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8 November 20232 minute read

Global M&A Intelligence Report 2023 – Industrials sector supplement

An analysis of the trends, challenges and opportunities in the global industrials M&A market

We are delighted to announce the launch of our second edition Industrials sector supplement to our 2023 global M&A intelligence report, which is now in its ninth edition.

This report provides an insight into global Industrials sector M&A deal activity in 2022 when compared to the period 2019-2021 which we reported on in our inaugural report last year. On average, each year DLA Piper advises on around 50-80 M&A deals globally in the Industrials sector, for clients such as BASF, General Electric, Jaguar Land Rover and Michelin.

Our 2023 supplement combines internal and external data and provides insightful analysis of the M&A market trends, challenges and opportunities currently facing the Industrials sector including analysis and commentary on the following key topics:

  • the impact of the conflict in Ukraine;
  • the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a driver for M&A; and
  • the role of sustainability and ESG.

“We are seeing a heightened focus where international corporates are placing ESG and technological evolution as the main strategic considerations for M&A in the Industrials sector. ”

Richard Fens, Corporate Partner, Global Co-Chair – Industrials sector

Should you wish to discuss certain aspects of our supplement in more detail, or if you are interested in receiving a tailored briefing presentation of this report to your in-house team, feel free to reach out to your regular M&A key contact at DLA Piper, or alternatively contact Richard Fens (Partner, Global Co-chair - Industrials) or Tim Lake (Partner, International Head of Manufacturing sub-sector).

Methodology: The insights in this report are based on an analysis of market data of 4,356 deals completed in 2022 in the global Industrials sector, a comparative analysis of 73 Industrials sector deals that DLA Piper advised on in 2022, and further builds on a survey that we have conducted among 75 senior M&A lawyers (across the globe) in DLA Piper’s Industrials sector group.

“Increasingly clients are not only addressing, but also leveraging the ESG agenda in order to gain a strategic competitive advantage.”

Tim Lake, Corporate Partner, International Head of Manufacturing sub-sector and UK Head of Industrials

Thank you: In producing this report, we have partnered with GlobalData (a leading market intelligence and data provider) for the wider market data; and with Lockton (a leading warranty and indemnity insurance brokerage firm). We’d like to thank both companies for their helpful and valuable contribution in producing this report.