2019 Outlook

Opportunities Abound

Our senior professionals share their thoughts on trends and opportunities in 2019.

Aerospace, Defense and Government Services

See what ADG investors will be focused on in 2019, including companies that provide independent aftermarket support, advanced materials expertise, and specialized outsourced services.

Building Products and Materials

Within building products, interest is strongest in sectors linked to repair and remodel, since those tend to have the steadiest demand.

Business Services

In the Business Services sector, strong investor interest in workforce solutions is expected to continue throughout 2019 as companies embrace outsourcing and grapple with hiring challenges.


Consumer services and franchising, products and services that support healthier lifestyles, and all things pet-related are expected to maintain strength during 2019.

Energy, Power and Infrastructure

Buyer interest in utility services, industrial services and infrastructure services is expected to continue throughout 2019.

Healthcare and Life Sciences

As 2019 begins, investors are focusing on multi-site healthcare services, pharmaceutical supply chain services, wellness and chronic disease management and healthcare IT.


Industrial technology, packaging and specialty materials are expected to attract the most attention among industrial investors in 2019.

Specialty Distribution

E-commerce businesses, tariffs and changing economic conditions are affecting specialty distributors, but private companies, strategic buyers and investors should embrace the opportunities presented by these shifts.

Technology, Media and Telecom

Investor interest in subsectors including education technology, healthcare IT and vertical software with integrated payment modules is expected to continue in 2019.

Transportation and Logistics

Investor and buyer attention is especially focused on third-party logistics (3PL) businesses benefiting from booming e-commerce, as well as on essential automotive services with recession-resistant demand.