Making Sense of Current M&A Dynamics

Professionals from across the firm share perspectives on market trends, opportunities and challenges. 

Deal Snapshot: Indulge Desserts

We advised Indulge Desserts, a manufacturer of premium gourmet desserts, on its sale to Emmi Group. Get insights on the deal and M&A activity in the bakery space.

Medical Device Contract Manufacturing: Key Takeaways on Market Sentiment

We share insights on the medical device contract manufacturing M&A market based on our conversations with key players in the sector.

Eyes on the Election: How Will M&A Be Impacted?

We examined M&A activity in prior elections to shed light on what buyers and sellers may want to consider during the 2020 presidential election. 

Compliance Software: A Compelling Investment in Today’s Climate

We answer four questions on the compliance software sector in our new episode of Quick Takes with Harris Williams.

Global Utility Software Sector Review

In the face of unprecedented change, utility providers are turning to software to keep up. Our new report covers evolution in the space and explores M&A activity.

Buyer Perspectives: ASGN Incorporated

Our new installment of Buyer Perspectives features a conversation with ASGN Incorporated, a leading provider of IT and professional services, on today’s M&A market.

Buyer Perspectives: A Q&A with Kelly®

We spoke with Kelly®, a global leader in workforce management, on current M&A strategies and opportunities in the space.

TMT Roundtable: M&A Insights and Outlook

Thierry Monjauze sat down with OC&C Strategy Consultants and leaders in the global private equity space to discuss the latest in tech M&A.

Event Recap: BevNET and NOSH

Here, we share key takeaways on the branded food and beverage subsector from a recent event hosted by BevNET and NOSH.

Foodservice Suppliers: Four Approaches to Differentiation in the COVID-19 World

September 3: New consumer habits are spurring innovation in foodservice. How will premier suppliers and providers emerge from the pack? We discuss here, and share M&A insights.

Commercial & Industrial Services: Six Subsectors to Watch

August 24: Our recent report provides insights on six recession-agnostic subsectors that we believe merit close buyer attention. 

Private Equity Sentiment Update: Key Takeaways from Recent Conversations

August 19: In the virtual world, we remain connected to our private equity clients as thought partners. We’re hearing that sentiment and portfolio company performance are improving.

Deal Snapshot: Veriforce’s Acquisition of ComplyWorks

August 18: EPI Group and TMT Group discuss what's driving buyer interest in the compliance subsector and share insights from our latest deal in the space.

Insights on Data Science, M&A, and COVID-19

August 11: We discuss the role of data science in M&A, and how to quantify COVID-19’s impact on businesses with Two Six Capital.

Optimizing the Outcome: Dealmaking in TMT During COVID-19

July 21: Completing M&A transactions in today’s environment requires more transparency, responsiveness and flexibility than ever before. Our TMT group shares learnings from recent deals.

Testing, Inspection, Certification & Compliance: Market Observations and Performance Following Past Disruptions

July 10: The sector benefits from strong tailwinds driving long-term growth—even in today’s challenging environment. Get the latest in our new report.

Quick Takes with Harris Williams: COVID-19's Impact on the Utility Services Sector

July 8: Our EPI Group discusses today’s utility services market compared to the Great Recession and current opportunities in the sector with L.E.K. Consulting.

Deal Snapshot: ATP Acquires Flightdocs

July 7: Our ADG Group and TMT Group discuss what makes aviation software an appealing sector for buyers.

Deal Profile: The Retina Group of Washington

July 7: A $12 billion subsector today, the ophthalmology services market is expected to continue to grow. Read about our deal with The Retina Group of Washington. 

Outdoor and Active Lifestyle M&A Market: Three Buyer Priorities

July 6: Our Consumer Group expects M&A opportunities to be on the rise in the outdoor and active lifestyle industry as consumers head outdoors for socially-distant activities.

Employer Health: Direct Healthcare Providers

July 6: Direct healthcare has rapidly gained relevance since the onset of COVID-19. Read about four key factors for leading providers in the space.

Industrial Technology: Market Observations

July 6: Long-term prospects for the industrial technology sector are positive despite short-term uncertainty, particularly within industrial automation. 

Residential Building Products: A New Take on Cyclicality and Investment Upside

June 30: Investors typically skeptical of cyclicality in the building products market may start to reconsider based on current dynamics. Our Building Products & Materials Group discusses opportunities in the space.

Q&A: Multi-Site Marketing in an Uncertain Environment

June 29: Consumer-facing businesses are experiencing immense change in today’s uncertain environment. We spoke with marketing executives on how they are evolving strategies accordingly. 

COVID-19 and Industrials: Navigating the New Normal

June 22: Our webinar with L.E.K. Consulting discusses COVID-19's impact on and investment implications for the packaging, chemicals and industrial technology sectors.

Quick Takes with Harris Williams: COVID-19 Spurs HCIT Innovation

June 17: As HCIT companies help healthcare providers battle COVID-19, we’re seeing increased innovation in the sector. We expect compelling opportunities to follow.

A New Course: COVID-19 and Shifting Food & Beverage Habits

June 8: In partnership with Encore Consumer Capital, our new report provides insights on significant changes in today’s food and beverage market.

Lender Q&A—Lending Markets in the COVID-19 Era

June 2: We spoke with a range of lenders on the state of the debt markets in today’s environment. Get insights here.

Managing Risk for Transportation Providers in the “Next Normal”

May 28: Access our recent webinar with Aon Risk Services.

The Nuances of the Deal in the COVID-19 World

May 21: How are we navigating M&A in this challenging landscape? Read our observations based on recent deals.

COVID-19: Consumer Insights, New Normal Trends & Investment Implications

May 20: Our webinar with L.E.K. Consulting covers consumer shifts arising from COVID-19 and their impacts on five consumer product and service subsectors. 

Automotive Aftermarket Overview: Positioned for Success post-COVID-19

May 15: Three converging factors are driving interest in the automotive aftermarket despite COVID-19 impacts. Read about opportunities in the sector.

Quick Takes with Harris Williams

May 12: Managing Directors Mike Wilkins and Thierry Monjauze recently discussed what they’re seeing in today’s TMT market. Hear what they had to say.

Chemicals and Specialty Materials Market Insights

May 8: As market conditions stabilize, we anticipate a wide range of M&A opportunities in the chemicals and specialty materials sector. 

Looking Ahead: Health and Beauty M&A After Shelter in Place

May 6: We’re seeing resilience, creativity, and partnership in the health and beauty sector. Read about the opportunities being created.  

Telehealth: Proving its Value in the COVID-19 World

May 5: COVID-19-related changes to healthcare are knocking down telehealth roadblocks and spurring accelerated growth in this already promising sector.

Looking Back to Go Forward

April 30: We analyzed M&A activity during the Great Recession at the sector, company, and deal-specific levels to inform our view of COVID-19’s potential impact.

Dealmaking Under Quarantine

April 30: Co-Head of M&A John Neuner shares dealmaking strategies while social distancing, including how to nurture relationships, tools to remain connected, and more. 

The Packaging Market and COVID-19

April 23: Packaging remains one of the more resilient parts of the economy, and we expect continued strong performance once the global economy achieves its “new normal.” Get our thoughts here. 

PE-backed Cleaning Companies Prep for Rampant Build-out after Coronavirus

April 15: As consumer behavior changes, private equity firms are discussing expansion opportunities for cleaning businesses. Read more from Managing Director Brent Spiller in PE Hub.

Need Liquidity? Private Equity Has Plenty

April 15: With a record cash surplus, private equity can help businesses during these challenging times. Read more form Co-Head of M&A Bob Baltimore in Global Finance Magazine. 

M&A Learnings from Past Economic Disruptions

April 3: We studied M&A activity around past economic disruptions, bearing in mind learnings from our firm’s experience, to inform our view on COVID-19’s potential impact. 

Industrial PE to Reassess Supply Chain as Pandemic Reveals Vulnerabilities

April 2: Co-Head of M&A John Neuner spoke with PE Hub on how investors are taking a closer look at supply chain costs and vulnerabilities in light of COVID-19-related volatility.