 05, 2021

The report below gives a good overview of the Fall 2021 M&A activity in the Industrials Industry Sector. The pandemic caused chaos in the global economy, including the global manufacturing sector. The COVID-19 crisis prompted the first worldwide manufacturing slump since the financial crisis of 2008, albeit not as severe. However, compared to the previous slump, the global manufacturing sector appears to be rebounding more swiftly. According to a UNIDO report, worldwide manufacturing production increased by 18.2% annually in Q2 2021, compared to a decline of 11.4% in Q2 2020. Companies using medium to high technology expanded at a rapid pace, registering a y-o-y growth rate of 20%, while low-technology businesses subsequently expanded at a slower rate of 13%. According to market intelligence firm Interact Analysis, the global manufacturing value is anticipated to reach $41.9 trillion in 2021, up from $39.3 trillion in 2020. Apart from the pandemic, the greatest concern to the industry is the risk to the supply chain, and firms will continue to analyze their cost of inputs to ensure they rely on cost-competitive suppliers. According to KPMG, industrial firms are increasingly focusing on suppliers and evaluating domestic supply sources and may consider the long-term trend of “buy where you make” as an important element of their company’s operating model.

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M&A Quarterly News In The Industrials Sector

By Steve Hauser | Feb 21, 2020

The report below gives a good overview of the first quarter M&A activity in the Industrials Sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Industrials sector for Q4 2019 included 125 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet.

One of the notable middle market transactions in the sector was announced in December when Arcline Fm Holdings LLC, a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management acquired Fairbanks Morse Engine from EnPro Industries, Inc. for US$450 million in cash, subject to potential adjustments at closing. Arcline Fm Holdings provides investment services. Fairbanks Morse Engine engages in engine technology and manufacturing. The firm’s products include diesel products, dual fuel products and gas products. The company was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Beloit, WI.

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M&A Quarterly News In The Industrials Sector

By Steve Hauser | Nov 21, 2019

The report below gives a good overview of the fourth quarter M&A activity in the Industrials Sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Industrials sector for Q3 2019 included 141 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet.

One of the notable middle market transactions in the sector was announced in September when Alamo Group, Inc. (NYSE: “ALG”), with yearly revenues exceeding $1.0 billion, and a history of 25+ acquisitions of mobile equipment businesses, acquired Morbark LLC, a portfolio company of Stellex Capital Management LP, for US$352 million in cash, subject to certain post-closing adjustments. Founded in 1957, Morbark is located in Winn, Michigan and manufactures equipment for the forestry, recycling, sawmill and biomass industries. It has approximately 720 employees and has generated total sales of US$225 million in during 2018.

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M&A Quarterly News In The Industrials Sector

By Steve Hauser | Aug 16, 2019

The report below gives a good overview of the third quarter M&A activity in the Industrials Sector. M&A activity for North American – based target companies in the Industrials sector for Q2 2019 included 84 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet.

One of the notable middle market transactions in the sector was announced in June when Archrock, Inc. agreed to acquire Elite Compression Services LLC from JDH Capital Co for US$416.2 million in cash and stock. Closing was expected in early August. As part of the acquisition, Archrock would obtain approximately 430,000 large-horsepower compression units. Elite Compression Services is headquartered in Victoria, Texas and provides contract midstream natural gas compression services, primarily in TX, OK, LA, and off-shore Gulf fields.

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M&A Quarterly News In The Industrials Industry Sector

By Steve Hauser | May 15, 2019

The report below gives a good overview of the second quarter M&A activity in the Industrials Industry Sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Industrials sector for Q1 2019 included 503 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet.

One of the notable middle market transactions was announced in February when The Toro Co. acquired Charles Machine Works, Inc. for US$700 million in cash. The acquisition includes Ditch Witch and several other brands within the underground construction market. Funding for the transaction was provided through Toro Co’s existing credit facility provided by JP Morgan and Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith. The acquisition would allow The Toro Co to further enhance its existing business portfolio of brands within the industry.

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M&A Quarterly News In The Industrials Sector

By Steve Hauser | Feb 26, 2019

The report below gives a good overview of the first quarter M&A activity in the Industrials Sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Industrials sector for Q4 2018 included 117 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet.

One of the notable middle market transactions closed in October when Nine Energy Service, Inc. acquired Magnum Oil Tools International Ltd for US$507.1 million in cash, stock and contingent payout. The transaction enhances Nine Energy Service’s portfolio of pipe business. It offers flag plugs, magnum disks, setting tools, composite cement retainers, floatation devices and more. Magnum Oil Tools International is located in Corpus Christi, Texas and manufactures downhole products.

Industry Indicators

  • Total US manufacturers’ shipments, which indicate manufacturing sector activity, rose 7.6% year-to-date in October 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.
  • The spot price of crude oil, which indicates energy prices paid by manufacturers, fell 19.7% in the week ending January 11, 2019, compared to the same week in 2018.
  • US steel mill product prices, an indicator of commodity steel costs for manufacturers, rose 18.5% in December 2018 compared to the same month in 2017.

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M&A Quarterly News In The Industrials Sector

By Steve Hauser | Nov 09, 2018

The report below gives a good overview of the fourth quarter M&A activity in the Industrials  sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Industrials sector for Q3 2018 included 95 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet.

Fully one-third of the transactions had a Non-U.S. company as either the direct acquiror or the acquiror’s ultimate parent. Canadian and German firms were the most active buyers, and Sandvik AB from Sweden was involved in two transactions. Several of these are in the highlighted transactions table below. We believe the robust U.S. economy and more now-attractive corporate tax rates will auger well for strong additional in-bound investment.

Another six of the transactions were in the Oil & Gas industry, specifically drilling and development goods and equipment.

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M&A Quarterly News In The Industrials Sector

By Steve Hauser | Aug 14, 2018

The report below presents you with a good overview on the third quarter M&A activity in the Industrials  sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Industrials sector for Q2 2018 included 96 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet.

One of the notable middle market transactions was announced in June when Entegris, Inc. acquired SAES Pure Gas, Inc. from SAES Getters SpA for US$355 million in cash, funded from its available cash. The transaction expands Entegris’ semiconductor business. SAES Pure Gas is located in San Luis Obispo, California and manufactures and supplies gas purifiers. SAES Pure Gas reported a revenue and an adjusted EBITDA of US$91.5 million and US$33.1 million, respectively, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.

Buoyed by a strong economy industrial production was strong during Q2 and is expected to remain that way into Q3.
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M&A Quarterly News In The Industrials Sector

By Steve Hauser | May 10, 2018

The report below presents you with a good overview on the second Quarter M&A activity in the Industrials  sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Industrials sector for Q1 2018 included 60 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet.

One of the notable transactions of the quarter was announced in March when Tooling Technology LLC, a portfolio company of GenNx360 Capital Partners, acquired Century Tool & Gage Co, a portfolio company of First Capital Partners LLC, Broadgate Capital LLC (Texas) and Highline Equity Partners LLC, for an undisclosed amount. The transaction also includes Century Tool & Die and CTG Bel-Kur. The acquisition complements Tooling Technology LLC’s existing operations.

Manufacturing continues to adopt automation technologies to enhance quality, labor productivity and safety. While the population of robots in U.S. factories has increased dramatically the potential for further growth is enormous considering the size of the U.S. and our machine/worker ratio vs. traditional global peers Japan and Germany.

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M&A Quarterly News In The Industrials Sector

By John Hammett | Mar 07, 2018

The report below presents you with a good overview on the first quarter M&A activity in the Industrials  sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Industrials sector for Q4 2017 included 209 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet. One of the notable transactions of the quarter closed in December when Linamar Corp acquired Macdon Industries Ltd from Moray Marketing, Inc. for CAD1.2 billion (US$933.6 million) in cash. Linamar Corp. is a.. Read more »