The report below gives a good overview of the first quarter M&A activity in the Metal Fabrication Industry Sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Metal Fabrication sector for Q4 2018 included 27 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet.
One of the notable middle market transactions closed in October when Premier Thermal Solutions LLC, a portfolio company of Z Capital Partners LLC, acquired Alfe Heat Treating, Inc. for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition would expand Premier Thermal Solutions’ ferrous and aluminum heat treating services. Alfe Heat Treating is located in Indiana and provides aluminum commercial heat treatment services.
- US durable goods manufacturers’ shipments of fabricated metal products, an indicator of fabricated metal parts production, rose 9.4% year-to-date in October 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.
- US steel mill product prices, an indicator of commodity steel costs for fabricated metal products manufacturers, rose 18.5% in December 2018 compared to the same month in 2017.
Posted by Jim Zipursky.