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Industry Update: Food and Beverage Industry Update – September, 2017

For 2017 YTD, total U.S. F&B announced transactions of 273 deals are on track to exceed 2016 record levels of 380.[…]
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Industry Update: Restaurant M&A and Industry Update – September, 2017

For announced transactions, Restaurant multiples saw a modest increase from 9.6x EBITDA in 2016 to 10.4x EBITDA in year-to-date 2017.[…]
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Industry Update: Pet M&A Update – September, 2017

For the 2017 YTD period, strategic buyers accounted for 93% of the Pet M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference; during 2016, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 79% of the transactions.[…]
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Industry Update: IT Services M&A Update – September, 2017

For the 2017 YTD period, strategic buyers accounted for 95% of the IT Services M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference; during 2016, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 87% of the transactions.[…]
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Industry Update: Packaging M&A Update – September, 2017

For the 2017 YTD period, strategic buyers accounted for 89% of the Packaging M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference; during 2016, strategic buyers also accounted for approximately 89% of the transactions.[…]
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Industry Update: Industrials & Manufacturing M&A Update – August, 2017

For the 2017 YTD period, strategic buyers accounted for 92% of the Industrials and Manufacturing M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference; during 2016, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 88% of the transactions.[…]
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Industry Update: E-Commerce M&A Update – August, 2017

For the 2017 YTD period, strastrategic buyers accounted for 94% of the E-Commerce M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference; during 2016, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 93% of the transactions.[…]
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Industry Update: Consumer & Retail M&A Update – August, 2017

For 2017 YTD, strategic buyers accounted for 59% of Consumer and Retail M&A transactions. During 2016, strategic buyers accounted for 85% of the transactions.[…]
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Industry Update: Technology & Software M&A Update – August, 2017

For 2017 YTD period, Technology and Software transactions are on track with 2016 volume and are trading at significantly higher multiples compared to 2016[…]
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Industry Update: Home Décor Industry Update – August, 2017

For 2017 YTD period, strategic buyers accounted for 78% of the Home Décor M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference; during 2016, strategic buyers also accounted for approximately 78% of the transactions:[…]
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Industry Update: Automotive M&A Update  – August, 2017

For 2017 YTD period, strategic buyers accounted for 83% of the automotive M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference; during 2016, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 88% of the transactions:[…]
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Industry Update: Food and Beverage M&A Update  – May, 2017

For 2016, total U.S. announced transactions of 380 deals are exceeding 2015 record levels of 351. Select recent notable publicly announced M&A transactions:[…]
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Industry Update: Automotive M&A Update  – April, 2017

For 2016, strategic buyers accounted for 88% of Automotive M&A transactions. During 2015, strategic buyers accounted for 87% of the transactions.  Select recent notable publicly announced M&A transactions:[…]
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Industry Update: Restaurant Industry Insight Spotlight on Fast Casual – April, 2017

For announced transactions, restaurant multiples saw a modest increase from 0.9x revenue in 2016 to 1.3x revenue in year-to-date 2017. Recent notable publicly announced M&A transactions:[…]
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Industry Update: Technology and Software Industry Insight – April, 2017

For 2016, strategic buyers accounted for 91% of technology and software M&A transactions. During 2015, strategic buyers accounted for 95% of the transactions. Select recent notable publicly announced M&A transactions:[…]
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Industry Update: Industrial & Manufacturing Industry Update – April, 2017

For year-to-date 2017, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 91% of industrial & manufacturing M&A transactions. During 2016, strategic buyers accounted for 91% of the transactions. Industrial & manufacturing transaction multiples decreased from 9.3x EBITDA and 1.0x revenue in 2015 to 8.4x EBITDA and 1.0x revenue in 2016. 2017 year-to-date multiples are up, 11.3x EBITDA and 1.3x revenue. Notable publicly announced 2016 and YTD 2017 M&A transactions:[…]
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Industry Update: Packaging M&A Update – April, 2017

For 2016 period, strategic buyers accounted for 87% of the packaging M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference.  For year-to-date 2017, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 89% of packaging M&A transactions. Peakstone equally weighted packaging index continues to increase with the broader market. Notable public 2016 & YTD 2017 transactions:[…]
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Industry Update: Consumer & Retail Industry M&A Update – April, 2017

For 2016, strategic buyers accounted for 85% of Consumer and Retail M&A transactions. During 2015, strategic buyers accounted for 90% of the transactions. Consumer and Retail categories continue to perform in line with the S&P 500 index. Select recent notable publicly announced M&A transactions:[…]
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Industry Update: E-Commerce Industry Update – April, 2017

For year-to-date 2017, strategic buyers accounted for 89% of the e-commerce M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference.  During 2016, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 86% of the transactions. For announced transactions, e-commerce multiples saw 9.4x EBITDA and 1.7x revenue in YTD 2017. Peakstone e-commerce index continues to outperform the S&P 500. Notable public announced transactions:[…]
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Industry Update: Home Décor Industry Update – March, 2017

For year-to-date 2017, YTD period, strategic buyers accounted for 71% of the home décor M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference. During 2016, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 78% of the transactions. Peakstone home décor index has underperformed the S&P 500 over a three year period. Notable public 2016 & YTD 2017 transactions:[…]
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Industry Update: Transportation & Logistics Industry M&A Update- February, 2017

For 2016, strategic buyers accounted for 91% of the transportation and logistics M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference. During 2015, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 93% of the transactions. In 2016, transaction multiples achieved a seven-year high of 10.4x EV / EBITDA and 0.8x EV / Revenue. Notable publicly announced transactions[…]
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Industry Update: Industrial & Manufacturing Industry Update – February, 2017

For year-to-date 2017, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 92% of industrial & manufacturing M&A transactions. During 2016, strategic buyers accounted for 91% of the transactions. For closed transactions, industrial & manufacturing transaction multiples decreased from 9.3x EBITDA and 1.0x revenue in 2015 to 8.4x EBITDA and 1.0x revenue in 2016. 2017 year-to-date multiples are up, 11.3x EBITDA and 1.6x revenue. Notable publicly announced 2016 and YTD 2017 M&A transactions[…]
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Industry Update: Packaging MA Insights – February, 2017

Packaging M&A continues to see strong activity. 2016 transaction volume of 63 deals was just below pace of 2015 levels. For the 2016 period, strategic buyers accounted for 87% of the packaging M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference.  During 2015, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 80% of the transactions. Peakstone equally weighted packaging index continues to outperform the S&P 500. Notable public 2016 & YTD 2017 transactions:[…]
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Industry Update: Consumer & Retail Industry M&A Update – January, 2017

For 2016, strategic buyers accounted for 85% of Consumer and Retail M&A transactions. During 2015, strategic buyers accounted for 90% of the transactions. Many Consumer and Retail categories continue to outperform the S&P 500. Select recent notable publicly announced M&A transactions:[…]
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Industry Update: Restaurant Update: Spotlight on Fast Casual – January, 2017

For announced transactions, restaurant multiples saw a modest decrease from 10.1x EBITDA and 1.03x revenue in 2015 to 9.6x EBITDA and 0.9x revenue in 2016. Recent notable publicly announced M&A transactions:[…]
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Industry Update: Food and Beverage M&A Update – December, 2016

For year-to-date 2016, total announced transactions of 357 deals are exceeding 2015 record levels. There were 351 transactions during 2015.For announced transactions, Food and Beverage (“F&B”) multiples saw a modest decrease from 13.4x Enterprise Value to EBITDA to 11.0x. […]RdMore


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Industry Update: Automotive M&A Update – December, 2016

For year-to-date 2016, total announced transactions of 52 deals are on pace with 2015 record levels. There were 55 transactions during 2015. For year-to-date 2016, strategic buyers accounted for 96% of Automotive M&A transactions. During 2015, strategic buyers accounted for 93% of the transactions. […]RdMore


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Industry Update: Packaging M&A Update – November, 2016

Packaging M&A continues to see strong activity. Year-to-date 2016 transaction volume of 50 deals is just below pace of 2015 levels. For the year-to-date 2016 period, strategic buyers accounted for 90% of the packaging M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference. […]RdMore


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Industry Update: Transportation & Logistics Industry M&A Update – November, 2016

Transportation and logistics M&A continues to see strong activity. YTD 2016 transaction volume of 99 exceeded 2015 levels. During 2015, there were 93 transactions. For YTD 2016, strategic buyers accounted for 96% of the transportation and logistics M&A […]RdMore


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Industry Update: E-Commerce Industry M&A Update – October, 2016

E-Commerce M&A continues to see strong activity. YTD 2016 transaction volume of 327 exceeded 2015 levels.  During 2015, there were 320 transactions. For Year-to-Date 2016, strategic buyers accounted for 87% of the e-commerce M&A transactions with financial buyers making up […]RdMore


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Industry Update: Industrial & Manufacturing Industry Update – October 2016

For year-to-date 2016, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 93% of industrial & manufacturing M&A transactions. During 2015, strategic buyers accounted for just over 90% of the transactions. For closed transactions, industrial & manufacturing transaction multiples increased from 8.4x EBITDA and 1.3x revenue […]
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Industry Update: Food & Beverage M&A Update – October, 2016

For year-to-date 2016, total announced transactions of 281 deals are on pace with 2015 record levels. There were 351 transactions during 2015. For announced transactions, Food and Beverage (“F&B”) multiples saw a modest decrease from 13.4x Enterprise Value to EBITDA to 12.1x. […] RdMore


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Industry Update: Restaurant Update: Spotlight on Fast Casual – September, 2016

For announced transactions, restaurant multiples saw a modest increase from 10.1x EBITDA and 0.86x revenue in 2014 to 10.1x EBITDA and 1.03x revenue in 2015. Recent notable publicly announced M&A transactions include BDT Capital Partners made a significant investment in Lou Malnati’s. […] RdMore


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Industry Update: Packaging M&A Update – July, 2016

Packaging M&A continues to see steady activity. Year-to-date 2016 transaction volume of 32 deals is just below pace of 2015 levels. For the year-to-date 2016 period, strategic buyers accounted for 91% of the packaging M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference. […]RdMore


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Industry Update: Consumer & Retail Industry M&A Update – June, 2016

For year-to-date 2016, strategic buyers accounted for 92% of Consumer & Retail M&A transactions. During 2015, strategic buyers accounted for 87% of the transactions. For reported closed transactions, Consumer & Retail transaction multiples have ranged between 8x and 12x since 2010. […]RdMore


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Industry Update: Business Services M&A Update – June, 2016

For YTD 2016, strategic buyers accounted for 91% of Business Services M&A transactions. During 2015, strategic buyers accounted for 94% of the transactions. Many Business Services categories continue to outperform the S&P 500. […]RdMore


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Industry Update: Industrial & Manufacturing Industry M&A Update – June, 2016

For year-to-date 2016, strategic buyers accounted for 91% of industrial & manufacturing M&A transactions. During 2015, strategic buyers accounted for just over 90% of the transactions. For closed transactions, industrial & manufacturing transaction multiples increased from 8.4x EBITDA and 1.3x revenue […] RdMore


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Industry Update: E-Commerce Industry M&A Update – June, 2016

E-Commerce M&A continues to see strong activity. YTD 2016 transaction volume of 166 deals is on pace with 2015 levels. During 2015, there were 320 transactions. For Year-to-Date 2016, strategic buyers accounted for 87% of the e-commerce M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference. […] RdMore


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Industry Update: Pet Industry M&A Update – May, 2016

For YTD 2016, strategic buyers accounted for 79% of Pet Industry M&A transactions. During 2015, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 89% of the transactions. […] RdMore


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Industry Update: Restaurant Update: Spotlight on Fast Casual – May, 2016

For YTD 2016, strategic buyers account for 90% of restaurant M&A transactions. In 2015, strategic buyers accounted for 80% of the transactions. Restaurant multiples in announced transactions have been consistent […] RdMore


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Industry Update: Food and Beverage M&A Update – May, 2016

Food and Beverage (“F&B”) M&A continues to see strong activity. Q1 2016 had a transaction volume of 117 deals which is just under Q4 2015 record levels, 127 deals in Q4 2015. For YTD 2016, strategic buyers accounted for 90% of F&B M&A […] RdMore


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Industry Update: Packaging M&A Update – April, 2016

Packaging M&A continues to see strong activity with 2015 transaction volume of 65 deals. For the 2015 period, strategic buyers accounted for 80% of the packaging M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference […]RdMore


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Industry Update: E-Commerce M&A Update – February, 2016

E-Commerce M&A continues to see strong activity. 2015 transaction volume of 369 deals is just below record 2014 levels.  During 2014, there were 375 transactions, an increase of over 12% […]
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Industry Update: Food & Beverage Update – January, 2016

Food and Beverage (“F&B”) M&A continues to see strong activity. 2015 had a transaction volume of 351 deals is above 2014 record levels, 333 deals in 2014. For 2015, strategic buyers accounted for 87% of F&B M&A transactions […]

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Industry Update: Restaurant Update: Spotlight on Fast Casual – January, 2016

In 2015, strategic buyers accounted for 80% of restaurant M&A transactions. During 2014, strategic buyers accounted for just over 81% of the transactions.[…]

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Industry Update: Pet Industry M&A – January, 2016

For 2015, strategic buyers accounted for 88% of Pet Industry M&A transactions. During 2014, strategic buyers accounted for just over 84% of the transactions. For announced transactions, restaurant multiples saw a modest increase from 10.11x EBITDA […]

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Industry Update: Consumer & Retail M&A – December, 2015

Stock price performance and valuation trends have been strong across most sectors. The following is an overview of the selected industries and their respective stock price performance over the last three years and current valuation levels [(Relative Stock Price) (Enterprise Value to EBITDA)]. For year-to-date 2015, strategic buyers accounted for 84% of Consumer & Retail M&A transactions […]

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Industry Update: Industrial & Manufacturing M&A – November, 2015

Stock price performance and valuation trends have been strong across most sectors. The following is an overview of the selected industries and their respective stock price performance over the last three years and current valuation levels. For year-to-date 2015, strategic buyers accounted for 91% of industrial manufacturing M&A transactions […]

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Industry Update: Food and Beverage M&A – October, 2015

Food and Beverage (“F&B”) M&A continues to see strong activity. Year-to-date 2015 transaction volume of 190 deals is just below pace of 2014 record levels. For year-to-date 2015, strategic buyers accounted for 86% of F&B M&A transactions. During 2014, strategic buyers accounted for just over 91% of the transactions […]

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Industry Update: Transportation & Logistics M&A – September, 2015

U.S. transportation & logistics M&A continues to see strong activity. Year-to-date 2015 transaction volume of 93 deals is on pace to surpass 2014 deal volume of 99 transactions. For the year-to-date 2015 period, strategic buyers accounted for 87% of the transportation & logistics M&A transactions […]

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Industry Update: Packaging M&A – September, 2015

Packaging M&A continues to see strong activity. Year-to-date 2015 transaction volume of 50 deals is just below pace of 2014 record levels. For the year-to-date 2015 period, strategic buyers accounted for 76% of the packaging M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference. […]

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Industry Update: E-Commerce M&A – September, 2015

September, 2015. E-Commerce M&A continues to see strong activity. Year-to-date 2015 transaction volume of 216 deals is on pace with record 2014 levels. During 2014, there were 375 transactions, an increase of over 12% from the prior year […]

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Industry Update: Restaurant M&A – August, 2015

August, 2015. For year-to-date 2015, strategic buyers accounted for 75% of restaurant M&A transactions. During 2014, strategic buyers accounted for just over 80% of the transactions. For announced transactions (albeit a limited sample size), restaurant multiples saw a modest increase from 10.1x EBITDA and 0.9x revenue in 2014 to 11.1x EBITDA and 1.2x revenue year-to-date 2015. […]

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 Industry Update: E-Commerce M&A – June, 2015

June, 2015.  The E-Commerce industry continues to see strong activity. Year-to-date 2015 transaction volume of 145 deals is on pace with record 2014 levels. During 2014, there were 375 transactions, an increase of over 12% from the prior year. […]

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