- Written by Ben Rudman
Merger-and-acquisition activity remains in line with recent averages, but key changes and trends may affect those deals in 2016. An expert covers the five key factors for this year.
AMID ECONOMIC STRESSES AND HEIGHTENED GLOBAL UNCERTAINTY, the manufacturing sector continues to grow, albeit at a slower rate than in
years past. As measured by the Institute of Supply Chain Management’s Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), the manufacturing sector is experiencing its slowest growth in two years, and production growth in the U.S. is below its 20- year historical average. Deal volume may be down compared to 2014, but it is in line with average M&A activity for the sector since 2010. There is plenty of activity that can be expected in the near future, and in this article we will discuss five key factors that will affect M&A in manufacturing in 2016.