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  • Test & Measurement: M&A highlights 2018
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Test & Measurement: M&A highlights 2018

06 February 2019

Following three years of double-digit growth in deal volumes in the Test & Measurement sector, 2018 saw volumes sustained at record-breaking levels.

North America continued its impressive growth trajectory, contributing 20% increase in deals in the year, while transaction volumes in UK and Europe retained their strength.

A stand out feature in the last year has been the tremendous increase in private equity investment flowing into the T&M market.  2018 saw an 84% increase in deals backed by private equity investors compared with 2017.

Looking ahead, there are signs of stronger headwinds for 2019, but long-term market fundamentals are robust.  While there may be some market challenges ahead, our experience as the no.1 UK M&A adviser in 2018* leads us to retain a positive outlook for deal flow in the T&M market.

* #1 UK M&A adviser by deal volume: Experian adviser league tables