Industry M&A updates
Developed by Deloitte Corporate Finance and released on a quarterly basis, these updates provide an overview of key marketplace trends and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, including industry analysis and a reference list of publicly traded companies.
- Business services M&A update
- Consumer products M&A update
- Energy M&A update
- Financial services M&A update
- Industrials M&A Update
- Life sciences & health care M&A update
- Packaging M&A update
- Technology, media, and telecommunications M&A update
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Investing in talent is nothing new for those in the business services industry. In Q4 we saw talent investments happen across the spectrum, from outsourcing in the Philippines, to new and improved talent retention methods at professional services firms, and even education technology companies investing in students by upping their online degree program.
As consumers increasingly become more food and health conscious, the consumer products industry is having to quickly adapt to these changes. The increasing shift towards on-the-go meals, food label transparency, and purchasing aligned with personal values are just a few of the food-related topics challenging the industry.
The financial services industry saw some market slowdown in Q4, affecting areas such as bank stocks which were impacted in part by slow loan growth and interest margin expansion. On the flip side, the Fed raised interest rates for the fourth straight quarter citing strong economic activity and strong work forces.
Many sectors in the Industrials industry saw strong growth in 2018 and this trend is expected to carry into 2019 as well. Areas such as aerospace, metals and mining, engineering, and industrial manufacturing are examples of this growth trend in the industrial space.
The life science and health care industry has historically faced challenges in keeping costs low while delivering high-quality health care services. With the advancement of 3D printing in the health care space, stakeholders can potentially drive improved health related services, while reducing costs.
The overall packaging industry, including sectors such as contract, molded plastics, corrugated, and anti-counterfeit, is expected to grow through 2024. Factors such as government policies, market growth, and changes in the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries are contributing to this upward trend.
The technology, media, and telecommunications industries are continuously evolving with a focus on enhancing processes to be more streamlined, efficient, and innovative. For many corporations, process improvements such as automation, artificial intelligence, 5G technologies, and DevOps, can make significant impacts on productivity and quality control.