Industrial M&A Update

3Q 2020


  • The S&P Global Industrial Sector Index rebounded 12% in Q3 but still underperformed the S&P 500 by 10.3% in 2020
  • M&A deal volume from Q3 2020 was up slightly (2%) compared to Q2 2020 with a total of 198 completed transactions
  • Total capital invested for all deals disclosed decreased 81% from Q2 2020
  • Strategic buyers were more active than PE investors in the industrials sector in Q3 2020 in both deal volume and total capital invested
  • The $5.4 billion takeover of Osram by ams (SWX:AMS) represented the largest deal in Q3
  • Valuation multiples on M&A transactions have trended higher in 2020 vs 2019 in spite of the pandemic
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