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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.

Consumer products and retail M&A update

The paradigm shift in where consumers shop is forcing businesses to build out direct-to-consumer sales channels and fulfillment systems. At the same time, due to the surge in private label sales, many mass retailers are expanding their private label sets to meet increased demand while capturing advanced margins and driving customer loyalty through own-brand options.

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Energy and resources M&A update

Organization of the petroleum exporting countries (OPEC) and Russia reached a compromise on oil production in which they decided that global oil production would be allowed to increase by half a million barrels a day in January 2021 and could potentially be allowed to increase by a similar amount in the following months.

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Industrials M&A update

While global aerospace and defense (A&D) industry revenue is expected to begin to recover in 2021, recovery for the manufacturing sector may take longer to reach pre-pandemic levels, with projections anticipating a decline in annual GDP growth levels. This industrials mergers & acquisitions (M&A) update provides Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC market data analysis that sheds light on M&A trends in the industrial products industry.

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Life sciences and health care M&A update

COVID-19 has accelerated providers’ adoption of virtual care. However, there are still some technology challenges for physicians that will continue to be instructive as health care systems develop their new virtual health strategies.

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Packaging M&A update

The cold chain packaging industry and global pharmaceutical packaging equipment market are projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.0% and 7.4% respectively from 2020 to 2025. Growth will likely be attributed to the emergence of biologic drugs and pharmaceutical companies significantly increasing research and development into vaccines and therapeutics for the treatment of COVID-19.

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Technology, media, and telecommunications M&A update

Companies are turning to cutting-edge technologies, such as big data, cloud computing, internet of things (IoT), and blockchain, to build robust supply chain management systems. With COVID-19 accelerating the shift to digital, companies are forced to think beyond abstract artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications and pursue practical solutions that can grant long-term and sustainable competitive advantages.

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COVID-19 and the US middle market: Implications for M&A activity

Deloitte Corporate Finance provides a perspective on how COVID-19 might impact middle market M&A, and more importantly, how operators in this market might proactively prepare for what could become a protracted period of uncertainty. At the very least, this period should push businesses to evaluate contingency plans in the face of disruption.

COVID-19 and the US middle market: Implications for M&A activity

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