Q1 2021

Industrial M&A Update


  • M&A deal volume in the Industrial sector saw a significant bounceback in Q1 2021 to 407 deals, up 32% from 308 deals in Q4 2020 and up 44% from 282 in Q1 of the prior year
  • Despite of the increase in deal volume, total capital invested in the Industrial sector from disclosed deals declined from prior year levels
  • Strategic buyers accounted for 57.2% of deal volume in Q1 2021 vs PE investors with 42.8%
  • The acquisition of Industria Macchine Automatiche by BC Partners through an estimated EUR 1.42 billion public-to-private LBO on February 10, 2021 represented the largest completed transaction in Q1
  • Valuation multiples on M&A transactions have trended higher Q1 2021 from prior year levels

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