Global Industrial markets / Engineering – Sector Review 2011
At the time of writing, economies around the world are emerging from the aftermath of the global recession and are on a fragile path to recovery. As you will see from the contributions by our sector experts across the world it is clear that this year and next will bring both opportunities and further challenges for those of us operating in the engineering sector.
In our own specialism of corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A), engineering transaction levels during the first half of 2010 are showing signs of recovery following a torrid 2009. As trading visibility improves for the larger engineering firms we expect buyer confidence and, in due course, transaction levels to rise. You will find in our report a great deal of marketleading insight into the key issues facing the sector in 2010 and beyond including: how engineering firms in developed economies have created positions of clear leadership in key sub-sectors, the demand challenges facing engineering firms in emerging economies and the wide ranging implications of recent government policy developments on the engineering sector. Our work also highlights the key role of the BRIC nations in the globalisation of the engineering sector and in the shaping of M&A strategies of Western buyers.
We also examine how the ownership structure of engineering firms in continental Europe will provide ongoing M&A opportunities for strategic and private equity acquirers. As the global recovery takes hold, we at Mergers Alliance are ideally placed to help you. Whether you seek growth through acquisition, wish to restructure or realize value in your business, our international advisors are in a unique position to help you – Local knowledge…Global reach. Our member firms have a prominent position in boardrooms across the world and are renowned for delivering award winning partner-led advisory service with seamless international cooperation. We hope you enjoy reading our report and welcome any thoughts or additions you might like to contribute.