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Just Released: 2018 Manufacturing M&A Review


2018 was another strong year for mergers and acquisitions of manufacturing companies. However, multiples were slightly down from historical averages due to concerns in the marketplace such as tariffs and labor shortages. Despite these concerns, forecasts for 2019 are predicting another active year as there are still large capital reserves available with low borrowing rates creating healthy competition between financial and strategic buyers. For more information about the mergers and acquisitions market for manufacturing companies, read Berntson Porter Corporate Advisory’s 2018 Manufacturing M&A Review.