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