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Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity among food & beverage (F&B) industry participants in North America maintained a reasonably robust pace in 2019 with over 300 completed transactions, achieving a level roughly in line with 2018 performance. At the same time, the aggregate value of deals...

Despite continued trade tensions, geopolitical unrest, and weakness in global demand, the U.S. economy entered its 126th consecutive month of economic expansion – the longest in U.S. history. Strong performance across numerous key market indicators, including a low interest rate environment and unemployment at the lowest...

The behavioral health industry focuses on treating people with a variety of conditions including anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorders, eating disorders, PTSD and substance abuse disorders.  The market for mental health and substance abuse treatment is expected to reach $23 billion in 2019 and is projected...

Uncertainty is a proven deterrent to deal-making activity, and that has certainly been evidenced in the automotive sector as we approach the end of 2019. According to Thompson Reuters, through the first 9 months of 2019, the number of deals completed among global automotive companies...

From a global perspective, the volume of M&A transactions within the automotive sector remained robust in 2018, setting a high water mark and marginally outpacing the activity level of approximately 900 reported transactions in 2017. As is often the case when there are technology shifts...

Consolidation in the plastics industry continued as 2018 led to the second-best year for plastics M&A since 2010 at $34bn in transaction value, a $12bn increase over 2017. Although total transaction value was up over 2017, the total number of transactions fell slightly. M&A is...

Geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and its North American partners, combined with minimal progress on Chinese trade negotiations likely played a role in the tempered metals sector deal activity in 2018. The number of transactions in metals declined to 133 in 2018, down 1.5% from...